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4 Ways to Reduce Eyestrain

Do your eyes ache at the end of a long day? 

Us too! Prolonged computer use is unavoidable for many people because of work and entertainment choices. Long hours spent looking at the computer screen eventually take a toll. Hence, computers users commonly suffer from eyestrain and irritation. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce computer eyestrain and prevent further damage to your vision. Learn how to reduce eyestrain from computer use with these tips

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Use the Right Pair of Eyeglasses

If you are already wearing prescription eyeglasses, have your eye doctor change them for use with computers. Computer eyeglasses can be modified with features such as:

Anti-reflective to reduce glare

• UV protection to prevent eye damage

• Blue light filter to improve contrast

Make the Proper Adjustments on the Computer Monitor Settings

Factors such as screen brightness, contrast, color, text size, and monitor type have a significant effect on how the eyes work. Modifying the settings, such as putting the brightness level on low, changing the contrast and color, and adjusting the size of the text will help maximize eye comfort. Switching from an older CRT to a newer LCD monitor will also reduce computer eyestrain.

Take Frequent Breaks

Try to follow the 20-20-20 rule when it comes to computer use. That is, look away from the computer every 20 minutes, and then look at an object about 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. Taking small breaks will help relieve eyestrain and prevent blurry vision, eye irritation, and dryness.

Get Your Eyes Examined by a Professional

An eye exam is necessary to identify any vision problems and prevent future medical issues. Have an eye doctor perform a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year. Your eye doctor may also want to know your work habits so they can recommend the proper changes to improve your vision and reduce eyestrain.

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So, Are You a Good Candidate for Computer Eyeglasses?

Anyone who spends prolonged hours using a computer is an excellent candidate for computer eyeglasses. Browse our catalog to view the wide range of frames, lenses, and features we provide at EyeBuyDirect. We offer a 14-day Fit & Style Guarantee and a 12-month Product Guarantee so you can shop with confidence 24/7.

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