A trip to your optometrist might not be the ideal coming out of iso butterfly moment you had planned during the last couple of weeks in lockdown, but it wouldn’t be such a bad idea. With the pressure we all faced to stay virtually active while being physically distant – whether it was to keep up with the news, stay socially connected, keep active or even keep working – it can start to take a toll on your eyes.
Blue light blocking glasses might be a good option to help combat tired eyes and headaches caused by strained eyesight, but if symptoms are much worse – like blurred, double or distorted vision – and continue after having a decent screen break, you probably need to get actual glasses. Don’t leave it to the last minute though, here are some early warning signs:
1. Your phone font is the largest it can possible be but you still zoom in to read texts.
2. You genuinely can’t tell the difference between Timothee Chalamet and Natalia Dyer (Google it).
3. You squint all the time.
4. You either need to pull your head far away to get your eyes to focus, or pull it in so close that your nose touches.
5. Driving on a clear night is a lot like driving in the rain with broken windscreen wipers.
6. You’re always the last one left on a call because you can’t find the hang up button.
If this hits a little too close to home, do yourself a favour and get your eyes checked. If it turns out you do need specs, you're in luck, we’ve got just the frames for you.
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