You know how I mentioned in an earlier post that I could hardly wait for my Gunnar Optiks Computer glasses to arrive, well due to a super long delay owing to the fact the US merchant needed to the lengthly verification of billing information, I found a way cheaper alternative at www.eyefatigue.com This one I purchased arrived today and I’m quite pleased with it.
And why the urgency you may ask? Well it’s simply because the nature of my job requires that I stare at the computer screen for as long as seven hours on some days. For those of you in similar positions, well you know how just how tired and drained you can get as a result eh?
Here is a LINK to an extensive research done on CVS aka Computer Vision Syndrome. While it can be quite technical and a little dry, it is by far of one of the best I’ve found.
The design for this rimless pair of mine pales in comparison to the one I ordered earlier but hey it’s simplicity makes it super light and comfortable. More importantly it works like a charm!
The explanation as to why it works so well is extracted from their site….
These rimless frames have only a +.25 Diopter add power compared with over the counter reading glasses that start at about + 1.0 Diopter. The idea is not to add magnification (although a slightly enlarged image is presented) but to move your eye’s focal point closer without using your eye muscles for accommodation.
The anti-reflective coatings on these lenses is similar to what you see on the front of good quality binoculars. A greenish or purple reflection can be seen if you look at the computer glasses from the front. When worn you have a very, very light green tint that helps increase contrast on the monitor screen.
This rimless computer eyeglasses design was chosen to present a sleek and modern look while remaining strong and durable enough for office use. Since you do not normally wear glasses we feel that the lightest and most comfortable computer glasses possible are essential.
These computer reading glasses for normal vision are made to the same high standard as normal optical glasses. The lenses not only have an anti-reflective coating but also have aspheric lenses. The use of aspheric lenses not only provides a thinner lens but also clearer peripheral vision and permits fitting to a wide range individuals without requiring different sizes of nose bridges. (Pupillary Distance)
Using of eyedrops to lubricate the eye and taking frequent breaks (every 15minutes) to look out at a distance and blink your eyes more frequently is probably going to give you as much relief as wearing computer reading glasses. However how many people will keep up with this routine?