“The Information Age Has Taken a Toll on Our Eyesight,” Says Jeffrey Anshel, an Optometrist in Carlsbad, Calif., and President of Corporate Vision Consulting
More people are showing up at eye appointments complaining of headaches, fatigue, blurred vision and neck painÃ¢”all symptoms of computer-vision syndrome (CVS), which affects some 90% of the people who spent three hours or more at day at a computer, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Healthy.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
Many people need reading glasses as they age. But, reading glasses don’t work well on computers- they are designed to magnify objects at a distance of around fourteen inches. Fine for reading a printed page, but, not for people who are multi-tasking: Reading, looking at a computer or smart phone, i-Pad and any number of devices.
Developed in France to specifically address the shortcoming of traditional reading glasses, SightLine Proximity Readers feature a unique lens design which provides three levels of magnification in one lens.
- The strongest magnification is placed strategically on the lower portion of the lens
- Less magnification is needed to view a computer monitor
- Still less magnification is needed to view objects and people in close proximity
Even office workers who don’t need distance or reading glasses now may be taxing their eyes unknowingly. “People may not realize that their eyes are working really hard to give them that vision,” says Rachel Bishop, chief of the Consult Services Section at the National Eye Institute. “Mid-range glasses for working at the computer can make an enormous difference.”
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