Thanks to OPSM we were given the opportunity to try out their new “Eyes At Work” Anti-Fatigue lenses. They include the Anti Fatigue HD Lens, Office All Rounder Lens and Extended Focus Reader. These special lenses coupled with Crizal Prevencia help to reduce the harmful blue light emissions from digital screens and help to transmit a helpful blue light range. This filtering of blue light helps to improve contrast on your screen and may help reduce the harm caused to the retina that can cause age-related Macular Degeneration later in life.
Growing digital device use has seen a prolonged exposure to screens in both work and social settings. This screen exposure can lead to eye strain which can cause loss of concentration, dry eyes, headaches, back pain and blurred vision. For those in the technology sector, exposure to digital screens can be even higher than average.
OPSM have developed a new range of anti-fatigue lenses which help minimize the eye strain and corresponding symptoms which come with regular screen use. The lenses work to reduce damage caused by digital screens whether you normally wear prescription glasses or not – each are custom made for the wearer.
I let my Mum get the glasses as I think she needed them more than I do, and also so I could be the one recording and asking questions about the new lenses.
We booked in an appointment with OPSM in LynnMall Auckland last night to do an eye test and our optometrist was very helpful in explaining everything, ranging from the wide range of technology they use to do the tests, to more information about what the wearer can/can not see using these Anti-Fatigue lenses from the “Eyes At Work” range.
The optometrist started off by doing a sample of tests using the projector and trying out different lenses from her tray sample of lenses. Mum’s eyes were already not that great and you could say I had a bit of a giggle when she got some letters wrong (Don’t tell her I said that)! Nevertheless, the optometrist was very patient during this prolonged period of testing.
Eventually we got round to using some of the technology that OPSM have, by going next door and using specialised cameras to capture and see if there was any problems with Mum’s eyeballs. One camera captured the immediate area on the eye, and another specialised camera captured the parts round the eye. This special technology has only been in play, and had been exclusively designed for OPSM to use in their Australasian stores. Mind you, most major hospitals have this technology too. Once captured, the computer software did a 360-degree scan of the eyeball and the optometrist could see whether there was any issues with the eyeball. None at all, which was great!
Here is a bit more information on the three types of “Eyes At Work” lenses you can expect to get:
After all the testing was done, we had a bit of a discussion as to which of the three above types of Anti-Fatigue lenses would be the best for Mum. Because mum was not long-sighted, the Extended Focus Reader was not an option for her. The Anti-Fatigue HD lenses however was one of the better lenses to choose from because of their three-in-one properties, but the power variation on the lenses was a bit too strong and so was not the correct choice, especially if used with driving as well.
This left us with the Office All-Rounder option.
“With a larger intermediate vision zone, this lens is best suited to those people needing an extended intermediate lens to use on digital devices up to 2m and has a small distance area to see projector screens or use their glasses walking around the office.”
Because the Office All-Rounder lens have a small distance area, this lens was also not suitable for driving. Therefore Mum will still have to swap to her old pair of glasses when driving.
The last part of the screening, was to now choose a glasses frame. Mum found a frame that she liked, which I also thought was pretty cool. The glasses fold up completely in half from the center (where it sits on the nose), so they can fit in cases half the size of original cases. How cool is that!
All up, it took almost two hours for this process, mainly because of the optometrist’s detailed explaining of all the technology that was used during the night, and on the different types of “Eyes At Work” lenses. We thought she was very helpful in explaining all of this, and in terms we could understand! Now we wait for the prescription lenses to be complete, so Mum can try on her new glasses!
Thanks again to OPSM for letting us try out the new “Eyes At Work” Anti-Fatigue lenses. For more information, please visit: https://www.opsm.co.nz/prescription-lenses/anti-fatigue-lenses