Protect Your Eyes with Computer Glasses
If you’ve been spending more time in front of a computer screen lately, you are not alone. Many of us are working remotely attending virtual classes and even socializing online. While this is convenient it’s also taking a toll on your eyes. Staring at a screen for prolonged periods can cause eye strain headaches and dryness. In this blog post we will explore what they are how they work and why you should consider to wearing them.
What are computer glasses?
Computer glasses also known as digital or blue light blocking glasses are lenses designed for computer and mobile device use. They have specialized coatings that filter out blue light emitted by screens which is a type of high frequency light that can cause eye strain and disrupt sleep patterns. Some computer glasses also have anti glare properties which reduce reflections and make it easier to see the screen in bright environments.
How do computer glasses work?
Computer glasses work by altering the way light enters your eyes. The lenses are made with a special coating that blocks blue light which is a type of short wave length high energy light. Blue light is emitted by digital screens as well as natural sources like sunlight. In small doses it’s not harmful. However, prolonged exposure can cause eye strain headaches and even damage to the retina. By blocking blue light computer glasses reduce the amount of strain on your eyes and help prevent these problems.
Why should you wear computer glasses?
If you spend more than 2 hours a day on a digital device you should consider wearing computer glasses. They can help prevent eye strain dryness and fatigue as well as headaches and blurred vision. They are also a good option if you have preexisting vision problems such as nearsightedness or astigmatism as they can help reduce glare and improve contrast. If you frequently work or study in bright environments computer glasses can also help reduce reflections and improve visibility.
What should you look for in computer glasses?
When you shop for computer glasses look for lenses that block at least 50% of blue light. Some lenses can block up to 80% or 90%, but these can sometimes have a yellow tint that can affect color accuracy. You should also consider anti-glare coatings which reduce reflections and make it easier to see in bright environments. Comfort is also important look for glasses that fit well and do not pinch or cause pressure on your nose or ears. You can also choose from a variety of frame styles colors and materials to suit your style.