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Computer Vision Syndrome

Business Woman wearing glassesComputer Vision Syndrome describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing a computer screen for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of computer use.

Eyeglasses made with computer lenses or office lenses differ from regular glasses in that they are specifically made to help reduce the eye strain associated with computer and closeup office work.

The anti-reflective coating on computer glasses helps reduce the glare that bounces off the screen and light coming from the device. Glass color tinting is also a function that helps increase the screen’s contrast without making it too harsh for your eyes.

Types of Lenses

There are several different lenses that are offered with computer glasses:

  • Single vision computer glasses reduce the risk of blurred vision, eye strain, and bad posture. Single vision lenses are for any age computer user.
  • Occupational progressive lenses are a multifocal lens that corrects near, intermediate, and distance vision. These lenses give you greater and more comfortable vision at the computer, but they are not recommended for longer distance tasks.
  • Occupational bifocal and trifocal lenses offer better vision in the intermediate and near field range over regular bifocal and trifocal lenses. The position of the intermediate and near vision zones can be customized to your specific computer needs.

Benefits of Wearing Computer Glasses

No one enjoys eyestrain, blurred vision, or constant computer-related headaches. Glare reduction, an increase in contrast, and being able to look at the screen for longer periods of time are benefits that come with computer glasses.

In the workplace, we sometimes feel it’s necessary to peer over our glasses or hunch closer to the computer to be able to read the screen better. But we all know this isn’t helping. Computer glasses promote clearer vision, which reduces the need to strain your back and neck.

Our optometrist near Robinson Township, PA can work with you to select computer or office lenses that meet your specific needs and reduce the strain on your eyes in your work environment.

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