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Lense and your lifestyle

Looking at computer for long can cause visual stress, headaches, blurred vision and sore eyes.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 09, 2003 19:15 IST
PTI

Computer users: Looking at a computer screen eight hours a day can cause visual stress. It can cause headaches, blurred vision and sore eyes. Choose a glass with an antireflective coating.

Motorcycle riders and people who take up sports: Squinting in bright light can be avoided by use of photochromatic lenses. Driving at night is especially demanding since you have to prepare yourself for ghost images, reflections and glaring headlights from the opposite lane.

The obvious choice should be plastic lenses that are shatter proof,with an anti reflective coating. Polycarbonate lenses are ideal.

For Children: You can’t stop a child from being playful, even though he is prescribed glasses. Children will have their quota of games, fights, rough and tumble activity each day. It is best to give children spectacles with polycarbonate lenses with scratchproof coatings on each side. Choose durable frames.

Five rules for spectacles users

Do not leave your glasses in such a position where the lenses come into contact with a rough surface. The glasses must rest on the frame and not on the lens.

Do not leave your spectacles on hot surfaces like kitchen counters or car dashboards.

Use a stiff case or spectacles box rather than a pouch. This must be remembered by those who carry their spectacles in their handbags. When there is some pressure on the bag the soft case might not protect the glasses from breakage.

Clean the lenses with a soft cloth regularly.

Keep spectacles dust free and free of scratches as much as possible.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Aug 09, 2003 19:15 IST