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Prevent computer eyestrain with the right glasses

In the modern days, computer is all-pervasive. It’s everywhere you look, getting your work done at the office, downloading your favourite movies, managing your shopping cart for your Christmas shopping, keeping you entertained or helping you notch up good grades at the university. However, with the use of computers slated for an exponential increase, the computer-related health problems, especially posture and eye problems are also increasing at an extremely rapid rate. The commonest of them is the CV, or the Computer Vision syndrome, usually noted in people who regularly spend more than two hours in front of their monitors. With the latest pioneering technology in monitors, where monitors have shifted from Cathode Ray monitors to TFT, then to LCD and finally to LEDs, the strain on the eye has somewhat lessened. However, increased activity and time spent in front of the machine still manifests in certain symptoms that corroborate to the Computer Vision Syndrome. Symptoms include headaches, stiff neck and shoulder ache, blurry and tired vision, lack of eyesight focus and even burning/itching eyes. With a little precaution, and the right spectacles, however, most of these symptoms could be reduced to a noticeable degree.

If you are by nature someone with good eyesight, certain simpler changes in keeping the right posture, holding the monitor at the right distance and using a monitor-shade might be all that’s required. If, however, you do wear glasses regularly, you need to ensure that you are wearing the right glasses for your work, and that your glasses are clean and does not impede natural sight. It would definitely be an extremely valuable idea to seek the consultation of a physician if the symptoms like migraine and watery-eyes persist. However, it might also be possible that a different set of prescription lenses is all you’d require to make sure that you don’t face these problems. Given below is a set-list of directions and practices that would help you maintain the best computer-working practices, and would definitely reduce chances of computer-related discomfort.

Make sure that you have:

A Properly-Lit Work Environment – Make sure that you work in a well-lit, yet not overtly bright work environment while you are working on your computer. Too much light might cause glares on reflective surfaces, including walls, highly-polished wooden furniture and most important, your screen. Dim the surrounding light in your area to ensure that the light emitted from your monitor adequately blends in, and make good use of drapes and curtains. Using diffused light, and gentler bulbs are also a great idea to reduce monitor glare.

A Good Work Environment – A good work environment would a place with the right temperature, and excellent humidity-control and proper ventilation. It should be spacious enough to allow frequent changes in posture and should give your body freedom to move about. If you find the work environment too noisy, invest in a good pair of noise-cancellation headphones, which would help you to relax.

Good Monitor Placement – Most of the reported cases of computer-related health problems could be traced to bad posturing, bad monitor placement and subsequently, bad ergonomics. Make sure that you have the monitor placed right in front of you, at direct eye level. Ensure that you don’t need to slouch, or strain your back to get the best view of the monitor, and keep your monitor at least 22 inches away from your face without using the swivel-screen feature. You should be comfortable in front of the monitor, yet not cozy. You also need to make sure that your work area is bright and airy, so that you don’t have to lean over your keyboard to find the right key placement. It’s always a very good idea to use anti-glare filters while you are working on your monitor, or if that’s not possible, set your monitor to a low brightness level. Most monitors now have a pre-set text mode that makes working on monitor rather easy.

Best Monitor Installation – You should consider getting the best kind of computer monitor for yourself, or if that’s not presently possible, adjust the brightness and contrast settings of your monitor. Newer monitor models have a dynamic contrast mode, which adjusts the brightness exactly according to the ambient lighting and brightness. Get your monitor serviced regularly to avoid flickers and brightness fluctuations, as that can have an adverse effect on your eyes too.

Rest your eyes – You need to take breaks at regular intervals to rest your tired eye-muscles, especially after working in front of your monitor for longer stretches of time. Our eye makes over ten thousand movements over a course of an hour, which could be very tiring indeed! After a couple of hours’ worth of work, you could switch your monitor off, and close your eyes for about 10 – 15 minutes. Instead of making your boss think that you are sleeping on the job, use this time for a coffee break, or just talk across the aisle with your eyes closed. Certain deep-breathing exercises at this point would also help you relax, and comfort your eye muscles.

While eyestrain could originate from a number of factors, we help you prevent eyestrain from jeopardizing your productivity at work, or hampering your social life. We offer you an anti-reflective layer over your prescription lenses that reduces surface glares, and increases the amount of light transmitted through the lenses. It looks natural, and helps rest your eyes even while working in a high-brightness environment. Plus, the layer can also help to soothe your eyes, and reduce symptoms like watery eyes and eye-pain. Our anti-reflective layers have been recommended and prescribed by many opticians, and reflects our commitment towards keeping your vision healthy, and bright.

It might also be advisable that you keep a spare set of spectacles handy while you work at the office, which would ensure that you minimize eyestrain. Do check our catalogue for the best kind of supplementary lenses, and say adieu to eyestrain, for good. 

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