15 July, 2021
Working from home has become a big part of our lives and many of us are spending more time on computers and electronic devices. This means more time concentrating at near distances for extended periods of time. This is particularly true for the younger generation and raises serious concerns for developing visual systems.
More than 50 per cent of computer users will experience discomfort and vision problems when using a computer for long periods. The common symptoms include eyestrain, blurred vision, dry and irritated eyes, headaches and general discomfort when viewing the screen. These can be caused by an uncorrected vision problem, dry eyes, improper viewing distances, poor posture, or environmental factors such as poor lighting and glare from the screen.
What can you do?
What can we do to help?
We recommend that the entire family have their vision checked every two years, irrespective of whether there is a vision problem. A regular eye test will reveal signs of eye strain and diseases, and ensure that the visual system is functioning optimally.
Our contact lens provider Alcon is experiencing delays fulfilling orders due to a cyber-security incident involving their freight partner, Toll Group. These delays are across their entire network of optical retailers in Australia. We apologise for an inconvenience caused and encourage you to contact your local EyeQ practice for any urgent requirements.