We’ve all squinted to see something before, but we don’t have to do that if we wear the correct eyewear.
At Performance Eyecare, we will protect you from eye strain by giving you an eye exam and then prescribing any necessary eyeglasses or contacts.
Preventing Eye Strain
Are you sitting too close to your computer screen? Doing this can cause eye fatigue and blurred vision, which will make you feel like you have to get even closer to the screen.
Is there excessive lighting around your desk? Overhead lighting should be no brighter than your screen or else it will cause eye strain.
Are you wearing old prescription glasses? It’s always important to wear recently prescribed eyeglasses if you have them. You should schedule an appointment if you are forced to wear old eyeglasses. We can also fit you for custom computer eyeglasses.
Does your computer have an old monitor and low-resolution screens? These two things can be hard on your eyes. Upgrade to a high-resolution flat panel display for less eye fatigue.
Do you “turtle” when you sit at your desk? “Turtling” is when you sit with your back rounded, chin pushed forward and head tilted back. Some of us do this to get closer to the screen. You should schedule an appointment with our office if you can’t see the screen clearly with good posture.
Is your mouse too far away? If yes, then you’re forced to lean forward and closer to the screen which will cause strain.
Are you sitting in a bad chair? Your back should be supported so you can sit upright and at a comfortable distance from the screen.
Here are three additional tips to help combat eye strain:
Get an eye exam. This is simple because your eye doctor can identify your vision problems and prescribe special computer glasses for better comfort.
Avoid “computer stare.” It’s easy to forget to blink at a computer screen. Remember to blink often and fully to keep your eyes moist and comfortable.