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How to achieve better vision at work

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No matter what you do for a living, your eyes go through a lot while you’re at work. Whether you’re constantly looking at different distances, using digital screens or being exposed to artificial lighting, the work environment can be tough on your vision. If you don’t take care of your eyes at work, you may experience conditions such as eyestrain, which can make life that little bit more uncomfortable.

There are many ways you can enhance your vision for the work environment, particularly if you need prescription lenses. Here we take a look at the importance of looking after your eyes at work and how wearing the right lenses could help.

Wearing lenses for work

If you need prescription lenses, wearing them for work can be incredibly helpful. If you suffer from a refractive error, or have recently developed presbyopia, wearing corrective lenses can make it much easier to see clearly at different distances. Even if you already have a pair of glasses it might be worth considering upgrading your lenses to ones that are optimised for the work environment.

Woman working on laptop and holding smartphone

Varilux Digitime lenses are varifocal lenses specifically optimised for digital activity. Wearing Varilux Digitime lenes can help you to maintain a natural posture when using your computer, laptop or smartphone, instead of leaning or having to move in unnatural positions to see the screen clearly.

If you do not require lenses for presbyopia there’s a single vision solution for you. Eyezen lenses can benefit wearers with and without a prescription. They are enhanced everyday lenses, designed to prevent or reduce eyestrain when you’re working or socialising on digital devices so you can see comfortably all day long.

Reflections from your screen can affect your visual comfort. Adjusting the lighting and screen position can help overcome this obstacle. You can also reduce reflections and glare with a lens enhancement. Crizal Sapphire UV is a versatile lens enhancement that reduces reflections from all angles for better clarity of vision and enhanced lens aesthetics.

Girl working on laptop

Of course, not all jobs include frequent use of a digital device. You may still need to wear lenses for work, even if you do physical work or other office-based jobs. Visual comfort is key when trying to focus; it’s important that your lenses are personalised to your individual needs.

Visiting your optometrist for regular eye examinations can ensure you are being given the right prescription, and type of lens, for your everyday needs.

Good habits for good vision

Even if you’re busy all day at work, it takes no time at all to learn some good habits in order to maintain your vision. If you work on a computer, ensure the screen and your desk are set up correctly so that your eyes aren’t strained. Your screen should be about an arm’s length away, with your eye line aligned with 2-3 inches below the top of the screen.

Working with digital screens can be particularly tough on your eyes, often causing eye fatigue over a prolonged period of time. Ensure you take regular breaks where possible.

If you don’t already, start some good habits that will help to maintain healthy vision. Smoking can be particularly bad for your eye health; it can increase your risk of age-related macular degeneration, and may even increase the risk of damage to your optic nerve.

 

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