Computer glasses can help, even with perfect sight. Long periods of using digital devices can cause eye strain and fatigue

By Caitlin Kerfin
These days, it’s not just younger people sporting “computer glasses,” a growing trend in eyewear.
With so many people using computers, it’s hurting eyes of all ages.
The use of computer glasses has grown from 4.4 percent of adults in 2009 to 5.5 percent in 2014, said Erin Hildreth, marking and communications manager at The Vision Council.
And the number is certain to grow.
“It’s becoming more of a digital world,” said Stephanie Riggi, optometrist at Weaver Eye Associates in York Township.
Computer glasses gained popularity with younger people because of video games — binging or gaming marathons.
“Younger consumers, including millennials, tend to want to adopt these technologies earlier than the general population,” Hildreth said.

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According to a 2014 report by The Vision Council, 70 percent of American adults experience some form of digital eye strain because of prolonged use of electronic devices. Dry eyes, blurred vision and headaches are all symptoms.
On average, more than nine in 10 adults spend more than two hours each day using a digital device with more than six in 10 adults spending five or more hours on digital devices each day, Hildreth said.
“As the demand for a computer option and a digital eye strain relief option grows in demand, the lenses have become more mainstream,” she said.
Really, computer glasses — also known as middle-distance lenses — have been around for a long time for specialized tasks. But new technologies have made them ever better suited to computers……
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Source: Lifestyle