In today’s modern world, people find themselves looking at various types of screens on a daily basis, in the form of anything such as a Kindle, an iPad, EPOS screen, laptops, mobile phones or computer monitors for the purpose of either work or leisure.
People who work with electronic screens are prone to eye diseases such as Computer Vision Syndrome. This is common among people who use VDU screens at work. These screens can cause stress and issues with the eyes, and the symptoms associated are blurred vision and sore eyes. If you have dry eyes, eyestrain, headaches or even difficulty while focusing right after or during use of a VDU screen then chances are you have computer vision syndrome (CVS) and may need to take measures to avoid it.
Your eye examination will include questions regarding the kind of VDU screen you use at work or at home to check whether you are facing any problems.
The amount of focus and muscle work your eyes do can be assessed through our eye examination and you will be advised accordingly.
It is important to note that if you are using a VDU screen at work you are entitled to regular eye checks by your employer. Under the European Legislation, employees using VDU screens at work should receive an eye examination when they start and throughout the course of their employment at regular intervals. If a person faces any eye related issues they are entitled to an eye examination funded by their employer. If the need arises for glasses then your employer is duty bound to pay for a basic pair which is for the purpose of use with a VDU screen only. However, you can make your own choice, but will have to pay for the difference in cost.
You can further improve your glasses by choosing multi-layer anti-reflection coatings. In bright lights, it allows your eyes and face to be seen better by others instead of the reflections of the lights and surrounding area.