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When you are struggling with a visual task the solution can sometimes be as simple as rearranging your workspace

Your optometrist can help you understand the limitation that your vision or the type of lenses that you are wearing may place upon your ability to carry out a specific task.

A prime example is desktop computer work and varifocal lenses. Occupational health will always advise that the screen be at eye level to minimise back and neck strain but if you’re wearing a varifocal lenses this will mean that you are trying to view a screen in close intermediate space through the top part of your lens that is designed for looking at objects in the distance.

This will quite quickly result in eye strain, headaches, poor concentration, fatigue and blur. You may find yourself leaning your head back to get further away and to look through a lower part of your lenses more suited to the intermediate working distance. Now your posture is distorted and you are more likely to suffer neck and back pain.

Adjusting your workspace

When you are struggling with a visual task the solution can sometimes be as simple as rearranging your workspace

The solution is in adjusting your workspace so that your screen is below eye level and you are looking down through the lower part of your lenses more suited to your screen distance.

Everyone’s visual needs are different and it is a great shame to struggle in work or to abandon a hobby you once enjoyed just because you have not received the best advice on the great range of modern visual solutions available.

Special lenses, adjusting workspace, magnifiers, tinted backgrounds, lens tints and coatings, targeted lighting, shielding from light, eye exercises, managing workloads. These are just some of the possible visual solutions that may transform your life.