For a PC workplace and more…
Screen work is strenuous - especially for your eyes. If visual impairments are not corrected properly or not at all, then screen activities quickly lead to fatigue, vision problems, tension and headaches. Most of the time, these problems can be resolved by spectacles that are correctly adapted for working at the PC. Studies have shown, however, that only 5% of all spectacles wearers over the age of 45 who regularly work on a screen wear spectacles specifically for that purpose. For those affected by presbyopia, reading spectacles are not enough, because they are only suitable for distance in the close-up range up to 40 cm. It is true that progressive spectacles make it possible to see clearly at all distances, however the long distance area is quite large while the visual areas for near and medium distances are somewhat constricted.
”Workplace spectacles” make more sense, which meet the individual requirements of the respective workplace. Special lenses like Ergo® near comfort lenses from Rodenstock are especially well suited. They provide adequately wide and sharp fields of vision in the extended close-up range. Hence, you can change smoothly and conveniently between documents, the keyboard and the screen and also see what is going on behind the screen.
Ergo Book Design
Ergo PC Design
Ergo Room Design
Near comfort lenses are also useful for other activities and hobbies such as music, craftwork & DIY however, as they have no distance area they are not suitable for driving. As with progressive lenses, there are a variety of near vision lenses available; from classic designs such as Nexyma to digitally optimised & individually tailored lenses such as the ERGO which has a choice of design to suit almost every near vision task:
Additional advice for more comfortable work on the screen:
- Look away from the screen now and then, or take small breaks, because short breaks help the eye muscles to relax.
- Adjust the font size on the screen so that everything can be read comfortably without any effort.
- Make sure you blink regularly to avoid dry eyes.
- Pay attention to correct placement of the screen, keyboard and mouse.
- Use the ergonomically correct sitting posture.