I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. At work I am in front of a screen, at home, I use the computer a lot for blogging and other uses. I also use my phone, tablet etc and watch TV in the evenings so screen time is a large factor in my daily routine. In the last few months I have noticed the computer screen going slightly blurry when I scroll through web pages such as when I am on Twitter. My last eye test was over two years ago so I bit the bullet and made an appointment knowing what the outcome would be.
I picked up my new glasses a couple of days ago and have been getting used to them. I only have to wear them for screen time which makes the process a little more bearable, but I have discovered glasses envy now when I am looking around at other people. I chose two different frames and I like one pair but I don’t like the other pair. Funnily enough it’s the alternative pair that I get the most favourable comments on, but as I have to wear them and feel comfortable for now it’s the ones above I am choosing to wear. I do think I’ll be increasing my range of frames in the near future however.
It turned out when I was having my eye test that I have an astigmatism in my right eye and that was why I was seeing blurry screens when I was scrolling through web pages. My prescription isn’t very strong at all thankfully, but anything to help relax my eyes when I am working will hopefully help keep my eyes stronger for the future.
It’s a weird sensation looking out behind a frame and glass, and it’s taking me a little while to adjust. Day one I really wasn’t sure, and I took them off quite a lot as I couldn’t seem to adjust looking through them. Day two was a lot better, and it was also my first day at work wearing them. Whilst I was a little apprehensive, the feedback was positive and I was slowly getting used to wearing them.
Today is only day three and I have struggled a little bit today with focusing. I know I need to give my eyes a little bit of time to adjust, and I’m sure it’ll happen soon.
**18 Months Later**
I have to admit that I was very conscious of wearing my glasses in front of people to begin with, and whilst I was at work, they sat on top of my head more than on my face. I learnt very quickly that I prefer the rounder frames rather than the narrow rectangle frames as looking between the keyboard and the screen, I found myself looking under the bottom of the frames. I was glad I didn’t spend too much on my first set of frames as now I have the option to know what works for me.
Over the last few months I have persevered with wearing my glasses whenever I am in front of a screen, and now I have gotten used to them, my eyes feel much less tired.
Did you struggle to get used to wearing glasses the first time?
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