Welcome to part four in this five-part series on helping your patients understand the value of adding a workplace lens to their optical ensemble. Our first three emails listed customization, relief from eye strain, and ergonomic comfort as valuable benefits for patients considering on office lens. In this post, we’re going to discuss a growing issue among the American workforce and how a task-oriented lens can help combat its effects.
Talking Point #4: Office Lenses Help Combat Computer Vision Syndrome
An astounding 60.5% of Americans using computers have experienced computer-related eye strain or other symptoms associated with computer use, according to the Vision Council. It’s more important than ever to present patients with eyewear solutions that meet the specific needs of today’s digital environment while combating symptoms such as:
60.5% of Americans using computers have experienced computer-related eye strain or other symptoms associated with computer use."
The advances in lens technologies and designs have created solutions to relieve the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome. These designs use advanced technology to enhance visual clarity and comfort, with the added benefit of ergonomic relief.
Use a lifestyle questionnaire to determine a patient’s computer use and if it could be contributing to any of the aforementioned symptoms. Walking a patient through their results and making the potential connection between their screen time and their complaints can open their eyes to the need for a lens that relieves those issues.
In the fifth and final installment of the series, we’ll discuss how purchasing a second pair of office lenses can actually save a patient money, as well as improve their workplace productivity.
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