Has this ever happened to you? You’re at work or school, working on the computer all day long, and by the end of the day, you realize your eyes are burning. That spreadsheet is probably not the only thing to blame… You may be experiencing digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome, which can occur when the eyes overwork themselves which then leads to strained eyes that causes symptoms such as head and neck aches, blurred vision, dry eyes and shoulder pain. Computer related eye strain can be lessened with a few tips and a pair of computer reading glasses with No-Glare eyeglass lenses, such as Crizal®.
Digital products, such as computers, phones, and tablets, are an unavoidable part of our everyday lives so it is important to take preventative measures to reduce the pain.
Top 10 Ways:
- The height and position of the computer should be adjusted so the screen is slightly below eye level, but directly in front of you
- Enlarge the screen’s text
- Reposition the monitor so glare and reflections from surroundings are limited
- Keep an arm’s length between you and the screen
- Remember to blink regularly to keep eyes moist
- Dim lights so they do not compete with the light coming off your screen
- Keep the screens of all devices wiped off to make them easier to see
- It may seem like a no-brainer, but don’t keep caught up in your activities and forget to blink
- Schedule an annual eye exam
- 20/20/20 – Every 20 minutes, take a break for 20 seconds and focus on something 20 feet away
Talk to your Eye Care Professional, such as your eye doctor, at you next eye exam or visit, and ask about Crizal No-Glare Lenses.
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