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Top Vision Concerns for Young Adults

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No matter your age, looking after your vision is so important. It’s easy to forget how hard your eyes work throughout the day, and some of the most common eye conditions don’t present any symptoms until it’s too late. As you get older, it can be helpful to be aware of the factors that could impact your eye health, and what you can do to prevent any future problems. Young adults in particular can often have busy schedules and eye health isn’t always at the top of the priority list. However, if you spend a lot of time using digital screens or you’re a frequent driver, it’s important that you protect your eyes and wear the right corrective lenses if you need them.

Prolonged use of digital screens

As a young adult, you are no doubt spending a lot of time using digital screens, both for socialising and for work or education. This can lead to eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. Your eyes have to work much harder when looking at a screen, and your blink rate can be almost half.

Symptoms of eye strain can include tired eyes, blurry vision, dry eyes or even head, neck and shoulder pain. The combination of prolonged screen use, screen glare and bad posture can all contribute to tired and irritated eyes.

Thanks to new technology, you can protect your vision with the right lenses. Even if you don’t need a prescription, Eyezen single vision lenses can reduce and prevent eye strain, by filtering harmful blue light. Offering comfortable vision, Eyezen lenses are designed for a modern lifestyle, so you can continue to do the things you love while looking after your eyes.

Commuting and driving

As a young adult, you are no doubt finding your place in the world, perhaps building a career or furthering your education. Driving and commuting will likely take up a lot of your time at this age, whether it’s driving to work or seeing friends and family.

If you have a refractive error, such as myopia or hypermetropia, it’s crucial that you wear the right corrective lenses behind the wheel. This is so important for your safety and the safety of those around you on the road.

What’s more, driving can also expose you to all different kinds of light conditions. Driving on a sunny day can create an uncomfortable experience due to glare, which can hinder your vision. Polarised technology can help to eliminate glare, and our Xperio Sun lenses can offer optimal UV protection and better visual comfort, all of which is so important when it comes to overall eye health.

The Xperio range of lenses is available in stylish designs including tinted lenses and mirrored finishes.

Looking after your eyes in style

It’s important that you feel comfortable and happy with your lenses so that you can wear them with confidence. With both Xperio and Transitions lenses, you have the opportunity to choose vibrant and fashionable finishes. What’s more, most of our Essilor lenses can be paired with the huge choice of frames available at your local optician’s practice.

To find out more about the right lenses for your needs, book an appointment with your optician today.

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