The many spectacle lens for a changing workplace

18th Aug 2020
The many spectacle lens for a changing workplace

Most Australians believe too much screen time can impact their eye sight, with 78% having experienced eye strain while using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Just like there is no one piece of technology that suits all your needs at work, there is not one type of spectacle lens that suits all the technology options.

We experience eye strain with prolonged computer work and screen use due to long periods of focusing up close, such as when on a computer. This may cause fatigue or eye strain due to not wearing glasses when needed or under-correction of your glasses prescription and sometimes also eye muscle imbalances which only occur when focusing at near.

We’ll often prescribe glasses that are specific to the computer screen position and working distance. We also might need prescribed reading glasses. The power of the lens will be positioned higher on the frame so that you’re not having to manipulate your neck to get to that part of the lens. These are specific purpose computer lenses to suit the screens that you use. If you’re using a smart phone, there are a lot of different types of anti-fatigue or multi-focal lenses that will work quite well. But if you’re using a computer, and these days people will often be using multiple screens, specific purpose computer lenses may be required to be able to do that efficiently.

Just like there is no one piece of technology that suits all our needs at work, there is not one type of spectacle lens that suits all those technology options, think trying to bring your desktop computer to a meeting, or doing a presentation with slides on your phone.

Traditionally multifocal, or progressive, lenses have been
a ‘one fits all’ solution

Traditionally multifocal, or progressive, lenses have been a ‘one fits all’ solution, providing clear vision at all distances through a seamless, custom made lens. In modern times, where technology is a key component of our work and home life, we need to adapt to the changing screen based needs and traditional multifocal lenses may not cut it anymore.

Office progressives are now increasingly sophisticated at meeting these needs for everyone in their workplaces or home offices. They’re designed for indoor use, which provides a wider field of clear vision when on multiple screens at a desk, when looking up in a meeting then back down to a tablet, and when looking between a phone or paperwork and computer screen.

Many of us wear glasses when in meetings and outside of work when driving, but she doesn’t need a traditional multifocal. More recently you may have been feeling eye strain when using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Like many Australians at the moment, you may benefit from office progressive glasses for when you are working.

Just as there are many smartphones on the market there are many types of office progressive lens options available. If you sit close to your multiple desktop screens our optometrists and optical dispenser will guide you through the lens options to suit your needs. You may also choose a more professional fashion frame to suit her corporate look.

If you have multiple technological needs for work, or are experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain, book an appointment with us and be guided through the occupational office progressive lenses which may suit your needs.

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