Anti-Fatigue Glasses: What are they, and how do they help?
On a typical day, how many hours are your eyes spent focused on screens? If you’re like most people, you could spend as much as 12 hours a day with your eyes locked onto a screen and more than likely multiple screens—computers, phones, e-readers, and tablets—and switching between them throughout the day.
Think about an average day at work. You might be on your computer for several hours but pause to reply to a few texts on your phone, or move to a tablet for a specific task, and then go back to your computer. Then at the end of your workday, you may unwind by scrolling social media or reading a book on your e-reader. All of this is what we call digital “near-work”; screen use happening in the zone of six to 24 inches from your eyes. The impact of spending so many hours on screens, compounded by the frequent jumps between devices, results in excessive strain for your eye muscles. This is what we refer to as eye fatigue.
If these screen behaviors describe you, then take a moment to consider a recent “screen-heavy” day. By the end of the day, had you experienced headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes, or even poor night vision? These are all possible symptoms of digital eye fatigue, and while annoying, they can even impair your visual abilities and negatively impact your quality of life. People with these activities and symptoms may find relief with anti-fatigue glasses. These glasses have a small area of added power at the bottom of the lens that gives your vision a slight magnification to help relax the eye muscles.
MauiPassport™ Boost is a new clear prescription lens design by Maui Jim that combines the benefits of an anti-fatigue lens in the near vision with the experience of wearing a single vision prescription at a distance. This new lens design reduces the fatigue experienced from eyes that are constantly focusing and refocusing as they shift between various digital devices. An added benefit of the boost is that it also improves the readability of small fonts and other finer details on digital devices.
Available in two boost powers, Maui Jim authorized eye care professionals can now offer this technology to those who experience digital eye fatigue. For optimal improvement, the boost power is strategically placed in the lens based on the severity of your symptoms. To further maximize the benefits of this boosted design, ask about pairing this boost lens design with blue light blocking lens material Maui Blue Light Protect.
If you perform a lot of near-work tasks on a variety of screens throughout the day, an anti-fatigue lens like MauiPassport Boost might be the right answer for you. Talk to an authorized Maui Jim eye care professional to learn more.