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Glasses Correct Computer Vision Syndrome

Renee Clifford, spends all day in front of a computer screen Renee Clifford, spends all day in front of a computer screen
Rick Blackenship, Broome Optical Rick Blackenship, Broome Optical

If you spend countless hours staring at computer screen or read e-book frequently, you'll want to read this. You could be suffering from computer vision syndrome, otherwise known as CVS.

Some of the symptoms are eye strain, red eyes, neck and back issues. Renee Clifford knows about this all too well. She spends all day in front of a computer screen. She isn't the only one. With more emphasis being placed on going green, more people are turning to e-books, which are becoming popular at both schools and libraries. This adds to the already compounding problem.

Rick Blackenship is the director of operations and Broome Optical. He says on computers "the background is fuzzy, the text is not as contrasted or distinct as reading a book. The pages in a book are nice and white, the lettering is nice and black and with the computer screen, it's a little bit of a gray area." The solution is a simple one... Computer vision glasses. The top portion is made for looking at a monitor and the bottom portion of the glasses is designed to see up close, specifically your keyboard.

Just because you're sitting a computer all day, doesn't mean you can't be stylish. Gone are the days of large goggle-like corrective lenses. The frames are now designer and are available all over the Panhandle. Stylish corrective lenses are just what Clifford is looking for. When asked what her computer vision is like currently, she had only one thing to say. "Blurry." Clifford doesn't need any convincing, to say the least. "Soon as I can pick me out a frame, they're going to make me some." More than 75 percent of computers users suffer from computer vision syndrome.


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