Computer screens have become a part of our daily workplace and we spend hours before it, doing work, viewing pictures, browsing the internet and much more. This dependency has not been beneficial for our eyes as such.
Continuously staring at the backlit screens like LED and LCD’s daily have made our eyes strained and overworked. It might seem easy to look at screens with a backlit panel, since the object on the screen is clear and crisp with brightness and desired contrast but it does not work too well with the eyes.
What is Computer Vision Syndrome:
Working on computer screens needs us to keep coordinating between the keyboard and the screen in a quick and repetitive motion, making our eyes work harder to regain focus. This repetitive motion of adjusting focus eye fatigue and straining occurs. This becomes tougher with the older age since after 40’s, eyes lose the flexibility to focus at objects as easily as before.
The problems arising from computer usage is generally labeled as CVS or ‘Computer Vision Syndrome’, and even children working on digital screens for long hours might be affected from CVS. The eye strain arises from constantly shifting focus from the keyboard onto the screen and the text/image. This repetitive action makes eyes tired easily and more susceptible to get eye problems later on.
Backlit Screens Emit Blue Lights:
These screens emit high amounts of blue light that makes eyes tired easily. Everyday exposure to this blue light can damage eyesight over time and stress eyes. On digital Blue light screens, eyes have to work harder to keep the object in focus and adjust to its contrast and brightness. This creates eye fatigue and strain which makes working on computers tougher for older adults.
Usage of Computer Glasses can Reduce Eye Strain:
CVS related eye problems can be greatly reduced by using specifically designed Glasses or spectacles. These spectacles can be made with your prescription details if you are a regular specs wearer or if you have normal 20/20 vision, it can be made without prescription too. The main feature of this type of eyeglass is the addition of a tinted layer. Depending on the lens brand these can have a tinted layer that reduces the effects of blue lights emitted from the backlit screens, thereby improving your vision. Wearing a specifically designed eyeglass can help reduce your eyestrain and help eyes work better.
Even if you just occasionally use digital devices, don’t think you’re safe from the effects of CVS. Most of us use our smartphones, tablets, e-readers etc. daily. These spectacles can help when you’re using smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. Even for children, it can be helpful if they wear these vision aids while working on their digital devices. The earlier you start the more chances for your eyes to work better at a later age, so reduce your eyestrain, and wear computer glasses.