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Getting Eye Glasses and Contacts For Work

Eye glasses and contacts literally extend the eyesight of people who are near- or far- sighted. Without them, a lot of things can go wrong because of lower visual acuity, including accidental injury or death.

Why is getting eyewear for work important? Eye glass wearers should always have at least two pairs of eye glasses and/or an extra set of contacts so that they can wear one set at work.

Eye Strain from Work Computers

Eyesight changes with each passing year. One of the biggest causes of vision change is wearing the wrong prescription for different types of work. For example, if you work on a computer all day, you can experience light sensitivity and vision problems over time if you wear eyewear that has your “normal” prescription because a computer monitor screen puts too much strain on the eyes — especially when your eyewear brings the screen into extreme focus. Wearing “computer” glasses that feature an anti-reflective coating and a slightly weaker prescription can lessen the degree of strain and damage.

Driving Problems Over Time

Now that we are in the middle of winter, you need to be able to see clearly when driving because rain, hail, fog and snow limit visibility. A single scratch on your everyday glasses or contacts that accidentally happened at work can immediately interfere with your eyesight. While driving, a scratch can actually distract you from looking at the road. Worse yet, if you accidentally break your eyewear on the job, you won’t be able to drive at all without a second set.

For more information about the importance of backup eyewear, or to schedule an appointment, contact our eye care specialists today!

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Getting Contacts for Late Night Driving

contacts for night driving
Night driving entails a variety of challenges, not the least of which is the same cheesy love songs continually popping up on station after station. Aside from these lovelorn call-in shows, late night driving poses extremely real dangers to your physical well-being, especially if your daytime vision is less than 20/20. In the dark, your eyes are set up for movement detection and light gathering, as opposed to looking for colors and fine details during the day. The pupils grow larger and, like a camera set on a large aperture, you often don’t have a very good depth of field.

To make matters more complicated, people tend to concentrate harder while driving at night, which make them blink less. Your eyes are more likely to become tired and dry when you wear lenses, particularly in a car with heating or air conditioning blowing in your face. However, contacts can help to soften the blow of the glare you see when the beam of the headlights of oncoming traffic or when your headlights hit certain road signs, allowing you to safely operate your car.

Getting contacts for driving at night may also help you to see objects in the distance such as turns in the road, pedestrians or animals. If you already have a prescription for contacts and you still have trouble with seeing distance, consider paying your eye doctor a visit for an adjustment. Many nighttime drivers report several different eye conditions such as fatigue, headaches, eye strain and dry eyes due to the reduced light. Wearing a pair of corrective lenses can help to improve your night vision and alleviate these problems.

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