By now, many people know what a pain sitting in front of the computer for long stretches of time can be. Computers can cause Computer Vision syndrome which can lead to all sorts of problem like, loss of productivity and focus, headaches, pains in the neck and shoulder region, hazy vision, fatigue, exhausted eyes, and many others. Sound familiar?
Then what you need to do is get yourself a pair of computer glasses. Computer glasses are specialized glasses which not only help relieve some of the above symptoms, but also help in relaxing the eye, by reducing the fluorescent glare from the monitor of the computer.
Eyeglasses are very specialized items which do not come in a make-it-yourself kit. Even normal eyeglasses like myopic and presbyopic glasses need specialized tools and skills to make.
They have a certain degree of strength which is manufactured into them. Then they have to go through other processes such as optometry and selection of a proper matching pair of glasses and even that of counter checking. Each of these processes consist of extremely specialized set of skills and there is strict individualized division of labor in the field of eyeglass distribution.
The process of optometry alone can take half an hour to one hour, under normal, standardized circumstances. If the requirements are specialized, then the process can extend even up to two hours. The costs are also well divided and compartmentalized.
In the current market, optometry alone can incur costs of 30-50 USD. Of course processing charges might require you to add on a bit more. Usually they come up to 10-15 USD more. Incurring extra processing charges is also a possibility. There’s a certain range within which your requirements need to fall into. The strength of short sight needs to be within 1000. The strength of astigmatism cannot exceed 200. If these two criteria are not fulfilled, then processing generally costs a bit more.
People are gradually realizing the importance of eyeglasses. They are not only important for the health of your eyes, but are also a very stylized expression of fashion. Glasses can make or break your look, taking you to from cool and sophisticated, to geeky and weird. So, it is very important to choose proper frames for your glasses. They need to go with your complexion and bone structure.
But, even with the rising popularity of glasses, opticians are still hard pressed for profits. This is because the processes of production leave a single manufacturer with around only 25% profit and a retail manufacturer with around 50%. But these profit figures are those of optimum sales, when the eyeglasses industry is at its peak period. And much of the profits also need to be balanced against management and establishment costs.
So, when you choose your frame, choose very carefully and be wary about the prices that you’re being asked to dole out. And if you’re experiencing computer vision syndrome( CVS), then do not hesitate in going for specialized computer glasses.