Do you work in an office all day, or in a job where you use a computer a lot of the time? If so, you’ll probably recognise the feeling of tired, sore and achy eyes that can come as a result of spending several hours looking at a screen.
The reality is that excessive VDU (visual display unit – or computer monitor) use can seriously take its toll on your eyes. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you are taking the necessary steps to ensure they stay protected.
Here at Moorhouse Opticians we offer specialised VDU testing, for those who use computer screens frequently. During this assessment you will have the chance to explain to your optometrist the requirements of your job, the typical length of time for which you use a computer on a daily basis, and elements of your environment like the office lighting and design of your workspace.
Even if you already have a prescription for everyday vision, you might find that this changes slightly for VDU use so an assessment can help to determine your requirements. Your optometrist will be able to recommend particular lenses for your specific circumstances that will help to make your eyes more comfortable and reduce any signs of eyestrain.