Have a more comfortable lens-wearing experience
If you wear contact lenses while working at a computer, you may experience a variety of discomforts, including eye fatigue, dryness and loss of visual clarity. When outside, you may feel the effects of environmental pollutants and airborne debris. Wind and sun can also dry out natural tears. But caring for your eyes and your lenses is something you can do wherever you are. In addition to cleaning and disinfecting your lenses regularly, the following tips can help you have a more comfortable lens-wearing experience:
- When working at a computer, keep your computer screen about one-and-a-half feet away from your eyes, tilting the top of your computer screen slightly below eye level.
- Minimize the distance between your computer screen and any documents you need to reference while working.
- Adjust task lighting to minimize glare on the screen.
- Minimize dry lenses by blinking frequently.
- Take a break every 15 minutes to focus on a distant object.
- When outdoors, wear a brimmed hat and UV-absorbing sunglasses that block up to 100% of UV-A and UV-B rays. You'll protect your eyes and lenses from airborne debris and guard against the drying effects of the sun and wind.
- Apply contact lens rewetting drops if recommended by your eye care professional.