Do You Need Computer Glasses?

Do You Need Computer Glasses?

Do You Need Computer Glasses?

In the modern workplace, many people use computers and digital devices every day. They may make work easier, but they may also cause a lot of stress. They can stress and irritate your eyes, causing blurry vision, dizziness, and headaches. To reduce these symptoms and improve your vision when you are using a computer, you need computer glasses.

 

Computer glasses are prescription lenses with a special coating to block blue light. They help the wearer use their devices comfortably without stress or strain.

 

What Is Blue Light?


 

Not all colors of the light spectrum are harmful to the eyes. Computers and other electronic devices emit blue wavelength light, just like the sun. This blue light helps boost your attention, mood, and reaction time during the day when you receive it from sunlight.

 

However, the blue light that computers and electronic devices emit is harmful to your eyes and body. It could lead to premature aging of the eyes, in addition to causing computer vision syndrome.

 

Computer Vision Syndrome


 

Computer vision syndrome is a temporary condition that results from using computer screens for long periods without proper glasses. The primary cause of computer vision syndrome is the glare of blue light. Different prescription computer glasses help deal with this condition. The prescription strength depends on the symptoms affecting you.

 

Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome


 

Overexposure to blue light can cause sleep disruption and digital eyestrain. These two can, in turn, present certain symptoms that include:

 

  • Red or dry eyes
     

  • Blurry vision
     

  • Double vision
     

  • Eye fatigue
     

  • Back pain
     

  • Neck pain

     

Sleep Disruption


 

Blue light from the sun is responsible for alertness and energy during the day. But if you incorporate electronic devices into your nighttime routine, it can mess with your circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is your sleeping and waking pattern. Blue light from electronic devices at night suppresses the hormone melatonin that regulates the circadian rhythm.

 

It makes it harder to fall asleep and get rest, causing your tiredness and restlessness. It also results in eye fatigue, as well as back and neck pain.

 

Digital Eyestrain


 

Your eyes are yet to adapt to the modern way of living and all the digital devices in use. The cornea and eye lens are not able to filter the harmful light effectively. Over time, exposure to blue light can cause eyestrain. It can also damage the light-sensitive cells of the retina.

 

As you age, it may lead to eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. Blue light is worse when it affects the eyes of young children. It can cause slow degeneration of their eyes, leading to other complicated eye diseases as they age.

 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is essential to block the blue light. You can do this by getting computer glasses. They will help you effectively block it no matter which digital device you may be using. If you already use prescription glasses, make them computer-friendly by adding the blue light shield. Computer glasses will prevent your eyes from premature aging.



 

For more information on computer glasses and the effects of blue light, contact Eyecare Center Optometrist, PSC, at our offices in Richmond, Lexington, Irvine, McKee, or Beattyville, Kentucky. You can call (859) 208-2020, (859) 623-6643, (859) 272-2449, (606) 464-8148, (606) 726-9321, or (606) 287-8477 today to schedule an appointment.

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