Like most of you, I’m having a difficult time dealing with the “new normal” created by the pandemic. Adapting to a work-from-home lifestyle hasn’t been easy, but we are all slowly learning and working out the kinks.
The thing is, there’s a problem you probably haven’t considered yet…
Where I practice, there’s been a sharp increase in patients with eye strain, discomfort, headaches, and other symptoms related to sitting at a desk and working all day.
They are banging down the doors to my office, trying to get in to see me because their productivity is going down, mainly because they can’t stay on their computer for long periods the way they want to.
They all have the same question, “What glasses do I need to keep up with work?”
So, let me give you some tips and hacks to save yourself from headaches, watery eyes, and tired eyes throughout your day.
Eyeglass Coatings Are Your Friend
One of the main obstacles to working on your favorite electronic device is the glare that comes off the screen and into your eyes. This problem can be solved by adding a blue light coating, anti-reflective coating, or a tint to your favorite eyewear to block the glare from getting into your eyes and straining them even more.
What You Eat Can Help Your Eyes
Supplements such as vitamins A, C, and E can help protect your eyes’ health and prevent eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Lutein and zeaxanthin are especially helpful in blocking harmful blue light from damaging the retina (back of the eye) and preventing Macular Degeneration. Omega-3 fatty acids can help the retina and help prevent dry eyes.
Certain foods can also help your eyes stay happy and healthy. Citrus fruits, broccoli, kale, and spinach all contain vitamins and minerals that help your body and eyes. Avocado, chia seeds, and Salmon are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Eating the right foods and taking supplements is a great way to not only help your eyes but also help your body stay energized and ready to take on your busy workday.
Other Important Considerations
Your work environment has a lot to do with working and seeing efficiently throughout your day. A great way to help your eyes is to provide them with comfortable lighting.
During the day, make sure you get as much natural light as you are comfortable with. When that is not possible, invest in a lamp that simulates natural light instead of artificial light that produces glare.
Making an appointment for a massage is an excellent idea when you’re sitting or standing all day for work. Your muscles are strained from holding position throughout the day, and they need relief as well. Even though this is a pricey option, I think that you are worth it.
With all the considerations discussed above, it would be an excellent idea to invest in computer eyeglasses, readers, bifocals, or progressive eyeglasses. These options give your eyes a break from all the strain of focusing on your paperwork, reading, and computer work.
ReadingGlasses.com offers a wide variety of eyeglasses to choose from for your work-from-home situation. If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly customer service department.