Spending hours at a computer monitor? Learn How to Tackle Eye Strain

Does your job put you in front of a computer monitor for several hours every day so that your eyes are feeling tired and achy? 

One of the most FAQ’s today is how to relieve computer eye strain.  There are a few places you can start and some of the solutions are a lot easier than you might think.

First, evaluate your computer setting and make adjustments to glare-inducing light sources. Glare causes eyestrain. Sources of glare can be a window, overhead lighting and the angle at which you look at your computer screen.

Adjust your monitor settings to improve contrast and font visibility.

Take breaks or change your gaze. Looking at a computer screen for hours puts an unnatural strain on your eyes. Your eye muscles keep things in focus by contracting the natural lens in your eyes, doing that all day long tires those muscles.

Get the appropriate correction in a designated pair of computer reading glasses. The correct lens power in high-quality optical lenses will eliminate eyestrain by relaxing your eye muscles that are constantly subject to strain from all day, everyday computer reading. High-quality lenses are important because if your eyes are struggling to see through an inferior quality lens, it will add to your eyestrain.

An anti-reflective coating reduces glare but this lens treatment also requires more care to keep the lenses from showing smudges and scratches.  High-quality coatings smudge less and hold up throughout the life of your readers. Inferior quality coatings tend to break down showing crazed, cracking in the lenses.

More research needs to be done to establish the true benefits of blue light blocking computer reading glasses. Read more about it here.

So just to sum things up, changes to your computer reading environment and the correct lens power in high-quality optical lenses will give you clear, comfortable, uncompromising vision and this is the first step in eliminating eye strain. 

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