If you’re reading this post, you are most likely on a mobile device or a computer screen. And that device or screen is about 24 inches away from your eyes. When you look at a back-lit screen for any length of time, you will most likely experience eye strain, blurry vision, or dry eyes. In some cases, you can even experience headaches or notable eye pain.
This is the part where we scream LOOK AWAY! YOUR EYES!
Now, we know that it’s always possible to turn your head away from your screen. When you can, that’s wonderful, but if you work all day in front of a computer screen, computer glasses may be for you!
Why does eye strain happen? It takes a lot of energy to stay accurately focused on your computer screen. Whether you wear glasses or not, it can take extra energy and brainpower to keep your eyes so carefully focused at a specific distance for an extended period of time.
Computer glasses are like the cruise control of the optical world – you’re still “driving the car” but cruise control eases all that ankle pain when you’re adjusting the speed.
Computer glasses are specially designed for your vision at 20-26 inches away from your eyes. Most young people wear glasses to correct their vision far away, while adults might need distance glasses and readers. Since those distance and near corrections are considered of most importance, that area 20-26 inches (known as mid-vision) gets pushed to the back burner.
Computer glasses make your mid-vision its most important task: fine tuning your prescription to this specific distance. In doing this, eye strain is lessened since your eyes don’t have to work as hard to focus.
Computer glasses expand this mid-vision area and make seeing the screen a more comfortable experience for people at any age. Patients can choose to get a single-vision computer glass, or an expanded area progressive.
Looking for a pair of computer glasses that are perfect for you? Contact Michele in our optical today!