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How to Reduce Eye Strain: 5 Easy Tips

How to Reduce Eye Strain: 5 Easy Tips

Our eyes work tirelessly to help us with our daily activities. Digital screens like smartphones and laptops can cause them to hustle even harder. We can learn how to reduce eye strain if we want to protect our eyes. The following tips and tricks will help you to stay comfortable and enjoy more of what you love. 

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1. Wear Blue Light Glasses

The perfect pair of glasses will enhance your day and elevate your look. Here at Peepers, we make blue light glasses to help protect your eyes from digital eye strain. If you’re interested in wearing them, you can shop for no correction styles or blue light reading glasses with different strengths or powers. 

We think you’ll love our Blue Light Focus™ Lenses with a proprietary technology baked right into the lens. This technology filters over 40% of high-energy blue light.¹ When you combine that with an anti-reflective coating² and unmatched lens clearness⁴, you’ll feel focused and inspired while wearing your glasses.

2. Consider Reading Glasses

As you get older, you’ll notice it’s more challenging to focus on close-up objects. Presbyopia is a result of aging and can be corrected with reading glasses. Talk to an eye doctor if you’re around middle age and experiencing eye strain. They can give you a comprehensive eye exam and recommend the proper eyewear. Whether you need 2.75 reading glasses or another strength, they’ll help you with concerns of discomfort or eye fatigue.

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3. Give Your Eyes a Break

Even if you wear quality specs, your eyes still need a rest. The Vision Council says it’s possible to experience eye strain on a computer or laptop after just a short time. You can help relieve symptoms by taking regular eye breaks. Another solution is to focus on something in the distance to relax your eyes. This is known as the 20-20-20 rule. Pause what you’re doing every 20 minutes and look at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. You’ll activate the other muscles in your eyes, which can help to relieve fatigue in the overworked places. 

4. Don't Forget Your Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a timeless style accessory. We love oversized square sunglasses and playful cat-eye glasses to complement classic ensembles and chic outfits. Don’t forget adventurous aviators or modern round sunglasses to inspire your journey. 

The Vision Council says this essential style of eyewear is also helpful in preventing driving eye strain or discomfort. Your sunglasses are designed to provide critical UV protection when you spend time outside. If you’d like, you can also shop for no-glare lenses or polarized lenses to minimize glare and encourage your comfort while driving. Talk to an eye doctor if you have any questions about sunglasses. An eye exam will help them recommend the right lenses and frames. 

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5. Check Your Workspace

Now that you know how to reduce eye strain outdoors, think about your workspace. Office workers can help prevent eye strain by reviewing their computers and desk. An ergonomic desk will help ensure you’re comfortable while staring at your computer screen. There are a couple of easy and straightforward ways to optimize your area. Next time you sit at your desk and look at your screen, be sure your arms are parallel with your desk surface. Your feet should also rest comfortably on the floor.

Staying Comfortable and Stylish

Now you know how the right eyewear and adjustments to your day can help you reduce eye strain. Each of them is simple and effective. They’re also worth the minimal effort. When you take time to prevent or reduce eye strain, you can make it easier to enjoy everything you do. We’ll help in any way we can. Whether you’re shopping for modern blue light glasses or stylish reading glasses, we have the specs to inspire you! 

Here at Peepers, we have men’s glasses and women’s glasses for every occasion. Discover next-level eyewear options for reducing eye strain, including trendsetting sunglasses and must-have blue light readers. Whether indoors or outdoors, you’ll feel great and look like a trendsetter. 

Disclaimer: ¹Spectral Analysis Tested in high-energy short-wavelength 400 to 450 nm visible light ²Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use by the American Optometric Association. Computer vision syndrome. 2017. https://www.aoa.org/healthy-eyes/eye-and-vision-conditions/computer-vision-syndrome?sso=y (Accessed February 9, 2021) ³Based on Peepers Reflectance Test used for testing light transmittance in Peepers uncoated lens compared against seven layer anti-reflective coated lens. ⁴"AR and non-AR coated lens performance during contrast sensitivity testing and daily activities”, McMahon OD, Illinois College of Optometry, The Vision Council, https://www.thevisioncouncil.org/sites/default/files/AR-and-non-AR-coated-lens-performance.pdf ⁵Measured using Yellow Index Testing among top competitor brands