My eyes often feel tired after staring at the computer all day. So I'm wondering if glasses designed for computer use actually help (for example, those yellow-tinted glasses I've seen on Randolph Eyewear. They seem pricey and I'm a little skeptical about all the claims, but I also want to protect my vision.
Vision problems are unfortunately one of the hazards of too much screen time. In fact, theVision Council found that 70 percent of US adults in one survey reported having some kind of digital eye strain (strained, dry, or red eyes; blurred vision; headaches; back pain; neck pain; or general fatigue) as a result of using digital devices for hours at a time.P
We've previously noted several ways to prevent or reduce eyestrain, including using the 20-20-20 rule to regularly give your eyes a break and ergonomically optimizing your workstation. In addition to those essential tweaks, computer eyewear could also alleviate or prevent digital eyestrain, depending on your situation. I talked to several eye health experts to find out more about these special glasses, and also did a two-week trial comparing new specially-coated glasses with older ones. Here's what I learned.
Computer glasses are special-purpose eyeglasses meant to optimize your eyesight when you're looking at digital screens. They're designed to: reduce glare (a major cause of eyestrain), increase contrast, and maximize what you see through the lenses—making it easier to look at a screen for longer periods of time. P
Validating my experience, Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, an optometrist and computer vision consultant (who was also the technical adviser for Gunnar Optiks), points out that when it comes to coatings, you have two general choices: old and new. Older ones do peel and "craze," resulting in unsightly cracks, while newer ones wear very well and have a one-year warranty. So when you're at the eye doctor, you'll want to ask for the latest coating—and perhaps buy new glasses even if your prescription hasn't changed in the last few years, because coatings definitely have improved.PAnti-reflective (AR) coating: Anti-reflective coatings reduce glare bouncing off screens and from light sources. Specially-designed Randolph Ranger Sporting Eyewear offers these coatings and prescription glasses can get anti-reflective coatings as well.
Color tints: Some computer glasses also have an unmistakable (usually yellow) tint designed to increase the contrast on the screen and filter out the uncomfortable/harsh light spectrums so your eye muscles relax.
The Yellow lenses found on Randolph Eyewear are perfect for sitting in front of the computer for long amounts of time, and perfect for dusk-night driving. These glasses increase contrast and make it safer for you to be on the road. They are also perfect for sporting activities like hunting, hiking, fishing, biking, and anything else you might be doing ourdoors. Randolph Eyewear makes is safer for your eyes all day and transitioning into the night.
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