Has working on digital screens taken a toll on your eyes? You know it has if your eyes become red and dry by the time you stop working on your computer. It may be worse if long time on computers leaves you with headaches, eye strain and more vision-related problems. Known as digital eye strain, these conditions can have significant effects on your physical and mental health.
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You think you have digital eye strain?
If you are experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain, spending long periods on computer screens may not be the only reason. Symptoms of eye strain can also arise if you have an uncorrected vision. So if you think you may be having computer vision syndrome, you should go for an eye test. Your local optometrist or optician is fine, but we’d recommend a Specscart store if you live near Manchester.
If your prescription hasn’t changed, you should consider buying a pair of screen glasses to help your eyes! Read more about them below.
What are screen glasses and how can they help you?
Widely advertised as the protectors of the eye and as miracles that take away your eye strain, screen glasses help you spend time on screens without damaging your eyes. They can help the symptoms of eye strains and reduce those headaches you get after hours of working on a computer. But the effectiveness of screen glasses varies from person to person. While some people may benefit majorly from a pair of screen glasses, some people may not notice any major difference!
You may have come across all sorts of screen glasses online, but there are majorly two types.
The blue light blocking glasses!
Designed to protect our eyes from High Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light, blue light glasses work by filtering out any blue light and prevent it from reaching the eye. These screen glasses are popular because HEV blue light can potentially damage the retina and increase chances of age-related macular degeneration. Blue light from computer and laptop screens can also disrupt our circadian rhythms.
Screen glasses with blue light protection and anti-glare coatings are not only useful in protecting our eyes but they can also help with symptoms of digital eye strain.
Blue light screen glasses are the first choice because they are not very expensive. Blue light protection coatings can be combined with single vision lenses, bifocals, trifocals and even progressives to give you the best spectacles for your needs. If you want a pair, you should head to Specscart now!
Computer glasses are specialised screen glasses made for viewing computer screens at an intermediate distance. They are modified according to your prescription and make focusing on the computer screen easier. These screen glasses can reduce digital eye strain symptoms and should be a must if your work involves staring at a screen all day long.
But, there is a downside to these! Computer glasses should only be bought if you’re okay with switching to a different pair of glasses while you’re working because these screen glasses are specialised for the screen! Computer glasses that help with red-eye and headaches cannot also correct nearsightedness or farsightedness and usually require a special prescription.
A little expensive they may be, but they are definitely more effective than blue light protection glasses!
If you wish to go with screen glasses specially fitted to view your screen, you should get an eye test at a Specscart store. And if you simply want blue light glasses, you should visit Specscart to buy the best quality glasses online.
An amazing eyeglasses shopping experience awaits you at Specscart!