Glasses for computer use - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Glasses for computer use

£0.00 @
I use a computer all day and was wondering if anyone has glasses just for the use of the computer? My eye sight is great but I get tired and burny eyes from looking at the screen. I went to the op… Read More
brettytopbanana Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
I use a computer all day and was wondering if anyone has glasses just for the use of the computer?
My eye sight is great but I get tired and burny eyes from looking at the screen.
I went to the opticians yesterday and they said its worth getting an eye test as they may be able to give me something.
i was wondering if anyone has glasses for using the computer even though they manage to see everything perfectly?
it's just an odd scenario it seems.
Tags:
brettytopbanana Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Options

All Comments

(12) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
banned#1
"I went to the opticians yesterday and they said its worth getting an eye test as they may be able to give me something"

so do that then ^
banned#2
its just eye strain. Put a timer on your PC that flashes up say every 15 minutes and look at something in the distance for 30 secs, then resume work.
#3
DaveLister
"I went to the opticians yesterday and they said its worth getting an eye test as they may be able to give me something"

so do that then ^


I have booked an appointment I was just wondering what they are likely to do. I mean I can see great at long distances, I can see close things.
banned#4
DaveLister
"I went to the opticians yesterday and they said its worth getting an eye test as they may be able to give me something"

so do that then ^

optician just touting for business imo

anyway, companies must pay for eye tests if you work for long periods on a VDU
#5
the eye test is costing nothing. it is a free eye test.
[helper]#6
There is some info here
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/HealthAndSafetyAtWork/DG_10026668

Employers must pay for a basic pair of specs if they are only for VDU use....
banned#7
brettytopbanana
the eye test is costing nothing. it is a free eye test.

is the optician doing it free or your employer paying?

I find these free ones are very basic and just an attempt to sell you something (not naming names - tescos lol)

Go to a paid local opticians and you'll be surprised at the difference in service / exam.

you should have had a vdu operators health & safety check by your employer explaining good posture / eye exercises etc. I usually hate these sort of things but these are surprisingly good.
#8
They will tell you to take a break all the time when your eyes start to strain that's what they done to me, I am short sighted and just have them for reading this and that.

Edited By: philmitchell on Sep 20, 2010 16:19: .
#9
My Husband has glasses just for computer work and night time reading...and no he hasnt been conned as I work in a opticians..! It is eye strain and the small prescription he does have really helps he doesn't get tired eyes or the headaches that he used to get. Hope this helps..x
#10
It's entirely possible, I have a low level prescription, which is slightly misbalanced between each eye.
Most of the time your 'brain' can interpret what you see from one eye, and reference that against what it sees with the other eye, and piece together the correct image from that.
However when using a computer you are generally concentrating on fine detail for long periods of time, (even if you do take the recommended breaks). You'll probably be offered a pair of low prescription glasses.
If you are not sure if they will make any difference, then have the free test, get some cheap / free / subsidised glasses, and if you find they help, go with it, if not, nothing massively lost :)
banned#11
and try http://www.goggles4u.com if you are unsure

I got 2 pairs delivered for £7 after quidco!

fine for TV, Driving.
#12
thanks for all the replies. This forum has been as helpful as ever!!

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!