Computer Glasses: A Millennial Game Changer
I have been wearing my computer glasses for two weeks now and I am never going back.
As a writer and editor for the past year, I have been working in front of a computer screen for at least 9 hours a day. I then go home and proceed to watch television and spend an embarrassing amount of time looking at my phone (sometimes WHILE I'm watching tv). Now while I have made great strides in limiting my tech use I still found that at around 1PM every work day, my vision would start playing tricks on me and I would more often than not get a headache.
It took me a good ten months to realize that what I was suffering from was eye strain *facepalm* - I could have saved myself SO many squints and Advil consumption. If I get premature crows feet from this I'm going to be pissed! Anyway, back to my point. I finally got my eyes checked and while my vision is great, what I needed were lenses that blocked a significant portion of the blue UV light that is emitted from screens as well as glare reduction.
For anyone under the age of 40 (so basically millennials), Computer Vision Syndrome is a thing. Getting myself these glasses was a necessity, and I am so glad I did. From the very first day I found that my vision wasn't getting blurry and I didn't get a headache. I gave it a few more days before being really impressed since it could have been just a fluke. But NO! Two weeks later and my vision is not blurry and I haven't had a single headache. The only thing I do have to complain about is getting used to wearing glasses, but that's just between me and the bridge of my nose.
- Conclusion -
If you're experiencing the symptoms of eye strain (blurry vision, headaches, and sensitivity to light), do yourself a favor and get computer glasses. They don't have to be an expensive pair if you're on a tight budget, but they will save you from so much discomfort throughout the day, not to mention they'll make you look like 60% smarter - don't pretend like you didn't want glasses, we all know we have this thing about looking like a sexy school teacher with them on.