The good news is, Computer Vision Syndrome can be treated. There are several types of lenses for computer glasses, and the specific type prescribed depends on the individual’s vision and specific work environment. Most often, a separate pair of glasses are needed for computer work. Computer glasses have a different prescription and lens type than a general purpose, every day pair of glasses or glasses used exclusively for reading.
For the greatest comfort at your computer, a specific prescription for working on the computer can be used to create customized computer glasses. This is especially true if you normally wear contact lenses, which can become uncomfortable during sustained computer use.
Caution should be used when purchasing ready-made, over-the-counter magnifying or reading glasses at drug stores or other general purpose retailers. The perceived benefit of buying off the rack is price. However, the problem is that these glasses are single vision lenses. This means they correct vision at only one distance. In addition, the correction is exactly the same in each eye – very few people have the exact same prescription in each eye. Using an incorrect prescription or wrong lens type can worsen the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome.
Call today, or schedule an appointment online, with one of our doctors at Artisan Optics. Our doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating Computer Vision Syndrome.