We highly recommend a pair of computer glasses for people who spend over three hours a day on a computer or combination of electronic devices.
When you work at a computer for extended periods of time, it’s common to experience eye strain, blurred vision, eye fatigue, dry eyes, and headaches. These symptoms are often collectively referred to as computer vision syndrome (CVS). If the computer screen is not clear, users tend to lean forward or tip their heads which may result in a sore neck, cramped shoulders, and a hunched back. The visual demands of computer work are unlike those associated with most other activities.
If you are under age 40, CVS may be due to the inability of your eyes to remain accurately focused on your screen or because your eyes have trouble changing focus from the keyboard to your screen and back again for prolonged periods.
If you are over age 40, CVS symptoms may further be complicated by presbyopia; the inability to focus up close.
How are computer glasses different from other eyeglasses?
The prescription lenses in a pair of computer glasses optimize eyesight when viewing a computer screen. Computer screens are usually positioned 20 to 26 inches from the user’s eyes. This is considered the intermediate zone of vision.
There are several lens options for computer glasses:
- Workspace Lenses: Vision is sharp for computer work, reading, desk work, and up to 10 feet away. Glance down at printed material, back up to work on your computer, and check the items on your desk all with complete visual clarity and physical comfort! You can leave Workspace lenses on while walking around your work area eliminating the need to put on and take off your glasses as frequently throughout the day!
- Eyezen Lenses: This lens is designed for patients who do not have the need for reading glasses. These economically priced, custom lenses allow you to work comfortably all day by reducing the symptoms of CVS while also protecting your eyes from harmful blue light. The general age range for this lens is teens through mid-40’s. While these lenses work for all patients, they are an especially good choice for contact lens wearers
- Single Vision Computer Lenses: Single vision lenses have only one focal point; the focal length would be designed for computer work only. Everything closer or farther than the 20-26 inch range would not be in focus. A single vision computer lens is usually recommended for patients over the age of 40.