From white collar to retail to contract labor, it seems that virtually every job field involves spending a considerable amount of time looking at a computer, tablet, smart phone or other screen. While there is no doubt that new technology has revolutionized the way most people work, it is also true that all that screen time can take a toll on your eyes, especially if you already need prescription glasses.
It’s also true that some eyeglasses can make looking at a computer or other screen more difficult. Fortunately, there is one brand that is leading the way in creating computer-friendly eyeglasses: Essilor. As the leading eye doctor in Oshkosh, we have found that many of our patients have huge success with the Essilor line of glasses.
Here is a closer look at how staring at computers can be difficult for people with vision problems, and more information about how Essilor glasses can help.
Knowing the risks
You have probably heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, a stress injury of the wrist typically caused by the repetitive motion associated with typing at a computer. It turns out that computers pose a similar repetitive motion problem for our eyes.
Reading information on a computer screen is not the same as reading a book or magazine. The harsh light can be hard on your eyes, and the quickly changing images require your eyes to do much more work. All of this stress can easily wear out your eye muscles, and the issue is worse for those who already wear prescription glasses.
Staring at a computer for long periods of time can be especially hard on those who have nearsightedness or astigmatism, as well as anyone over the age of 40. In fact, these people are even at risk for Computer Vision Syndrome, which can cause blurred vision, eye irritation, headaches and even neck and back pain.
An easy solution
Now that you know the risks associated with computer screens for those who wear glasses, it is time to explore the solution. Essilor is an eyeglass manufacturer that specializes in creating glasses meant for those who have prolonged exposure to computer screens on a regular basis.
Essilor even makes a wide variety of different computer-friendly glasses in its Eyezen line. Essilor Eyezen glasses are single lens glasses designed to support the changing vision throughout three phases of life, from your twenties through your fifties. Varilux Eyezen glasses can be custom designed to whichever screen you use most: computer, smart phone or television. Essilor even has a line of bifocals designed specifically for computer use.
If you stare at a screen on a daily basis and want to give your eyes the best possible protection, talk to your eye doctor in Oshkosh about Essilor eyeglasses.
Find Essilor in Oshkosh
Those looking for high quality, reasonably priced glasses from Essilor and other top brands in Oshkosh need look no further than Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe. We look forward to welcoming you into our store and finding the glasses that are perfect for your lifestyle.