One out of every two people spends their working day in front of a computer. To make sure they can see the screen properly, they often involuntarily adopt awkward body postures that can lead to neck or back muscle strain. ZEISS has developed lenses to alleviate this situation: ZEISS Office Lenses. Designed specifically for computer and office work, they put an end to bad posture and muscle tension.
Many people who spend most of their working day in front of a computer complain of neck, back or shoulder strain. They often have to devote their full attention to their screen for many hours on end. In the evening when they get home after work, sometimes even during the course of the working day, they notice the result: muscle strain in their neck, back or shoulders. One of the reasons may be that they are wearing the wrong spectacles.
No. Working at a computer means that our eyes have to adapt to a special working distance. Reading lenses are designed for short viewing distances, which are shorter than the distance between a computer and our eyes. Therefore, if we are wearing reading lenses, we automatically move closer to the screen. Adopting this unnatural posture for long periods of time may lead to neck and back strain.
With progressive lenses, the situation is very different. As progressive lenses support vision at all viewing ranges through specific zones on the lens, we use the lower part of the lens to see clearly when working at a computer. This means we raise our heads, which can once again lead to muscle strain in the neck and shoulder areas.
The better our spectacles are adapted to the situation of use, the more relaxed our body posture will be in the workplace. ZEISS Office Lenses offer a large visual field for both near vision and – most importantly for computer work or for talking to business partners – and the intermediate viewing range. This means they are optimised for vision over a range measuring between 500cm and four meters. The effortless use of the specially adapted visual zones allows us to sit comfortably with a relaxed posture.
And that is by no means all: as the ranges of vision and viewing task requirements differ from one person to another, there are three different lens types. With professional fitting, the ZEISS Office Lenses can even be adapted to your personal visual habits with centimeter accuracy.
I wear the office lens desk myself and I can tell you my first hand experience: I think the thing that impressed me the most about it, the big advantage I think was just being able to walk - which sounds simple enough but traditionally there is a kind of a seasickness, an uneasiness that when your walking with these lenses on and you know you typically take them off.
Dr. Jay Mashouf,
Eye Care Professional, USA
BETTER VISION interviews Dr. Arne Ohlendorf and Monique Welscher on the development background of the new ZEISS workplace spectacle lenses.