Optic Gallery Fort Apache/Tropicana
Optometrists located in Las Vegas, NV
Computer glasses can reduce eye strain from computer vision syndrome and protect your eyes from harmful blue light emitted by many digital devices. The experienced team at Optic Gallery Fort Apache offer a wide range of computer glasses options to alleviate or prevent computer vision syndrome. To schedule an evaluation for computer glasses, call the office in Las Vegas today, or make an appointment online.
Why do I need computer glasses?
If you work in front of a computer or another device with a screen, you’re at risk for developing computer vision syndrome. Sometimes called computer eye strain, this condition usually isn’t serious, but it can be uncomfortable and interfere with your job performance. Computer glasses optimize your vision for working at a computer and protect your eyes from potentially harmful blue light emitted from the screen of your device.
What are the symptoms of computer vision syndrome?
You may have computer vision syndrome if you notice any of the following signs.
- Dry eyes
- Blurred vision
- Eye irritation or inflammation
- Itchy eyes
- Eye pain
- Neck pain
- Eye pain
- Neck pain
If you have computer eye strain, your symptoms may become worse during or after time spent working on your computer.
How do computer glasses protect my eyes?
The lenses of computer glasses have a different prescription than your regular glasses or contacts. Computer glasses work a bit like reading glasses, in that they provide extra magnification so your eyes can easily focus on the screen in front of you. Your experienced Optic Gallery Fort Apache provider may recommend computer glasses with a single prescription, or with progressive or multifocal lenses, depending on your individual needs.
Anti-reflective coatings and tints can provide additional protection from eye strain. Eyezen® lenses and other blue light blockers are designed to prevent blue light from reaching your eyes. Blue light, like UV light, is present in sunlight and can be harmful to your eyes and skin; blue light is also emitted by LED and digital screens.
What else can I do to prevent eye strain?
The best way to address computer vision syndrome is to cut back on the time you spend in front of a screen. If this isn’t an option, try to keep your screen at the lowest possible brightness setting, maintain a distance of at least 20 inches between your eyes and the screen, and take frequent breaks in which you focus your eyes at longer distances.
If you’re concerned about computer vision syndrome, schedule an evaluation at Optic Gallery Fort Apache by calling the office today, or making an appointment online.