Tips to reduce eye fatigue caused by computers
by a1aoptics | Mar 11, 2022 | Blogs |
- Have the most current prescription for your eyeglasses or contacts.
- Use computer glasses, the prescription is set for maximum clarity at the distance of the screen. The power of the lens needed for the distance of the screen is different than the power needed for distance or reading vision. For those over 40 and using bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses, the limitations of their lenses can greatly impact their ability to see the computer, causing them to move their heads to unnatural positions to find the spot in the lenses that focus on the computer distance. I made the computer lenses to provide a large viewing area with the specialized power for the computer distance directly in front of the eye. Computer lenses allow the wearer’s head and neck to be in a normal position, reducing fatigue and improving productivity.
- Make sure your lenses filter the Blue Light and have anti-reflection; both reduce eye fatigue
- Use the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes look away from the computer, focus on an object at a distance of 20 feet or more. Completely close your eyes slowly, then open your eyes and focus on the distant object; 20 times. Some professionals do not include the blinking exercise in the 20/20/20 rule. The fact is that when we look at a computer, we greatly reduce our blink rate. This leads to our eyes drying out between blinks, the eyelids are then moving over a dry surface instead of slipping over a slick surface. Keeping the surface of the eye wet keeps the eye working at the optimum level.