These days a huge number of people are working in an office environment and the vast majority spend a significant part of their day on a PC, laptop or tablet device/smart-phone.
Coupled with standard reading this means that the eyes of an office worker are required to focus at many different distances for eight or more hours per day.
Computer screens or laptops are usually viewed slightly further away than other reading material such as newspapers or deskwork. This means that the prescription for viewing a screen (intermediate) needs to be different from that for reading printed documents (near). Using standard single vision lenses means that many people lean forward to view their screen and backwards to view printed papers. This can lead to back and neck strain over time and subsequent pain or discomfort.
Office or Indoor lenses are a simple solution to this increasingly common problem. The upper portion of the lens carries the intermediate prescription while the lower lens holds the reading prescription. The power gradually changes as the user looks down meaning that they do not have to adjust their position to view their screen and closer items on their desk. Indoor lenses do not have any lines like bifocals and can be ordered with an anti-reflective element to reduce glare from lights and screens for optimal visual comfort.
To find out more call in and our Optometrist Joseph Lee will discuss your needs and which indoor lens will work best for you.