Computer Conversion Clips: Better Vision and Ergonomics for Bifocal Age Computer Users

Computer use at work is one of the biggest daily complaints in the US, and bifocal age computer users need to know how to improve both physical and visual comfort to successfully survive all the hours needed working on a monitor. Those of you PC users that are currently wearing a prescription progressive or bifocal lenses, and feel you are able to see the computer screen clearly through the distant part of your general wear eyeglasses, are encouraged to continue reading this article to see why you may soon realize the vision reality associated with mid-range eyestrain.

Computer Conversion Clips have been helping bifocal age men and women solve the computer mid-range distance problem to work longer at the computer with better vision and with better physical ergonomics. Yes, wearing a clip-on over your eyeglasses may make you look a bit nerdish, however; you are really a much happier, more productive and accomplished savvy geek without the troublesome eyestrain and neck aches. Understanding why you need a mid-range computer lens will help you decide what course of action you want to take to solve this problem; here is why.

Bifocal age is around forty and using general purpose eyeglasses that contain a standard bifocal or a progressive lens design while using a computer requires your eyes to work harder. Let’s touch upon the eyes waning ability to focus on near objects as we go down the road of life after forty. The focusing ability of the eye actually begins to lessen after age ten. Remember, when you could hold something in your hand and bring it really close to your eyes for a clear detailed visual inspection… when you were young? As we naturally age both the ciliary muscles, that are attached and helps to control the tension around the focusing lens in the eye, and the crystalline lens itself become less efficient adjusting or accommodating on close objects. Most of us fit into one of the following vision scenarios.

If you are nearsighted, can see up close without glasses, you generally begin to take off your glasses to read more comfortably or even look under or over the top of your eyewear to see up close in your early forties. If you are very nearsighted this problem of focusing up close won’t happen until mid to late forties.

If you always had good distant vision, without the need of a prescription lens, you will notice your arms getting shorter around age forty. Holding your reading material further away in order to maintain a comfortable focus is a sign of the dreaded bifocal, or reading lens.

Lastly, if you are wearing prescription glasses for being farsighted, meaning you can see in the far distance but have trouble focusing up close, than you can generally expect to have a bifocal prescription around thirty-nine or forty. There is a myriad of statistical data on this focusing problem the optical community calls presbyopia. This predictable progressive nature of the eyes not being able to focus on close objects as we age has been studied for decades. How can you benefit with this information while working on a computer?

Visiting your eye doctor yearly is a good thing, and when you reach the magic age for presbyopia you will be given a prescription that will contain both distance and close lens powers. The bifocal power will be set for a distance of usually 14 to 16 inches. The bifocal reading lens power gives your eye the added ability to focus up close once again. You will be able to maintain a reading focus comfortably like you did when you were younger.

The computer monitor is usually placed from 20 to 30 inches away from your eyes, and this is considered a mid-range, so unless you want to move closer to you monitor while lifting up your head with your present bifocals or progressive lenses, this is visually and physically just poor ergonomics. One pair of glasses can’t do everything… period.

If you are using the upper portion of your general wear bifocals or progressive lenses to see the computer monitor, than the eye’s focusing ability is under pressure to maintain that mid-range focus. It is already established that looking at round pixels is harder for your eyes to focus on. Sharp edges found on printed materials, ink and paper, are much easier for your eyes to maintain a steady focus. Viewing pixels on a monitor will cause eyestrain and fatigue after extended computer use, or perhaps a number of other eye symptoms that are associated with extended use on a PC called computer vision syndrome.

Imagine if you were a person lifting weights at a gym, and using 20 pound dumbbells to do a set of arm curls. What if somebody took 15 pounds of weight away, and now you are doing the arm curls with only 5 pound dumbbells. Think how many more curls you can do now before getting fatigued! This is the essence and science behind a computer conversion clip or a dedicated pair of computer glasses.

The bifocal add power allows your eyes to focus on reading distances with less accommodative (eye muscle and lens focusing ability) effort and greater comfort for longer periods of time more efficiently. The computer conversion clip’s add powers allows your eyes to focus comfortably at mid-range or computer distances the same way. Otherwise, looking at a PC monitor through the distant portion of your glasses is like using the 20 pound dumbbells in the gym example; you may be able to do it but your eyes will get tired sooner. It has always been my argument that as the eye’s get tired, so goes the body. You have a choice to prevent this vision and ergonomic reality from becoming a problem.

You can choose to have a dedicated pair of computer glasses custom made by your eye doctor for about $200 or more. Your eyecare professional can make up a special pair of bifocals for intermediate and near vision, or use a special pair of progressive lenses, called near variable focus, that are specifically designed for mid-range office work. Now, it is also possible, you can convert your existing general purpose bifocals or progressive eyeglasses to accommodate your vision needs while working at the computer for long periods of time with the new ergonomically designed computer reading clip-on lens for a fraction of the cost. It is also interesting to note that if you have a complicated prescription in your general wear glasses that the clip-on will be a great addition.

Both, dedicated computer glasses or the computer clip-on lens are good choices to consider. Buying a pair of Computer Conversion Clips will mean joining the growing population of computer users that consider themselves Savvy Geeks, with better vision and better ergonomics for less.

Bill Valentine, Ph.D., is a Certified Ophthalmic Optician and Eye Care Professional with over 40 years experience as a Dispensing Optician and Educator. Bill is committed to helping you find practical eyewear solutions to all your visual needs. Are your Bifocals, Trifocals, or Progressive lenses a pain in the neck when you work on the computer? Now there is a simple, affordable solution! Clip-on Computer Reading Glasses are found here: http://www.cliponcomputerreadingglasses.com/

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Side Effects of Clip-On Computer Reading Glasses for Users Over 50 in Our Digital Workplace

If you are 50 years or older and are one of the millions of computer users who suffer daily from the annoying neck and back pain as well as experiencing symptoms of eyestrain; you can make your job less work today. Here you will find the fast, safe and effective POSITIVE side effects of a new ergonomically designed clip-on computer reading glass that is cost effective.

It has been estimated that almost 75% of all computer users should have some form of computer glasses, especially for the bifocal age group of users around 50, where that estimate is almost 99%. Who really needs a sore neck, achy shoulders and or a lower back problem at work? A clip-on computer reading glass will solve the head bobbing problem of using conventional bifocals, trifocals and progressive style lens designs. Computer clip-ons have a mid-range intermediate prescription when placed over the top portion of their general wear eyeglasses for easy viewing of the computer monitor with a natural head position, and still utilize the lower reading portion of the eyeglasses for easy close reference material viewing.

If you have to lift your head up to see the screen clearly with your trifocals or progressive, or think you can see the computer screen good enough through the distance portion of your general wear glasses at 50 years of age you need to read what’s next. You can spend less than the cost of a dedicated pair of computer glasses, and save the co-pays to the MD or Chiropractor(DC), by using a new clip-on computer reading lens.

Like a dedicated pair of computer glasses for computer users 50 and older, the ergonomically designed computer reading clip-on lens for this growing bifocal age group of computer users will help combat many of digital symptoms associated with having to use a a PC monitor for 2 or more hours daily; headaches, blurry vision, red eyes, overall bodily fatigue and tiredness, neck and shoulder or back pain, double vision and problems with letters on the screen running together. All of these symptoms are referred to as Computer Vision Syndrome. The digital age is here, and human vision is having a difficult time adjusting to round pixel patterns on our electronic screens.

The benefits of a good computer clip-on are:
* Digital Quality Lenses
* Anti-fatigue Designed Optics, so the eye muscles don’t overwork
* Non-glare Coating, to reduce headaches from glare and improve vision
* Light weight and thin, so not to drag your eyeglasses down

If you are 50 and still using your general purpose glasses for computer use, understand that your eye’s focusing ability is under a strain to keep the content on the screen clear. After all, you are using a bifocal type of prescription to see at close reading distance clearly for extended periods of time. If you are using the distance portion of your glasses to see just beyond the reading range in the intermediate computer distance; than it is reasonable to believe that the eyes have to work harder to maintain a mid-range focus for several hours working on the monitor. A good clip-on computer reading lens designed for computer users around 50 has just enough power to eliminate the extra strain on the focusing ability of the eyes after you clip it over the distance portion of your eyeglasses.

The side effects of a dedicated pair of having a clip-on computer reading glass are:

* Eliminate the need to run to a MD for DC with a sore neck, back and shoulders
* Reduce eyestrain so you feel less tired at the end of the day
* Increase ability to see clearly to produce more work with less mistakes
* Reduce headaches because the eye’s ability to focus is less stressful

Taking regular breaks every half hour or so to look at objects 20 feet away or further will help your eyes relax, as well as remember to blink. Yes, our blink rate goes down when we stare into a computer screen, and around 50, so does the ability to produce tears. Unlike looking down to read where the eyelids partially cover and protect the tear layer on the eye, starring into a computer screen exposes all of the cornea and the tear layer. Blinking helps to keep the eyes moist to eliminate a scratching or burning feeling and red eye.

The 50 year old group of computer users can work smarter, and enjoy the side effects of a clip-on computer reading glass to make your job less work.

About The Author: Bill Valentine, Ph.D., is a Certified Ophthalmic Optician and Optical Educator with over 40years experience working closely with Ophthalmology and Optometry.Bill is committed to helping you find practical and affordable eyewear solutions to all your visual needs. Clip-on Computer Reading Glasses http://www.cliponcomputerreadingglasses.com/

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Finding the Comfort Zone for Bifocal Age Computer Users

To enter the computer comfort zone with your eyeglasses you need to see the computer screen clearly without having to elevate your chin up or move your body forward from a correct ergonomic seated position. Using the intermediate portion of your general wear progressives requires the object you are viewing be located below eye level and not directly in front of you, so you unconsciously raise your chin up to use the small mid-range computer zone. This type of movement results in neck and shoulder pain while working at the computer.

If you wear lined bifocal lenses and find yourself moving closer to the monitor while elevating your head up than you are making computer work harder on your eyes, neck and back than necessary. Learn here how to enter the “Comfort Zone”, and make your work at the computer easier. You can eliminate the eyestrain and muscular stresses easily. The best solutions involve either making up a dedicated pair of computer glasses or using the newly designed clip-on computer reading glasses called Computer Conversion Clips.

A clip-on computer reading glass provides a specific amount of additional magnification that is attached to the upper portion of the wearer’s eyeglasses, converting the distance prescription of general wear bifocals or progressive lenses to mid-range computer distance; this will allow the wearer to see a computer monitor clearly through the newly formed “comfort zone” in your general wear eyeglasses. The wearer will then be able to view intermediate distances, such as the computer screen, while maintaining a normal head position. Ideally, the clip-on glasses should only cover the top part of the eyeglasses to allow the wearer to continue to use the lower reading portion of their eyeglasses to see near.

The general cost of a dedicated pair of computer glasses will range from $175 – $350. The cost and quality of the eyeglass frames and lens types used for a intermediate computer focus and near vision accounts for the wide range in costs. Buying a computer reading type clip-on at your local internet site to clip to your general wear glasses for about $20, sounds like a great deal… until you learn about the design differences with the new Computer Conversion Clips. It is good to remember that most of the neural input that comes into our body is through our eyes, so vision is one sense that you should value. Here are some of the valued differences in Computer Conversion Clips verses the other clip-on computer reading glasses you can find on discount internet sites.

* Light weight design keeps your eyeglasses from slipping down your nose

* Digital Optics for a clear viewing zone across the entire lens

* Anti-reflection coating for crystal clear vision and less eyestrain

* Unique Anti-fatigue design optics for intense computer use

* Optical acrylic lens material is more scratch resistant/better vision/and won’t yellow with time like polycarbonate lens materials

* Custom design crush proof case and micro-cleaning cloth included

Make working at the computer more enjoyable with a dedicated pair of eyeglasses or by attaching a clip-on computer reading glass to your general wear eyeglasses. See all that you can see with better physical and visual ergonomics while sitting at your desk. You can reduce eyestrain and eliminate that nagging pain in the neck and shoulders, and get into the comfort zone while working long hours at the computer. Follow this simple computer plan and take the “pain in the neck” out of work today.

About The Author: Bill Valentine, Ph.D., is a Certified Ophthalmic Optician and Optical Educator with over 40 years experience working closely with Ophthalmology and Optometry.Bill is committed to helping you find practical and affordable eyewear solutions to all your visual needs. Clip-on Computer Reading Glasses http://www.cliponcomputerreadingglasses.com/

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Understanding the Significance of Computer Hardware

We are living in an age that is highly influenced by technology. Most of the activities we need to do now are automatic or computerized. Of all the technological developments achieved in the recent past, one significant tool that got developed and which will certainly keep influencing our lives is the computer. You would agree that computers play a very substantial role in our daily life, just like the television and the cell phone. We are already at a stage where life will be difficult without a computer. That makes it important to understand the way a computer works, and thus be informed of what we should do if it stops working. The most important part of any computer is its hardware, in the absence of which it just can’t function.

If you are really keen to assess what has gone wrong with your computer when it stops working, you should understand the working and constituents of its hardware. You should essentially have solid knowledge about the computer hardware when you want to undertake its troubleshooting on your own. One important part of the hardware is the RAM memory of any computer. For running any program or application, any computer needs a RAM memory. Other than that, if the computer has a RAM with specifications that are not compatible with the programs it is expected to run, its operation will be slowed down and it would almost crawl. When choosing a computer, you need to ensure that its hardware is not outdated, otherwise you’ll have to upgrade it in order to be able to use the intended program.

You must take certain basic precautions while handling the hardware of computers. The most essential precaution is to ensure that the power supply to your computer is switched off, else it could cause an electric shock. Then, before you touch any part within the computer, ensure that you are not carrying any electric charge by connecting to a grounded piece of metal, or you may procure an anti-static mat or wrist band available in the market. While inspecting the hardware components, you should look for broken or damaged component, as these are most likely the reasons for the computer malfunction. If a component doesn’t fit in the slot, you are probably trying to fit it in the incorrect slot.

Once you know the hardware employed in your computer and the role it plays in the functioning of your computer, you’ll be in a position to undertake its troubleshooting when it malfunctions. Each piece of hardware contributes to the successful functioning of the computer. To a large extent, the working of a computer depends on the quality of its hardware, making it imperative to keep it in good condition.

Knowing what hardware you have in your computer can be quite useful, specially when planning to upgrade one or more components. Computer Specs is a free tool to detect computer hardware.

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Anything I Can Do to Fix a Computer Extremely Slow?

When you purchased the computer you opted for a little more expensive computer over a cheaper one. You decided you wanted a computer with more memory and more features. Even though it’s new, after a while it will begin to slow down. Files get corrupted. The computer is bombarded with virus applications on the internet. Freeware takes its toll with bundled software we download and often is accompanied with a virus or two. There are several things you can do to keep your computer running like new.

Things to Do To Improve a Computer Extremely Slow

If you have a slow computer, let’s do several things to speed it back up. First we will clean and organize the hard drive. On your computer, Windows has installed two tools to accomplish this, disk cleanup and disk defragmentation. You can access both tools by clicking on start, all programs, accessories, and then system tools.

Disk Cleanup – Clicking on this tool will delete unnecessary files, and temporary files, which frees up space on the hard drive resulting in a faster computer.

Disk Defragmentation – Clicking on this utility tool reorganizes all your files on the hard drive so they are easy to find and the OS (operating system) doesn’t have to waste precious time tracking them down.

A computer extremely slow may need a little more tweaking to bring it back to peak performance. Malware, adware, and spyware can sometimes infect your computer. Computers that are fairly new should also be scanned for viruses that will slow your computer.

It is very important to have the necessary security programs installed on your computer and have the programs updated. Losing your own identity online can be a nightmare. (Never give away important information like your social security number, passwords, account numbers, bank account numbers, or any private information about yourself or your family to anybody or any site on the internet that is not trusted or through any email unless you trust the source.)! Then make sure it is legitimate. There are all kinds of scam artists out there on the internet. They pull out all the stops and will spare nothing to get access to your private information even through your email. Don’t fall for emails that have a punch line that really gets your attention. They make their offering sound real good. When you click on that email you may have just downloaded adware or spyware. If you don’t know the source, delete it!

Infected computers do not function nearly as well as a computer free from viruses. Viruses take up space on the hard drive and corrupt files resulting in a computer extremely slow. There are different software programs that accomplish different things for the computer to keep it safe. A registry cleaner, a virus protection program, and internet security program should be installed on your computer. Keeping your registry, software programs, and device drivers updated will go a long way to keeping your computer operating at peak performance.

Summary for a Computer Extremely Slow

The computers registry may have been compromised by virus infections. The registry, being the brain of the computer, holds all the data information of each individual component on the computer. It tells the operating system where to find a program and what files to pull up. Errors in the registry affect the total performance of your computer. To keep your computer fine-tuned, install and run a registry cleaner when the computer becomes slow. Computer problems happen daily. You need to stay proactive every day. Install and run a spyware program to protect against identity theft.

A Word to the Wise

Always have a full backup of your computer and all the programs!

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