Best Tips For New Computer Glasses
Computers and many different types of electronic displays are increasingly becoming an integral part of our daily work and personal lives. They play an important role in practically every profession and occupation these days. Many people are still unaware of the stress and strain that cause them to have this vision. Learn more about what makes computer glasses or workplace glasses special and how they can help to make your work at a computer easier
How do you know if you need computer glasses?
Normally, the first symptom of eyestrain caused by computer work is not blurred vision, but eye fatigue, headache, neck or back pain, or sensitivity to light. Your eyes may also be dry or red, and you may experience a burning or stinging sensation. This is the result of concentrating on a computer screen for long periods, possibly also with an unnatural posture. These problems are further compounded by the need to move your eyes constantly between close distances, e.g. reference documents on your desk, and the intermediate range, e.g. looking up to talk to colleagues or customers.
Who is most affected by visual problems at the workplace?
From a certain age onwards, usually between 35 and 45, the ability of the lenses in our eyes to adapt to different distances or accommodation as the experts call it diminishes. This is very often a very gradual process. We start to notice it when we have to hold a newspaper or small print at arm’s length to read it. This is a condition known as presbyopia. Work at a computer also becomes increasingly hard. Suddenly, we find it difficult to make out the figures in Excel spreadsheets and have to increase the font size on our computer. The texts on our smartphone become blurred and hard to read.
What types of computer glasses are available?
The most important requirement that computer glasses should meet is that they need to be adjusted to the required distance for screen or display work. This can vary greatly between one person and another.
Initially, a pair of reading glasses may seem like a better solution. But remember, reading glasses are very close distances. To see text and images clearly on your computer, you need to move closer to the screen. This can cause tension in your neck and back. Even the most accurate office chair or the best mouse available doesn’t help here.
The next step may be varifocals which you can wear all day for clear, comfortable vision at near and far. These are a very good choice for most everyday situations, but they are suitable for desk or computer work to a limited extent only. Progressive lenses allow you to see at all distances. The lower section of a progressive lens helps you see objects that are close to you. When working at a screen, you also look through the bottom section of the lens. To do this, you have to lift your head to see clearly. Adopting this unnatural posture over long periods puts excessive strain on your neck and shoulders.
This is exactly where computer glasses are the best answer. Their visual zones are tailored to your eye movements as you work. They can also be individualized to meet your personal needs. These mirrors offer a vast field of vision near and far away. This means that you enjoy as much vision as possible within the limits of your work needs. Your head and neck stay natural and relaxed all day.
And that is by no means all. There are also different designs to choose from, depending on the visual requirements of your job or your leisure activities.
Computer glasses with the lens type “Near” with this design, the maximum distance over which the spectacle wearer has a clear vision is set at two meters. It, therefore, provides high-quality, natural vision from a reading distance right into the intermediate range of two meters. This computer lens is ideal for people who work mainly at a computer or read a lot.
Computer glass with lens type “room” the maximum distance from this lens is fixed at four meters, which gives the wearer a comfortable look from the reading distance to a specific room distance of about four meters. The “Room” version is designed for people who, for example, work intermittently with clients and on computer screens. When they walk around, they don’t realize they’re wearing computer glasses.
Computer glasses with the lens-type “Book” is more focused on the reading range with a maximum distance of one meter. Compared to reading glasses, which are typically designed for a fixed and personal reading distance, the “book” offers a significantly larger field of vision for a more comfortable reading experience.
Computer glasses with lens type “individual” this version is tailored to the individual needs of each wearer. The maximum viewing distance in the room is from the nearest centimeter for each wearer. The wearer’s frame data, his face shape, and close working distance are also included in the lens design.
Computer glasses for first-time glasses wearers?
Strictly speaking, you don’t yet need progressive lenses, but reading glasses are not the best solution for your computer work either. But can you choose computer glasses for your very first pair of spectacles? Yes, under certain circumstances. Some people who notice the first signs of presbyopia initially require lenses for reading only, but none for distance vision. However, reading spectacles alone are not enough as they are designed for very close distances only. The solution may be computer glasses that are precisely optimized for the distances you need. If you choose for lens type “Room,” you can walk around the office or talk to customers without any problems while wearing your computer glasses. The lower the power prescribed for near vision, the less you will “notice” that you are wearing glasses. Digital lenses may also be a good solution here. Your optician will be pleased to give you more advice on this matter.
What kind of coating should your computer lenses have?
You should choose a high-quality coating. In offices and production facilities, your eyes usually have to face the bright ceiling light. To ensure that reflection does not harm the quality of your vision at work, you should choose an excellent anti-reflective coating for your lenses.
The hard protective coating ensures that your computer glasses can withstand the stress and strain of everyday work. A clean coat decisively improves the cleaning properties of your glasses – or helps prevent them from getting dirty in the first place.
Blue light at the workplace how can you protect your eyes with computer glasses?
The effects of blue light are currently the subject of much debate. We need blue light for a healthy body and our general well-being, but blue light radiation can also be dangerous. One thing we know for sure is that modern light sources such as LED lighting and radiation from computer screens have exposed us to more blue light than ever before. Some people find this blue light annoying or harsh.
Computer glasses also for home use
This may sound strange, but computer glasses can be exactly what you need for your favorite hobby, e.g. Reading, watching TV, cooking, surfing, and chatting on the Internet or playing a musical instrument. They are ideal for any task you perform at a close range or medium distance.
What are the key points to remember when buying computer glasses?
Two things are important to ensure that you enjoy optimum vision when working at a computer,
firstly, your optician needs to know exactly where and for what tasks your new computer glasses will be used. So don’t be surprised if he or she asks you what may initially seem to be personal questions.
Secondly, the refraction and fitting processes, as well as the subsequent centration of the lenses in the spectacle frame, must be performed with the utmost precision.
Tiny points of detail can influence the quality of vision provided by your new glasses. The more exact these processes are, the faster you will adapt to your new spectacles. Ensure that your optician takes sufficient time to fit your computer glasses. Lenses of this type should not be treated as mere “by-products” of progressive lenses.
What guarantees optimum wearer tolerance for computer glasses?
It’s easy to see that the better the design of your office lens glasses and the more accurate the layout of your glasses, the faster you will be able to adjust your new glasses. This requires, on the one hand, the experience and skills of your optician and on the other hand the knowledge and skills of the spectacle wearer.
Another important factor is that you try to wear your computer glasses regularly from day one so that not only your eyes but also your brain has time to adjust. After all, there is nothing to stop you from enjoying a better view at work and home.