Your eyes get quite a workout looking at a computer screen all day. Continued use with other digital devices just adds to your discomfort. Reading glasses specific to your computer use will relieve your computer eyestrain.

You Can Reduce Your Computer Eyestrain

Most of the symptoms of computer eyestrain can be relieved by making adjustments to your computer environment, modifying your digital device use, and using computer reading glasses with premium quality optical lenses and anti-glare coatings in the correct lens strength for your specific computer reading distance.

How Are Computer Reading Glasses Different From Reading Glasses?

Computer reading glasses are reading glasses whose lens strength is determined by the distance you view your computer screen and are used specifically for reading at that distance. Traditionally, the lens strength in reading glasses was measured based on book reading distance which is usually 14-16 inches. Computer reading, which is usually around 18 inches, may be at many different distances depending on how far you look at your computer screen. So it's important to determine your reading distance - from your eyes to the monitor- to be able to choose the correct lens strength that will relieve your computer eye strain.

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All day digital device use puts strain on the eyes muscles. Computer readers just helps relax those muscles.

Wearing high quality anti-glare optical lenses with the correct computer reading lens power is essential to reading clearly, comfortably and reducing computer eyestrain.

Tips For Reducing Computer Eye Strain


Use proper lighting to reduce glare

Locate your computer screen so as to avoid glare from windows or overhead lighting. Direct your screen away from any glare inducing light source- even windows.

Take breaks

Blinking moistens your eyes and prevents dryness and irritation. Change your focus to relax your eyes muscles - after 20 minutes of computer use, change your focus to something at least 20 feet away for approximately 20 seconds- set an alarm on your phone or computer to remind you.

Get reading glasses specifically for computer use

Get an eye exam. Uncorrected vision problems or an incorrect prescription can contribute to digital eye strain.

Manage blue light sources

Limit computer use, adjust cell phone brightness and disconnect at least one hour before bedtime. Switch to the night shift mode on your phone display to reduce stimulating blue light default cell phone settings.

Adjust your computer settings

Adjust brightness and contrast settings until you find what’s easiest on your eyes. Increase font size and use boldface font. Black font on a white background is best.

Adjust the position of your computer monitor

Station your monitor so that it is approximately 18 to 28 inches away from your eyes. Also, adjust your computer screen so that it is 4-6 inches below eye level.


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