Has this ever happened to you? You’re at work or school, working on the computer all day long, and by the end of the day, you realize your eyes are burning. That spreadsheet is probably not the only thing to blame… You may be experiencing digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome, which can occur when the eyes overwork themselves which then leads to strained eyes that causes symptoms such as head and neck aches, blurred vision, dry eyes and shoulder pain. Computer related eye strain can be lessened with a pair of glasses with Anti-reflective coated eyeglass lenses. Digital products, such as computers, phones, and tablets, are an unavoidable part of our everyday lives so it is important to take preventative measures to reduce the pain.
If you’re looking for specialty eyeglasses for reading, computer use or as safety glasses for work, you’ve come to the right place! The optical team at Dr. Rosenak's Optical Options work closely with our doctors to ensure you get a personally fine-tuned prescription in order to make the perfect glasses for your lifestyle needs. This could include specialized prescriptions for everyday computer use, reading books, reading sheet music, and more. We can accommodate all your specialized needs, so give us a call or stop in.
Optical Options carries an extensive line of specialty glasses and lenses, computer glasses to combatting digital eyestrain, anti-glare eyeglasses, progressive lenses and safety glasses.
Contact us or stop in today to talk with us and see what we have to offer you.
Crizal No-Glare lenses from Essilor give you the clearest vision possible, so you’re ready for whatever comes your way – glare, scratches, smudges, and even UV light. With Multi-Angular Technology™, new Crizal Sapphire® 360º UV lenses reduce reflections from all directions for less distracting glare, better aesthetics, enhanced UV protection, and safer nighttime driving.
How the eye works
Have you ever heard the adage that we don’t see with our eyes, “we see with our brain”? Well, it’s true. The eyes are responsible for transmitting images to the brain, by focusing on an object and understanding what the object is. It is the shape and size of your eye that determines whether our eyes are able to focus on an object, or if corrective ophthalmic lenses are necessary. When your eye focuses on an object, an image is formed. The brain then processes the object, projecting a virtual image. Optical scientists rely on our knowledge of eye sight, the brain and how it processes images to design the best possible lenses to correct an individual’s blurry vision. The Human Vision System is a complex system consisting of two sets of lenses (the cornea and crystalline lens), two sensing devices (retina), and the brain.
The Cornea is in the front of the eye and is responsible for focusing on an image. The Crystalline Lens is found in the anterior chamber of the eye, which not only focuses on an image, but adjusts your eyes to see objects far away, or within a short distance as well as close up. Consider when you wake up from a nap and try to focus on an image. Your eyes may have to blink once or twice to actually see a clear image.
The cornea and crystalline lens of the eye both carry a curved shape, making our eyes appear round. When the cornea and crystalline lens of the eye are of normal size and shape, we see images clearly. If, however, a person’s cornea is too curved or not curved enough, they have a Refractive Error.
Simply stated, a refractive error means that there is an error in getting the eye to focus clearly on an image.
Ophthalmic Lenses are needed to focus on an object and perceive it clearly. Refractive Errors include Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmia.
If you are Myopic, Hyperopic or Astigmatic, you will need an ophthalmic lens to assist your eyes to see clearly. If your eyes also need help focusing on images close up, you have a condition known as Presbyopia. This means that your crystalline lens, due to the natural aging process, can no longer focus and adjust your focus as it used to. In this case, additional magnification is needed to focus up close. This additional magnification can be obtained through reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive addition lenses.
Our eyes are considered by many as the most precious of senses. We only get one set, and it is vital that we care for and protect them. No matter what refractive error one may have, clear, uncompromised vision is possible with a great lens. Improvements in science and technology allow lens engineers to recreate vision through lens designs. When it comes to your vision, if you need corrective lenses, insist on the best…insist on Shamir lenses.
Shamir Progressive Lens
Shamir is a technological innovator in the field of optics. Its Freeform expertise and breakthrough lens design technologies make it a globally recognized leader in sports and occupational lenses, and custom designed lenses that ensure wearer comfort together with optimized visual acuity for virtually any prescription, in any shape frame.
Shamir Autograph II is our most advanced progressive lens available. In addition to providing sharp vision and smooth transitions at any distance, it extends your vision within arm’s reach, so you no longer have to tilt or angle your head to find your focus.
Progressive Lenses vs. Bifocals
Bifocal lenses only allow you to clearly see far away and up close, but objects at arm’s length will still appear blurry. Additionally, there is an abrupt change between the near and far viewing areas. Shamit Autograph II progressive lenses provide sharp vision and smooth transitions at any distance.
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