• Computer Glasses

  • Bring Your Screen into Focus with Computer Glasses

    Many people are unaware of the stress and strain to which technology subjects our eyes.  Computer glasses will help you if you are showing symptoms of eye fatigue, a headache, neck or back pain or sensitivity to light. Your eyes may also be dry or red, and you may experience a burning or stinging sensation.  This is Computer Vision Syndrome

    Computer glasses have visual zones tailored to the movements of your eyes when you are working at your computer. They can also be individualized to meet your own personal requirements. Tiny points of detail can influence the quality of vision provided by your new glasses.  The more exact these processes are, the faster you will adapt to your new glasses. These glasses offer a very large field of vision at close and intermediate distances (between 2' to 12').

    Computer glasses for laptops are going to differ from glasses for a tablet or a desktop with a display.  Our goal is for you to enjoy optimum vision in precisely the range of vision your work requires. Your head and neck remain in a natural, relaxed position the whole day long.

    Doug Wohl takes the time to fit your computer glasses.

    Are you peering over your glasses or hunching closer to your computer to read the screen better.  Getting headaches from leaning forward awkwardly and straining your neck when using a computer at a desk?  Are you trying to use your reading glasses at your computer?  Does it help?  We do not think so.

    We all wear glasses to correct some kind of vision problem. But not all glasses are right for all situations. If you wear prescription glasses, we are pretty sure you cannot use the same ones for driving or reading books or working on your computer.  Glasses often have the wrong focal point for computer use or are ill-suited for computer use.  Computer glasses promote clearer vision, reducing neck and back strain. They are specifically made to help reduce eye strain associated with computer work and are designed for how far away your computer screen is from your eyes.

    If you're using bifocals or progressive lenses, you may also suffer muscle strain as you crane your neck to use the narrow "middle band" within your prescription. Wohl Optics can have multifocals made so more space is allotted to computer distance OR many patients prefer single-vision eyeglasses specifically prescribed for computer and desk work.  Others prefer bifocals customized for computer and desk work.

    Lens adjustments might include a larger-than-normal reading zone that is placed higher in the lens to eliminate head-bobbing. For people with more advanced presbyopia, special-purpose bifocals may be a good option. The top part of the lens is for using a computer i.e., intermediate vision and the bottom part has added magnification for reading or using a cell phone.

    An extremely bright screen will hurt your eyes and you could be squinting and straining to read if the text is too small or if the brightness setting is too dim.

    It’s also key to stand up and move around every hour or so. That will help your eyes adjust to everything away from your computer screen. Staring for too long at your computer can also cause neck, back and shoulder pain—so it’s important to take breaks and move when you can.

    For maximum viewing comfort, the lenses of your computer glasses should include anti-reflective coating. Sometimes called anti-glare treatment, anti-reflective (AR) coatings eliminate reflections of light from the front and back surfaces of your lenses that can cause eye strain.

    Computer glasses can take several forms; that is why you have Wohl Optics.  We are here to help you find the right pair of computer glasses for your everyday workplace needs.  Resist the temptation to buy over-the-counter reading glasses for use as computer. Stop the eye, neck and back strain. Take care of you.

  • Are You at Risk for Computer Eye Strain?

    Are you at risk for computer eye strain?  Have you become accustomed to eyestrain? How about that shoulder pain you have after spending 8 hours on a computer?

    Computer screens are everywhere! Whether it is the screen of your desktop at office…. or the screen of your laptop sitting on your lap or your tablet computer … or the screen of your television … or the screen of your cell phone.  Screens are everywhere…. you cannot possibly escape them even if you wanted to. And do you know that our eyes aren’t even built to stare at screens all day long.

    We tend to notice that our eyes become strained and irritated throughout the workday. Computer Vision Syndrome results from the high visual demands of computer work. This temporary vision condition is caused by staring at a computer screen for long periods of time without the proper eye protection.

    We suggest the 20-20-20 rule.  For every 20 minutes of using the device, take a 20-second eye break and look at something beyond 20 feet.  If you follow the 20-20-20 Rule, you’ll alleviate stress and potential damage to your eyes.

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