What are Computer Glasses?
Computer Glasses are eyewear that have anti-reflective lenses. These lenses block harmful radiations and reduce glare thereby enhancing vision and focus while working on a computer.
These glasses are also prescribed to reduce the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?
CVS describes a group of symptoms like eye strain, dry eyes, headache, blurred vision caused by prolonged computer use. These symptoms appear because the eyes and brain react differently to words on a computer screen than they do to printed text.
Whereas, if the person is over the age of 40, the problem may be due to onset of Presbyopia- a vision disorder in which the eye loses its ability to focus on nearby objects.
The question that comes to mind is, how are these computer glasses different from regular eyeglasses?
Difference between computer glasses and regular eyeglasses:
Regular eyeglasses are prescription glasses designed to improve vision. They make things, text and images appear clearer. These glasses are generally not coated with anti-reflective coating and therefore they do not protect eyes from harmful radiations caused by computers.
Computer glasses on the other hand come with anti-reflective lenses and therefore they reduce radiations coming from gadgets like computers. These glasses also alleviate CVS symptoms and protect eyestrain and headache caused due to prolonged working on computers.
These glasses can be worn by anyone belonging to any age group and do not have any side-effects on the eyes. Those with corrective vision can ask their optician for anti-reflective coating on their lenses.
Apart from radiations from computers, these glasses also eliminate glare/reflection caused from water, snow and other flat surfaces. By reducing these glares, they enhance driving, biking and other outdoor experiences. So those with perfect vision who prefer outdoor activities more than computers or any gadgets can also opt for these glasses.
These glasses are available in various styles, ranging from vintage to modern, from rimless to full rimmed, etc. Wearer can also choose material of glasses from plastic, metal, or ultra-light titanium.
The brand conscious need not worry as they can turn their branded pair into computer glasses by changing lenses or by adding anti-reflective coating to the lenses.
Computer is unavoidable, but its effect on eyes and CVS symptoms can be avoided by wearing Computer Glasses. Make wearing computer glasses a must to enhance visual experience.