At Thomas Eye Center, we can design specific computer glasses to reduce the demands on your eyes during computer use. These lenses are prescribed to function at the distance that you work on your computer, which is different from your normal reading distance. We have specialized lenses designed to create the most comfortable work environment for you, and allow you to work efficiently at your computer with comfort.
Here are some of the lens designs:
Single Vision Lenses – specifically designed for your specific computer working distance. This lens works great for people that work on multiple monitors, and spend several hours working at the computer.
Progressive Lenses – regular progressive lenses are great for everyday use and for those people that spend limited periods of time on the computer. The computer range in these lenses are narrow and can become a problem for those who spend several hours on the computer.
Specialized Computer Progressive Lenses (Office Pro 5ft & 10ft) – this lens is designed to provide very large areas for computer range and near vision, but smaller and narrow area towards the top of the lens for distance range. These lenses are great at the desk, at the computer, for reading, and for limited distance viewing around the office to either 5ft or 10ft based on the design you choose. It is recommended that these glasses only be used in the office, and should be switched out to traditional progressive lenses for regular use.
Lens Coatings and Blue Light for Computer Use
As light passes through a lens there are many surfaces of the lens where reflection occurs, causing increased glare and reduced vision quality. Anti-reflective lens coating (AR coating) greatly reduces reflection at all surfaces. With less glare symptoms, you will have comfort in your vision and improved cosmetic appearance. With AR coating, when people look at you, there will be no reflection on the front surface of your glasses.
What is Blue Light and How Does It Affect Your Eyes?
The color in the visible light spectrum ranges from blue to red. Blue light sits on the very edge of the spectrum close to invisible UV light. Blue light is considered “high-energy visible light” (HEV). Its wavelength is much shorter when compared to colors closer to the red side of the spectrum, and hits our eyes at a higher frequency. Blue light controls our sleep and wake cycles (circadian rhythm), and memory. When we expose ourselves to excessive amounts of blue light produced by digital screens, we expose our eyes to something unnatural and harmful. Blue light is known to cause eye strain, fatigue, headaches, and disruptions in your body’s sleep cycle. Blue light computer glasses protect your eyes from blue light, and all the symptoms that go along with it.
For more information on lens coatings and blue light, please schedule an appointment with our licensed opticians.