Have you ever experienced the following phenomenon? You go to the eye doctor to have your eyes examined. While you’re there, you can see perfectly. Your doctor recommends either the same prescription you had before or only a mildly updated one. It all makes sense. Then you get home or back to the office, and your vision is blurred and you start to feel the eyestrain again.
You’re not alone. This is actually a fairly common problem with people who live or work in environments with poor lighting. Because your ophthalmologist or optometrist is an expert in vision and eye care, the office is almost always an example of perfect (or as near perfect as possible) lighting. It’s not too bright or too dark, and you’re never looking at a television or computer screen that’s much brighter or much dimmer than the lighting in the room.
If you’ve experienced this issue, the problem is most likely the lighting in your home or office, not in your eye doctor’s techniques or prescription. Fortunately, you can remedy the situation with just a little bit of observation and a few simple changes to your lighting.