Posted Aug 11, 2022 | Eye Health


Millions of people have been rescued from neck, back, and joint pain by an applied science to produce safe working environments through proper body positioning, called ErgonomicsDid you know the eyes need ergonomics as well? Of course they do!

Anyone who’s spent long hours staring at a computer screen has probably
experienced eye discomfort:
  • That work project that was due by end of day, and despite the burning eyes and headaches, you muscled through knowing there was always aspirin in the medicine cabinet.
  • When you played video games until 2:00 AM trying to rescue the princess from the volcano, and afterwards your eyes burnt like lava, with just a glimpse of light.
  • Coming home from watching video conferences all day and your irritated red eyes had your spouse questioning your leisure activities.

Eye Ergonomics can help!

Even the American Optometric Association has designated the growing complex list of eye problems as computer vision syndrome (CVS) and ignoring the symptoms may lead to poor eye health.
We have compiled these 3 tips of Eye Ergonomics to help avoid digital eye strain and eye fatigue:


1. Ask The Expert

At your next annual eye exam, talk to your VSP network doctor about your lifestyle and ask about the best options for combating digital eye strain. Even if you don’t wear corrective lenses, some blue light coatings are available for non-prescription eyewear.

2. Unplug Before Bed

Power down your devices before heading to bed. You may also want to consider lowering the brightness of your screen or enabling blue light filters such as night mode to help reduce the glare from your devices.

3. Give Your Eyes A Break

Whenever you find yourself spending time looking at a digital device, be sure to take frequent breaks. Get up, stretch, and give your eyes a rest.


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Don’t need a prescription? Lucky you! Check out our Blue Light Glasses selection.

What is blue light? Blue light is high energy visible light that contains the highest amount of energy in the visible light spectrum.. As blue light passes through the lens of your eye, it scatters. Your eyes can’t focus on this scattered light, so they work extra hard to compensate. All that extra work can contribute to digital eye strain and visual fatigue. 

Combat blue light with Techshield® Blue. Blue light is all around us. It comes from computer screens, phones, televisions, even the sun. The problem is that when we are exposed to a lot of blue light, it can contribute to digital eye strain. 

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Your eyes weren’t built to process blue light well. So, they work extra hard trying to bring this light into focus, which is linked to digital eye strain. Think of it like running a marathon where someone keeps moving back the finish line.

Here are some of our favorite blue light glasses:

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You get a free frame adjustment with any frame purchase. If your glasses feel a little off, just take them to an in-network VSP doctor within 90 days of purchase to get your frame adjusted to your face.

And if you need help finding the right frames for your face shape, read our article about matching glasses with your face. 

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