How Computer Glasses Can Help with Digital Eye Strain

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If you work at a computer several hours per day, then you are prone to experiencing blurred vision, red eyes and eye strain. This is caused by computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome often occurs because the eyes are unable to remain focused on the computer for a long time.

If you are over the age of 40, then computer vision syndrome may be caused by a condition known as presbyopia. This is vision loss that is caused by the normal aging process. If you have been suffering from computer vision syndrome, then you will need to get a comprehensive eye examination. This will ensure that you do not have any serious eye conditions.

You may need to get customized computer glasses. These glasses are designed to keep you comfortable while you are looking at the computer. They will also reduce eyestrain.

Why Should You Use Computer Glasses?

Computer glasses are different from reading glasses and regular glasses. Computer screens are typically 20 to 25 inches from the face. Prescription glasses are designed to correct vision problems such as farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. Reading glasses work by magnifying small print.

Computer glasses have 40 percent less likely magnifying power than reading glasses. They will have to be customized in order to meet your needs. How close you sit from your computer and how close you hold your devices to your face will determine the type of computer glasses that you need.

Lens for Computer Eyewear

It is important to note that glasses that are designed for computer use are not designed for everyday wear or reading. Single vision lenses are one of the most popular types of lenses that are used for computer glasses. There are also occupational progressive lenses, occupational bifocal lenses, and trifocal lenses.

Your eye doctor will decide what type of lens are right for you.

Lens Tints and Coatings

Your lens should have anti-reflective coating. This can eliminate the glare from the computer, which can reduce eye strain. You can also get computer glasses with a tint. This can also reduce computer glare.

Where can you buy Computer Glasses?

Computer glasses can be purchased over-the-counter. However, you do not want to do this. You will need to go to the eye doctor and get a prescription. Before you go in for an eye examination, you will need to measure how far you sit from the computer. This will help your eye doctor customize the right computer glasses for you.

from Hargrave Eye Center |Ocular Health Experts


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