With our modern lifestyle, professional or personal life, we spend an increasing amount of time in front of screens (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs…) Problems with visual fatigue and discomfort are common.
What can be done to prevent or reduce these difficulties?
1. Lens coating
- $120 for the pair single focus lenses
- $390 for the pair of standard progressive lenses
- $552 for the pair of new generation progressive lenses
2. EyeZen® lens by Essilor: (for wearers under 40)
This lens provides extra lens power in the lower section to reduce the amount of focusing effort required for near work . The lens design helps with comfortable vision till the end of the day.
- More about EyeZen
- Starting price: $199 for the pair, with Anti-Reflection coating
3. Occupational lens/ Home & Office® : (for wearers over 40)
This lens offers comfortable vision for computer and reading, with wider intermediate corridor width compared to the progressive lenses and deeper focusing range compared to single focus reading lenses. The Home & Office presents the same advantages with a small area on the top of the lens for far vision.
- Starting price occupational: $244 for the pair, $366 for the pair + Anti-Reflection coating
- Starting price Home&Office: $318 for the pair, $440 for the pair + Anti-Reflection coating
4. Lubricating eye drops:
While working at a computer people blink less frequently. Blinking moistens your eyes to prevent dryness and irritation. Dry office environments particularly those with air conditioning can increase problems with eye dryness even in the presence of good work habits.
Lubricating eye drops can be very helpful in reducing the symptoms of ocular dryness and increase your eye comfort. Ask our team about the best eye drops solution, adapted to your needs.
Starting price: $5.30 for 15ml bottle of Polytears
5. Visual breaks:
When working for a long time on screens, take frequent breaks (every 30 minutes approximately), stretch your arms and legs and focus on objects at distance.
Children and vision
- eye turn (the eyes point in different directions)
- lazy eye (when you cover one eye your child is bothered but not when you cover the other one)
- squinting and rubbing their eyes
- But sometimes there are no signs, that is why it is important for your child to have a full eye examination by an optometrist.
Children benefit from sun protection just as adults do. We recommend wearing close-fitting sunglasses with 100% UVR cut and a wide-brimmed hat.
Driving and Vision
1. Eyesight check:
Your car needs a warrant of fitness and it is the same for your eyes, we recommend an eyesight check at least every three years.
2. Polarized sunglasses:
For the sunny days, polarized lenses offer the best glare protection and comfort. They greatly reduce the sun’s reflected glare from the road, car bonnet and windscreen, to improve your vision and contrast.
3. Anti reflection coating:
For night driving, an anti-reflection coating is recommended to reduce the ghost images and reflections. The lenses transmit more light and provide better comfort so eye fatigue is reduced.
Safety and vision
Wearing proper protective eyewear can prevent 90%* of all workplace eye injuries *Statistics from Statistics New Zealand. At your workplace or at home, for every job which involves hazards from dust, flying objects, air-blown particles, chemicals you should wear safety glasses.
Our safety glasses certified to AS/NZs1337.6, 2007 (by Essilor®) offer integral protection (front and sideways). For more comfort, you can add an anti-reflection coating and a Transitions® option to your safety glasses.
$362 for single vision, frame + lenses with scratch resistant coating
$466 for progressive, frame + lenses with scratch resistant coating