Whenever I research anything about computer glasses, I always hear that they are good for people who spend a certain amount of hours in front of the computer because they prevent eye strain. But I have always wondered, how good are computer glasses for the visually impaired people who spend a number amount of hours in front of the computer?
I always ask myself, “Are there any other visually impaired people out there who needed computer glasses?”
Hopefully I can get the answer to my question soon. But I shall see. One of the many things I am scared of ever being told I may suffer from is Computer Vision Syndrome. I already have a visual impairment, I do not need anything else to alter my vision.
Computer Vision Syndrome is the one thing that computers alongside the search for the benefits of computer glasses. Computer Vision Syndrome or CSV is a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes, double vision, vertigo/dizziness, polyopia, and difficulty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions (i.e. glare or bright overhead lighting) or air moving past the eyes (e.g. overhead vents, direct air from a fan).
I am Information Technology major who spends a good significant amount of time and day in front of the computer screen. So I have experience some of these symptoms and I hate the feeling. And since being visually impaired its a lot worst. Once I start to get these symptoms, I am literally unable to do any homework or even move forward with anything the requires me to be productive. I normally use sleep as a way to feel better. To be honest, I probably would kept using sleep as therapy, but I know that won’t fix anything.
I finally took the time to go and purchase a pair of computer glasses from Walmart. It cost me a hefty amount, but I see it as an investment for the future. Because everyday the world is becoming even more technological advanced and people are spending more time with tablets, phones and computers in their faces. I know having computer glasses will make a significant difference and relieve the stress on my eyes. I plan to abide by the 20-20-20 rule.
“Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer screen and direct your gaze at an object that is at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.”
Yet another chapter added to my book of living with low vision.