Which glasses will prevent sore eyes?
One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is: which glasses will prevent sore eyes?
Tired, itchy or uncomfortable eyes can be a common occurrence for a lot of us, but it doesn’t have to be this way. The answer is MOST glasses will help prevent sore eyes by reducing the strain on your eyes.
However, there are glasses that will protect your eyes better than others. The best option for you will really depend on your needs.
Blue light glasses
One of the most common causes of sore eyes comes from the blue light emitted by computers, tablets and phone screens. Blue light can also come from LED and fluorescent lights.
As we become more accustomed to spending our time looking at our devices, the eyes become increasingly exposed to this harmful blue light, which can result in digital eye strain. This may leave you struggling to concentrate on a screen, making work and study very difficult.
Luckily, we offer blue light lenses which can prevent sore eyes.
It’s also important to understand reading glasses are NOT the same as computer glasses.
A reading prescription is set at a closer focal length. This is usually 40cm away from you. Meanwhile, a computer prescription may be set just for your screen distance away, which is approximately an arm’s length.
Do the lenses in your glasses make you feel tired, distracted or uncomfortable? You might need anti-fatigue lenses.These glasses work to prevent sore eyes from digital devices if you are finding that eliminating blue light still isn’t helping.
Anti-fatigue glasses are perfect for the busy office worker, teacher or university student who may be spending extended periods of time in front of different screens.
The correct glasses
Have you ever wondered if your sore eyes are being caused by your current glasses? This may be a sign your lenses need to be changed.
You should always get an eye test every two years. Any longer, and your lenses may no longer suit your eye needs.
A regular eye test allows us to reassess your situation and fit you with the correct lenses to prevent sore eyes. If any pain continues, it’s important you let us know so we can investigate further.
Tips to prevent sore eyes
Aside from being fitted with the correct pair of glasses, there are a range of things you can do to try and prevent sore eyes:
- Take regular screen breaks.
- 20-20-20: look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.
- Blink often and keep hydrated.
- Choose night mode on your devices – it lowers the brightness level and exposure (and some phones even decrease the amount of blue light used).
Find more tips here.