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Jan 13, 2018


Do you look at a computer almost 10 hrs a day like I do? After moving to our new office with 2 huge 4k screens I've noticed my eyes become sensitive to how bright they are. I have tried computer lenses in the past and I didn't think too much of them. A lot of the whole issue with your eyes becoming strained is that your blink rate is a lot less when you read on a screen. While this is true, there is a tint on computer lenses that help block the blue light and it helps prevent digital eye strain.
I spend a lot of time looking at computers at work and its mostly excel and emails. When I go home, I'm reading or blogging. I definitely abuse my eyes and I'm not taking my own advice when I'm about to tell you to go to the eye doctor. I pay for vision insurance but have not used it to see the eye Dr. This year I will, and you should too! I don't have eye struggles in terms of blurry text, seeing far or close. Because of that I never saw the need to go, but it is important to have a baseline on record... so thats why I will be visiting this year. Everyone gets shitty vision as they get older so might as well see where my prime is! 

How can you prevent digital eye strain?
1. Look at your posture. You might be sitting too close to the screen, it is recommended to be about 20-26 inches away. When sitting you should be comfortable where your arms are at a comfortable 90-100 degree angle, same with legs. Your computer screen should be free of glare and 0-20 degrees below your line of sight. My work desk is electric and convertible so I push a button for it to go up and down. I am mostly standing at the desk, but when sitting I am sure not to put my desk too low. Its so fancy to move my desk up and down! It moves very similar to this cool anthrodesk, but this anthrodesk is cooler!
2. Customize your computer settings. Maybe it's worth making your text a little bigger. If you have a lot of light around you it might be beneficial to adjust the dimmer on the screen. 
3. Remember to blink. This sounds so stupid, but your eyes are getting dry from reading. It's so helpful. 
4. Visit the eye dr. If you already have glasses they can also have a lens coating added to your prescription glasses. If you want a good deal on glasses for prescription or non prescription lenses you can go to glassesshop.com! These glasses featured in this post are ones I got from glassesshop and they are the second time I have gotten a pair from them. 

The style of these is very different that what I usually get, but I like them! I wanted to give computer lenses a try again so shoutout to glasses shop for gifting me a pair to stare at my new monitors with. I feel like they help with strain, even if it is just placebo I am a fan! 


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