Reading glasses for computer work
Reading glasses have never been more prevalent at any other point in human history than they are right now. I think that’s probably a fair assessment. You don’t find caveman skeletons in neolithic burial mounds clutching a pair of spectacles.
They’ve become a bit of a ‘thing’ over the last few hundred years, and it looks like they’re here to stay (yeah that’s right, laser eye surgery – I said it).
Despite surgeries and contacts, or even the good old fashioned ‘screw my face into a horrible squint’, glasses aren’t going anywhere.
You know what else seems to be pretty big these days? Computers. I know, right? Who would have called it?
And I mean ‘big’ in a figurative sense, because they’ve literally never been smaller than they are now (apart from in phones – is it just my imagination or are they getting big again?).
As society becomes more technological with every passing nanosecond, screens become more ingratiated into our everyday lives. People have screens on their watches now. Retired pensioners are navigating touch screens on coffee machines in their kitchen, which may well have ‘smart lights’ you can turn on and off with, you got it, a screen…
The downside to screens is well known though. It’s been parroted at small children by generations of parents – and these children inevitably grow up to spout the same at their own children: ‘it’s bad for your eyes’.
We all heard that. What we may not have heard is that the evidence for this is actually pretty slim…
But while there’s little evidence to suggest computer screens do lasting damage to your eyes, we all know the feeling of having strained your eyes short term by blazing a laptop shine straight into your unblinking eyes.
And as our ancestors discovered reading glasses could help them read books (those things we had before kindles and Ipads) we’ve discovered a good pair of reading glasses can help you keep your eyes comfortable on a computer. It’s kind of like evolution, really, isn’t it? Out with the hunter/gatherer, in with the ‘Siri, call Mum. Call Mum. No, Mum. Siri, call… oh forget it’.
Will reading glasses help me with the computer?
When you’re forcing your eyes to do something they don’t naturally do (like binge watching Game of Thrones in a single sitting) then they’ll start to complain a bit. They can feel tight and sore, and feel like they’re chastising you for trying to keep up with the Targaryens.
Unfortunately those of us stuck in an office cubicle with our noses to a screen also know the pain; and we can’t simply choose to turn off the screen.
This is where reading glasses can really make a difference to your day (or day, night, day, night, day if you’re bingeing on Netflix).
Reading glasses will focus your eyes and provide them with a little bit of protection against those harmful laptop rays your parents said would make you blind.
Reading glasses for computer eye strain
Eye strain is your number one issue when you’re nose-down in a screen all day.
As much as we enjoy the benefits brought to us by our backlit overlords, our eyes really don’t appreciate the constant bombardment.
If you start to feel like your eyes are becoming strained, then that’s your body asking you very nicely to stop. There’s no cure other than to let them rest.
But prevention is better than a cure, right? And reading glasses are a great way to prevent eye strain ever happening in the first place.
Blue light blocking coating
There is some evidence to suggest that blocking out blue light can help your brain establish a more healthy sleep pattern, as well as generally elevating your mood somewhat.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t exactly a scientific consensus… after all, it is just light.
But all the same, reading glasses manufacturers have jumped on the possibility of reading glasses which filter out blue light, purporting to provide the benefits mentioned above.
It is worth keeping in mind that with these new benefits comes an elevated price tag, so you might want to think long and hard about just how much those blue light rays are really impeding your life. If you figure you’ve managed alright so far, then you’ll probably be ok.
All the same, it’s a new area of development and something worth keeping an eye on – you never know, maybe we’ll all be wearing blue light blockers in the future, and our descendents will make fun of our ignorance. ‘People in the 21st Century’, they might say, ‘exposed their eyes to blue light on a daily basis! Can you imagine such stupidity?’ they might ask.
Anti glare computer reading glasses
Have you ever been driving up a hill, and just as you reach the summit it’s as if the might of God himself has been revealed right into your retinas? Like the Sun has chosen you specifically to be blinded for some perceived slight?
It’s a real nuisance.
Sometimes you’ll be out for a nice walk, you’ll walk down by the beach and look out to sea – only for the light to bounce off the sea as if it were a laser beam, and burn into your corneas and straight out the back of your head.
That’s not fun either.
But the real terror is that you’re not even safe in your own home! Your screens are out to get you just like the sea and the sun. They’re all in on it together.
Luckily many brands of reading glasses come fully equipped with anti glare functionality, giving you the means to fight back.
No more will the startling white background of YouTube blind you while you’re surfing the web at 3am. You can get reading glasses which will help to provide a defense against the glare.
Some of these reading glasses are listed below. You might even fancy a pair of blue light blocking reading glasses, if you’re the adventurous sort.
1.MEETSUN Blue Light Blocking Glasses, Anti Eye Strain Headache (Sleep Better),Computer Reading Glasses UV400 Transparent Lens
These blue light blocking reading glasses are at an affordable price, and their distinct designs ensure you’ll never mix them up with anyone else’s glasses. It happens.
These anti glare reading glasses are slim and compact, aimed less at the fun loving crowd and more towards the professional.
This five pack of reading glasses is available at a generous price, and their smart design ensures they’ll not be out of place in any occasion.
These blue light blocking reading glasses are available in various sizes, and the easy to remove lenses mean you can slot your prescription lenses straight in. No fuss, no hassle.
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