Provided by Aaron Barriga
In today’s technology-driven world, we have become highly dependent on the use of digital devices. We spend hours in front of a computer screen not realizing what damage it does to our eyes. Take an objective look at the benefits of computer eyeglasses and the importance of a comprehensive eye exam.
What Actions to Take?
It’s important that you get a comprehensive eye exam done. A lot of eye problems go unnoticed by patients and that itself is a problem. An eye exam by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist helps you detect problems before your vision takes a major hit. If your vision does not match the perfect 20-20, your eye doctor will recommend eyeglasses.
Why are Eyeglasses Important?
Eyeglasses allow you to combat the constant eyestrain, headaches, and blurry vision problems that make working in front of a computer a constant battle. Glasses are particularly helpful to keep your eyes protected from dust, sand, and other foreign particles that have the potential to damage your eyes.
Glasses also keep your eyes free from damage caused by harmful radiation from your computer, mobile phone, and even the sun that have the potential to worsen your eyesight.
Types of Lens for Computer Eyeglasses
- Single Vision Computer Glasses
Single vision computer glasses reduce your chance of an eye strain, blurred vision, and bad posture. Single vision lenses can be used for patients of all ages.
- Occupational Progressive Lenses
Occupational progressive lenses are a multifocal lens rectify near, distant, and intermediate vision. These lenses offer you more comfortable vision when you sit in front of the computer. However, it is not ideal for long-distance tasks.
- Occupational Bifocal and Trifocal Lenses
Occupational bifocal and trifocal lenses give you a higher zone for near and intermediate vision as opposed to regular bifocal and trifocal lenses. The position of the near and intermediate vision can be altered as per your needs.
Benefits of Computer Eyeglasses
- Reduced Glare
Computer screen glare increase the intensity of light and dark colors displayed. And this makes your pupils struggle to keep up with the light by constantly dilating. That’s where computer eyeglasses come in handy. These glasses include anti-glare coating, designed to keep exhausting screen glare at bay.
- Better Eye Focus
Computer eyeglasses correct astigmatism, a common refractive error that often causes blurry vision. Your eye doctor will take precise measurements for your lenses to make sure the optical center of each lens lies in front of your pupils when you put them on. These lenses keep your eyes relaxed for a prolonged period to keep objects in focus and offer the largest field of view.
- Blue Light Filter
Computers emit blue-violet radiations which harmful and its extended exposure to your eyes leads to problems like eye strains, erratic sleep pattern, and macular degeneration in some. People who face one or more of these problems can use computer protection glasses that have amber-tinted lenses that increase the contrast. It also acts as a shield to protect your eyes from harsh lights emitted from the computer screen
- Reduced in CVC Symptoms
A study suggested employees sitting in front of the computer for long hours usually have no visual complaints. However, the same set of employees experience challenges with productivity and accuracy. To ensure a reduction in symptoms of CVS, it is advised that you invest in a pair of protective eyeglasses. Symptoms like dry eyes, red eyes, and disrupted eyes usually go away with a good pair of computer glasses.
- Better Posture
A lot of times, to get a better look at what’s written on the computer screen, we hunch over or peer closer not realizing the damage it does to the eyes. Computer glasses give you a clearer vision without you having to strain your eyes, neck, and back.
Not everyone is a candidate for eyeglasses. Patients who experience digital eye strain will be recommended a pair of computer eyeglasses that will help you work better.
Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs to inform readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care, especially LASIK. Aaron loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels.