Enjoy better vision while using digital devices.
Australian’s now spend over 10 hours every day using digital technology, but what effect is this having on our vision?^
Increased technology use is putting extra strain on our eyes and can cause computer vision syndrome.
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Source: google.com.au
What are the symptoms of CVS?
If you use computers or other digital devices for long periods, it’s likely that you, like 90% of other prescription glasses uses, experience symptoms of CVS inlcuding:
- Neck or back pain
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Dry or red eyes
- Eye irritation
While there is no evidence to suggest long term damage, CVS can be extremely uncomfortable and disruptive to your productivity and enjoyment of everyday life.
What does this mean for our vision?
The way we work, connect and spend our leisure time has changed and we are now using our intermediate vision more than in the past. Also known as the digital distance, the intermediate vision activities like looking at a computer screen, your cars navigation system or looking between your cooking and a recipe book.
Introducing Nikon eLife lenses
Nikon eLife lenses are ergonomically designed to:
1. Provide more flexibility and better vision with a wider, optimised focal area.
2. Improve your posture and reduce neck and shoulder pain.
Choose the Nikon eLife lenses to suit your lifestyle:
Home & Office lenses provide the perfect enhanced intermediate vision lens for home and office.
“I often find myself taking my glasses on-and-off when I’m multi-tasking around home or at work.”
|Soltes Online Wide lenses are perfect for extended near vision and offer sharper and wider vision of up to 3m.
“My reading glasses are fine, but the edges of my desk aren’t always in sharp focus.”
|Relaxsee lenses are designed to relax your eyes to reduce eye strain while concentrating on the near vision.
“I wear glasses while using digital devices and my eyes often feel tired afterwards.”
Add SeeCoat Blue to you Nikon eLife lenses
Think of blue light like the UV of the digital world: just like UV rays can damage our eyes, blue light can be harmful and can also disturb our sleeping patterns by signalling to our brains that it’s daylight.
By adding a SeeCoat Blue coating to your Nikon eLife lenses you can enjoy better vision with enhanced screen contrast while protecting your eyes from the glare and flicker caused by blue light.
Available only with Nikon eLife lenses, SeeCoat Blue blocks up to five times more blue light than conventional anti-reflection coating.
Other ways to reduce eyestrain
There are several things you can do in conjunction with the right glasses to reduce eyestrain. Try these tips and if you’re still experience discomfort and eye strain, speak with your Health Partners Optometrist.
- Take a break. Regular breaks away from your computer are important. Try and focus on something in the distance.
- Upgrade your technology. Choose technology with modern LED monitor screens and adjust the settings (including brightness and contrast) to suit your needs.
- Consider your environment. Where possible, adjust the lighting in the room you are in and minimise glare caused by walls, finished surfaces and reflections from windows.
- Blink! Blinking prevents your eyes from drying out and becoming irritated by keeping them moist
Request an appointment online
Regular eye examinations and glasses fitted with lenses specifically designed to suit your lifestyle will minimise the impact of CVS and maximise your comfort and vision.
Click here to request a bulk-billed eye examination with one of our experienced optometrists today.
^McCrindle Research, August 2013.