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Are you a candidate computer glasses?

If you use a digital device (computer for work, smartphone, etc.) for more than a couple of hours a day, then you would probably benefit from this eyewear. Computer glasses are specialty eyeglasses made specifically to address the unique visual needs of extended computer and smartphone use. Several differentiating features address these needs; computer glasses are made completely differently from regular eyeglasses and reading glasses. These significant differences are what make computer glasses absolutely essential for maintaining both your short term visual comfort and long term visual health as you work and play in a world increasingly dominated by computers and smartphones.

Understanding how computer glasses can help you begins with the distance most people view their screens: they are generally positioned around 20-26 inches from your eyes. This is what optometrists call your “intermediate” zone of vision. Now, most traditional eyeglasses are not made in a way that is conducive to intermediate viewing of the type required by computer work. This often leads to blurred vision, eyestrain and headaches after extended computer use.

On the other hand, computer glasses, are designed to enhance comfortable intermediate viewing, helping your eyes focus on the computer screen with less effort and making computer viewing noticeably more enjoyable and less tiring, especially over an extended period of time.

Blue Light

Blue light that often contributes to computer related discomfort and may even be potentially sight-threatening. This high-energy light comes from computer screens, televisions and smartphones, and has been known to cause eyestrain, headaches and fatigue. Recent studies also point to growing evidence that blue light exposure has the potential to significantly increase a person's risk of macular degeneration over time.Computer glasses are often equipped with special coatings or lenses that are made specifically to filter harmful blue light, so that it does not reach your eyes. This makes extended computer use more comfortable and reduces the risk of developing macular degeneration in the future.

For more information about how computer glasses can help you, speak to your eye doctor.