With the modern world we live in, most of us incorporate ever increasing computer, smart phone and tablet use into our everyday lives. ‘Each of us spends an average of about 3 months a year staring at a screen. Whilst these situations are unavoidable for many, this does mean that our eyes are put under much more strain than ever before.

Do you ever get headaches or eyestrain from your computer screen?

Eyestrain is a common cause of headaches. By having an eye exam you can ensure that your eyes are working at an optimal level to deal with this visual stress. It may mean that all you need is advice on making changes to your work station or a change in the prescription or design of spectacles or contact lenses that you wear. Our optometrists will be happy to discuss and give advice on computer use. Having clear, comfortable vision is paramount and we always use the very latest in eye examination technology to ensure that we can provide an accurate assessment of your ability to see.

Our optometrists will be happy to discuss and give advice on computer use. Having clear, comfortable vision is paramount and we always use the very latest in eye examination technology to ensure that we can provide an accurate assessment and recommend the latest innovative products to make most of your ability to see.

We are now also able to provide blue control lenses which help to reduce the exposure of blue violet light.  Blue violet light is part of visible light that we perceive and has the potential to damage the cells at the back of the eye – the retina. This increases the risk of developing eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.  Blue violet light is all around us.

Please see below some tips on better workstation arrangement to help computer users.