The average person likely spends the bulk of their day looking at a computer screen, and if you aren’t sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day in the office, there’s a good chance you’re spending time on a digital device during nights and weekends at home. This level of computer use can lead to a host of uncomfortable symptoms including dry and strained eyes, neck pain, and headaches. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution that can make your time on a screen far more comfortable - computer reading glasses.Whether you wear glasses already or not, the addition of computer reading glasses can make a huge difference in your day to day life. Just imagine being able to see your monitor or laptop with complete clarity and enjoying the ability to work more hours in the day without feeling drained! Let’s explore exactly how computer glasses work, some of the options to consider, and what you can expect when using them.
A Game Of Inches
No, we’re not talking about football, but rather the reason behind why so many people find reading glasses to be so helpful for computer use. Individuals who wear glasses all day long need their vision corrected for far distances, while reading glasses are designed to work up close within about a 12” range. Computer screens, on the other hand, fall into an in-between distance where they are too far away to be at a comfortable reading distance but certainly not far enough away to have your driving glasses be much help.Glasses made specifically for computer use bridge the gap by offering vision correction that’s designed for that distance, anywhere from 20” to 26” away. A high-quality set will include lenses that are coating with an anti-reflective material, allowing you to see your screen clearly without having to worry about glare. Finally, a layer of scratch-resistant coating is also applied to lenses on every pair of computer glasses you find.
Single-Vision Or More?
The best computer reading glasses might not be what you’d expect, as there are varying types of lens options available based on your specific needs. Individuals who want one correction throughout the entire lens will likely do best with a set of single-vision computer glasses. Remember, these differ from single-vision reading glasses, a comparison we’ll dive deeper into later on. Others find that a pair of progressive computer glasses work best based upon their day to day work habits. These lenses feature several different prescriptions in one lens, with a large portion dedicated to clear vision for computer use. Progressive lenses also include a smaller area toward the bottom of the lens that works for closer distances and can be ideal for people who need to switch back and forth between reading documents and using the computer throughout the day.