Glasses for eye strain
When your eyes have heavy duty tasks to perform, such as proof-reading or long hours on computer screens, even a small glasses prescription can make a big difference. A small correction for long-sightedness or astigmatism that would make very little difference outdoors, can make reading and computer tasks a lot more comfortable.
Another important consideration when managing eye strain with glasses is any underlying eye muscle imbalance – this should be tested for during a thorough eye examination, and can be easy to treat – but unfortunately it can often be missed.
Further protection can be added with a blue light filter. A blue light filter is a clear coating on the lenses that reduces the amount of harmful blue light entering the eyes. The lenses do not look blue, rather the blue light is in the reflections coming off the lenses. All our optometrists and staff here at The Eye Practice wear glasses with a blue light blocker to help protect their eyes – and they recommend them to everyone that uses a computer, mobile phone or other digital screen during the day.