What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

Planning A Long Drive? You May Wish To Get New Glasses First


If you wear glasses, you should theoretically never put off visiting your optometrist for regular eye inspections and to get a new prescription for new glasses. However, it can be easy to get busy and forgo this valuable appointment, even if you know that you should attend. If you're getting ready for a summer trip that involves a lot of driving, you should pledge to visit the optometrist well before you're scheduled to leave. You might not initially think about it, but you want to be sure that your glasses have the proper prescription and features to help keep you safe behind the wheel. Here are some things to think about.


If your eyes have changed since you bought your current glasses, you could be suffering unnecessary eye strain by looking through the lenses. When you're in the driver's seat for several hours at a time, the last thing you want to experience is eye strain. At worst, a high degree of strain could make your eyes feel fatigued, and you could risk getting drowsy behind the wheel. Even in cases of a minor change in your vision, the strain you experience can make each passing mile arduous. Your optometrist will let you know whether your prescription has changed, and then you'll be able to get new glasses.

UV Coating

Whether you didn't get UV coating on your current pair of glasses or the coating has worn off over time, which is possible, you'll want to have this coating if you're going to be spending a long time in the car. UV coating limits the rays that pass through your glasses lenses into your eyes, which can mean that you won't have to squint as much when you're driving. Not having to squint means that the muscles around your eyes won't get tired, which can help you feel awake and alert on even lengthy drives.


Even if your prescription hasn't changed, one of the concerns with old glasses is that the lenses are often scratched. Looking through scratched lenses is never pleasant, but this can be challenging when you're driving at night. The light from oncoming vehicles' headlights can hit the scratches in your lenses and seem to diffuse, which gives the appearance that the lights are brighter and broader than the actually are. This can make nighttime driving really unpleasant and potentially even dangerous, if you find that you're diverting your eyes when vehicles approach. When you get new glasses, you won't have to worry about lens scratches — and you can upgrade to an anti-scratch coating to keep the glasses protected from future damage, too.


3 August 2016