I pride myself in having pretty great vision - especially considering the fact that I spend the majority of my day sat in front of some form of computer monitor or smartphone. However, for the past few years I've been suffering with really bad headaches and eye-strain whenever I spend more than a few hours staring at a screen - not ideal when, you know, it's practically my job to do just that. I've always had a bit of a weird phobia when it comes to eye tests, but the a few months back I finally decided to bite the bullet and get my first test since I was seven years old (yeah, I know). Turns out, that whilst my eyesight itself was good, I was most likely getting the headaches due to the blue light that emits from computer screens. And even though I didn't need glasses for my actual eye sight, the eye folks recommended I pick up a pair of lenses for my office work.
Now, unfortunately I am not the kind of girl that can chuck on just any pair of glasses and look cute, so my initial thought was to opt for a pair of contact lenses instead. However - as an avid coloured contact lens wearer - I decided to give my eyes a well deserved break and pick up my first pair of glasses. And so, when it came to me actually choosing the lenses I decided to do what I do best and - ironically - look for my new computer glasses..on the computer. Typical blogger eh?
Now I don't know about you guys, but I'm a terrible shopper. I change my mind every five minutes, only to come out of a shop empty handed - another reason why I decided to buy my new specs online (and I didn't want to annoy any poor shop assistant that was lumped with me as a customer. I was able to shop from the comfort of my own home, changing my mind as often as I liked, and I was even given the chance to try out a few pairs before committing to just one.
I found a lot of really helpful tips about buying glasses online with Vision Direct. It was surprisingly simple to input my own prescription into the online system and I received my glasses in no time at all. I've been wearing them every other day for the past few weeks and in that time I've not had a single headache - which means more blogging..and online shopping..
Do you guys struggle with eye strain at all?
*This post is in collaboration with Vision Direct*