If you work on a computer all day, vision problems can sneak up on you before you realize it. While you may think that you can get by with just your reading glasses, they are not often suited for the distance and glare of a screen. If you find that more often you have blurred vision, headaches or tired eyes, you may need computer glasses.
According to the New York Times many adults spend up to eight hours a day looking at a screens, including electronic devices, computers or televisions. If you don’t take precautions, this can cause problems. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) causes headaches and other discomfort. Your eyes become strained not only from looking the screen but also from the glare or from glancing between your keyboard and the screen.
Computer glasses are a practical solution to CVS. We often sit with a computer about 20 to 25 inches from our face. This is further from a book we may be reading and closer than distance activities, such as driving. Computer glasses fill in the gap and are made for you to see comfortably at an intermediate distance.
Reading glasses are great for books or paperwork, but key differences make them less effective with a screen. Computer glasses often have an anti-reflective coating or are tinted to relieve the problems cause by glare. Since not everyone sits at the same distance from the computer, get an eye exam to tailor your prescription. Single vision lenses are available for anyone that feels they need them, but bifocals and trifocals allow you to adjust between different distances.
VS Eyewear offers a wide range of lenses for different needs, including prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, night driving glasses, and specialty glasses for welders or other professionals. Please contact us for more information.