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The Digital Age Creating Vision Problems, Computer Glasses Can Help

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My eyes have been bothering me a lot over the past couple years, due mostly I’m sure to the digital age. I spend many hours in front of a computer screen here at work, in addition to my personal time with my home.

According to an article in CNN, digital eyestrain is now a common problem. Eye and vision problems are reported in 70 to 75%of computer workers, according to the American Optometric Association. Headaches, eye pain, redness, watering, double vision and loss of focus are all associated with digital eyestrain.

 The good news is there are numerous things you can do to help avoid the condition, including: Wear computer glasses. Use a pair of computer glasses and work at the proper distance — 20 to 28 inches, depending on the focal point of the eye. Computer glasses have a different focal point than reading glasses. This will reduce the effort of focusing and putting a strain on your eyes. The extra effort to focus will cause tension in the eye muscles, which in addition to causing eye discomfort can lead to an increase in eye pressure.

I’ve read tons of reviews on computer glasses, and they are for the most part very positive. I’ll be seeing an eye doctor tomorrow, and bring the glasses with me to she what she says, but I’ve already noticed a reduction in irritation. I’ll keep you updated.

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