I would suggest you either need to set the monitor a bit closer or, like me, get a pair of single vision glasses just for the computer. I have a 32" 2560x1440 monitor and, with the glasses it is fine for me, I do sit closer than you do.
Thanks, I thought 3ft away was too close. I have not heard of single vision glasses for computers. I have booked an appointment now so any feed back I get from here is helpful as the last time I remember having a test was as a teenager. I would imagine things have changed quite a bit.
Interesting replies from all. I can see it perfectly from 3ft or less but at 6ft it's getting blurry. The reason I asked here was to get some ideas as to what to explain to the optician rather than just say an eye test. Your comments have been helpful.
Just a word of caution. Opticians are in business to sell sight correction devices at a very good mark up!
I know from my time in health and safety that very few, very very few, people need special glasses for VDU work.
Out of all the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of workstation assessments I did in the whole of my career I only ever came across two cases. Chair position (not just VDU position is critical. An inch or so too high, or too low, or to one aide and your neck muscles will automatically compensate, and your spinal cord, and the blood supply to the brain, will start to show effects.
* Opticians are in business to sell sight correction devices at a very good mark up!*
I accept that and when eyesight is concerned money does not enter the equation. I have chosen a local private family run opticians est. many years rather than a chemist or one size fits all chain. Your comments on workstations are also something to consider. I was reluctant to post here on this subject to start with but now glad I did.
Had my new prescription done last week. I'm going in to collect my pc glasses, focus length 2'. Been managing with bifocals but not good, feel as if I'm going cross-eyed and have to keep one eye shut or text is all over the place. These new ones seem to have a reading focus of 10" which is too near so not happy with them.