Computer Vision Syndrome has become very common with the rise in use of computer screens, tablets and mobile phones. It is not unusual for people to spend 8 hours working on a screen and their evenings on a laptop or tablet whilst using phones in between!
Screen time has increased by 42% over the last 5 years. Small phone screens increase eye strain with some people even watching movies on their phones. Digital eye strain has a major effect on visual comfort and thus on productivity. Up to 40% of adults and 80% of teenagers may suffer with dry eyes, fatigue and eye strain after viewing electronic displays.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED COMPUTER GLASSES?
Often the first symptom of eye strain may be head or neck ache with dry, red eyes leading to a burning sensation. You may have to change focus frequently from close gaze reading documents on the desk to looking up to talk to customers or colleagues further away.
This is where computer glasses are the perfect answer. Their visual zones are tailored to the movements of your eyes whilst working. They offer a large field of vision at close and intermediate distances allowing you enjoy optimum vision in the range of vision required.
WHAT COATING SHOULD I USE?
Choose a high-quality coating. To ensure that reflections do not impair the quality of your vision at work, you should select a good antireflective coating for your lenses.
A hard protective coating ensures that your computer glasses can also withstand the stress and strain of everyday work.
The effects of blue light are currently the subject of much debate. We need blue light for a healthy body and general well-being, but blue light radiation can also be dangerous. With more blue light exposure than ever before due to LED lighting and computer screens, lenses with Blue protect coating filters the blue light thus protecting the eye in the range from 390 to 440 nm.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
The best advice is to take a break and rest your eyes following the 20/20/20 rule. This means every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and look away to 20 feet! Have your eyes checked and be aware that children have more screen time than ever now and so should be regularly reviewed
For further information or to book an appointment Contact Optica Machin English Opticians on 952 806 813 or by email [email protected].