Eye strain at work?
For our customers who work in an office, staring at a computer screen, here is some advice on eye health.
Eyes and computer use
Lots of us use a computer at work and we are often asked if glasses are required to prevent eye strain. Most computer glasses have corrective lenses to allow the user to remain comfortable while looking at a computer screen for long periods - so yes, they can help.
Depending on the individual's requirements, these glasses can incorporate a correction for long sight, short sight or astigmatism. Also, if we think it will help, we may recommend tinted or coated lenses.
If you notice any problems with your eyesight when using a computer screen, pop in to see us for an eye examination.
Take a break
We probably do not need to tell you that it is important to take regular breaks from your computer. Not only is it good for your eyes, but for your whole body. Get up and walk around to stretch the spine and prevent back ache. For your eyes, a simple exercise is to focus on something far away. This relaxes the focusing muscle inside the eye, which in turn reduces eye fatigue.
Adjust your monitor's settings
Adjusting your computer’s display settings can help reduce eye strain and fatigue. Make sure the brightness is the same as the surroundings and adjust the text size and contrast so that it is comfortable to read. Black print on a white background is the best combination for comfort. Adjusting the monitor’s colour temperature can also be beneficial. Reducing the amount of blue colours on your screen can also help. Blue light is short-wavelength visible light that is associated with more eye strain than longer-wavelength hues, such as orange and red.
For those considering a new fashionable look for the office, we are here to help with our extensive collection of frames. We offer classic look specs, wood effect frames and bright, playful glasses in an array of hues including reds, purples and blues. Why not go bold with a fresh new look!