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These days, many of us have jobs that require us to view computer screens for hours at a time and that can put a real strain on your eyes. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is the term for the cluster of symptoms like sore eyes, blurred vision and fatigue that this may cause.


Anyone who has spent a few hours on the computer has probably felt some of the effects of prolonged time using screens. Working adults aren't the only ones affected. Kids who stare at phones and tablets or use computers during the day at school can have issues too.


Computer work also gets harder as you age as the natural lenses in your eyes becomes less flexible. Somewhere around age 40, your ability to focus on near and far objects will start to diminish.

Common signs and symptoms:

  • Dry eyes

  • Eyestrain

  • Headaches

  • Blurred vision

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Stinging/tired or itchy eyes

  • Discomfort caused by the glare of the screen

  • A progressive difficulty in looking at a device

Why do digital screens cause our eyes to work extra hard?


Small text, pixelated images and multiple screens, force our eyes to work harder in order to focus. Digital devices expose our eyes to increased amounts of blue-violet light which can cause loss of contrast, can disrupt sleeping patterns and increase the risk of dry eye problems.

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Most of us spend at least 10 hours a day on digital screens. You might check your phone in the morning, spend all day working at a screen, and use your phone or a tablet at night too. It all adds up and can take a toll on our eyes. 


The Solution:

Digital Screen Protection Lenses 


Digital screen protection lenses are designed to relax and protect your eyes while using digital screens, all day long. By using these lenses, you can reduce focus fatigue, improve blinking and the filters reduce exposure to troublesome blue light.

How it works:

There is an enhanced power shift in the lower portion of the lens which is designed to ease eyestrain. In fact, digital screen protection lenses will provide you with sharper vision than your standard, single vision lenses. The lens filters out some of the blue-violet light emitted from digital screens which can cause contrast loss and upset body rhythms. 


Eyezen Lenses are designed to relax and protect your eyes when using digital screens, all day long.


If you use digital devices daily, Eyezen lenses can help with relaxing and protecting your eyes. Whether you have or have not experienced digital eyestrain or whether you wear glasses or not, everyone can benefit from using Eyezen lenses.


If you think you could benefit from Eyezen Lenses, please book an appointment to talk to one of our Optometrists. 

The benefits of Eyezen Lenses:

  • Comfortable, relaxed vision in front of screens, all day long.

  • Enhanced contrast in front of digital screens, regardless of their brightness.

  • Reduction of blue-violet light emitted by digital screens.

  • Sharp, clear vision in all directions.

Other handy tips and tricks to reduce the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome:

  • Make sure the lighting in the room is comfortable on the eyes, and minimise screen reflections so you are not staring into glare on the computer screen.

  • Position the digital display so that your head is in a naturally comfortable position while using.

  • Take regular 'mini' breaks. A few minutes away from the computer can go a long way when it comes to your eyes. Think of it similarly to the way you take stretch breaks for your arms and back.

  • Make sure your seat is comfortable. A comfortable chair with support for your neck and back will help you avoid neck and shoulder strain commonly associated with computer vision syndrome.

  • Have your screen at the correct height and distance when working.

  • Wear the correct type of lenses with appropriate anti fatigue prescription and filters if needed.

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