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Computer Glasses: A Complete Guide

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Blue light computer glasses

Working in front of a digital screen for long hours can leave your eyes fatigued. Fortunately, computer glasses can help alleviate these symptoms and protect your eyes. This is because they are designed to filter out the harmful blue light emitted from digital devices.

When it comes to computer glasses, you have plenty of great options. Use this buying guide as a handy tool to find the best computer eyewear for your unique needs.

What’s the point of computer glasses?

Computer glasses, also known as blue light glasses, aid in reducing symptoms from overexposure to artificial blue light. These symptoms often include eye strain, headaches, and photosensitivity (i.e., sensitivity to light).

Are computer glasses worth it?

Yes! Many digital devices – including computer monitors, laptops, and smartphones – emit blue light. These emissions are relatively low, but prolonged exposure may lead to the symptoms detailed above.

Too much blue light also disrupts healthy sleep patterns, which is a major reason to avoid using digital devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Of course, Blue light blocking glasses can help, too!

Who can wear computer glasses?

Anyone can reap the benefits of computer glasses. However, adults who primarily work in front of digital screens stand to gain the most from them.

That said, even those who don’t wear prescription glasses should consider a pair. The blue light blocking coating found on computer glasses can be added to both prescription and non-prescription lenses.

Are they safe for kids?

Absolutely! These days, kids spend a large amount of time in front of screens for both school and free time. Kids also benefit from the blue light protection that computer glasses provide.

Due to the fact that children’s eyes are still developing well into their teenage years, computer glasses for kids are a great way to provide protection.

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Can I wear computer glasses all day?

You can! Beyond creating a more comfortable working environment by protecting your eyes, computer glasses can include your prescription and be worn all day long, even when you’re not viewing a screen.

Computer and blue light glasses will not harm or weaken your eyes in any way, so feel free to use them as your primary pair of eyeglasses.

How are computer glasses different from reading glasses?

Computer glasses and reading glasses accomplish similar things for people who need prescription lenses.

Above all, reading glasses help with presbyopia (difficulty seeing close objects). In fact, if you are experiencing symptoms such as headaches, eye fatigue, and sensitivity to light, these could be signs you need reading glasses.

Reading glasses can be combined with a blue light blocking coating and other lens coatings. This makes them an excellent option for computer glasses, too!

Of course, if you prefer reading books to screens, a traditional pair of reading glasses will work just fine.

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How do I find the right computer glasses?

Finding the right pair of computer glasses is just as important as finding a good pair of regular glasses. Here are a few considerations to help you choose the perfect pair every time:

  • Choose a frame material that is comfortable to wear for long periods of time, such as acetate frames.
  • Consider lightweight glasses if you don’t normally wear glasses or are new to computer glasses.
  • Choose large or oversized styles that have a wider field of view so you can easily see your monitors and workspace.

We’ve chosen a few of our most fashionable styles for men and women to get you started.

Men’s Computer Glasses: Top Picks

Women’s Computer Glasses: Top Picks

Where can I buy computer glasses?

Right here at Yesglasses, of course!

Whether you’re a prescription glasses wearer or just need protection from harmful blue light, you can find the right fit every time with our vast selection. We make it easy to select your favorite frames and pair them with blue light blocking lenses.

Jump right into our collection of blue light blocking glasses (link below) or start by finding your face shape to get the perfect frames for you.

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