Computer Glasses

Computer Glasses from Urban Optiques

Reduce eyestrain, head-aches and improve your productivity with a pair of prescription computer glasses from Urban Optiques.

Computer glasses are like reading glasses for people who spend large-amounts of time in front of a computer.  Most computer glass wearers don't require normal reading glasses because their near vision is perfectly fine.  However, they may experience blurred vision, headaches or other symptoms after spending long periods of time in front of a computer monitor. This is known as "Computer Vision Syndrome" and it's caused by the unique visual demands that computer monitors place on the eyes.

For people under 40, blurry vision after long bouts of work at a computer is usually due to the inability of the eyes to remain focused after sustained periods of time at a computer monitor.  This can be especially apparent when you shift your focus away from the computer monitor to the keyboard or your desk. This is known as "lag of accommodation" and it's often associated with Computer Vision Syndrome.

The good news is that a pair of custom fitted computer glasses can often bring relief from CVS.  Computer glasses are special-purpose glasses with a prescription that is tweaked to reduce eye strain and fatigue, and help you focus better while at the computer.  Even better, computer glass lenses can be placed in nearly all of our fashion eyeglass frames, so you never have to exchange style for utility.

Why Computer Glasses?

Computer Monitor and Eye Strain

A study by the Ball State University Center for Media Design found Americans spend more than eight hours a day in front of some type of screen -- whether that's a computer monitor, television or mobile phone screen.  Of that time, an average of 142 minutes (about 2.5 hours) was spent in front of a computer screen, and this can be significantly higher for professionals who work in an office environment or are in the information technology field (i.e. computer programmers or web developers.)

Because reading on a computer monitor is visually different from reading the pages of a book -- and because computer work requires frequent shifting of focus -- long periods of time at a computer can leave you with headaches, blurry vision, and eye fatigue/strain. A pair of custom-fitted computer glasses can help you accomodate for the unique visual demands of working at a computer and reduce or eliminate the sympoms of Computer Vision Syndrome.

Signs that You May Need Computer Glasses

Blurry Vision from Computer

Blurry Vision
Blurry vision, especially when switching between the computer and other objects is a major symptom of Computer Vision Syndrome

Headache from Computer

Headaches often accompany CVS, and can reduce your ability to concentrate

Eye Strain and Eye Fatigue from Computer

Eye Strain or Eye Fatigue
Do your eyes feel "tired" or "worn out" after long bouts on the computer? Computer glasses may be able to help

I Already Wear Glasses, Why Would I Need Computer Glasses?

Woman with Computer Glasses

If you already wear glasses for either near-sightedness or far-sightedness, you still can benefit from computer glasses.

The prescriptions in computer glasses are different from those that you have in your regular day-to-day eyewear and are specially-adjusted to optimize your vision while at a computer. Most computers are positioned  20-26 inches from the user's eyes. This is considere the intermediate zone of vision, it's closer than distance vision but further away than reading distance. Most prescription lenses do not correct for the intermediate zone.  Even bi-focals or progressive lenses fall short in this zone.

So regardless of your age or regular eyeglass prescription, your current prescription is probably failing you in the intermediate zone of vision -- which is wear you spend the majority of your time when working at the computer.

Keeping a pair of computer glasses nearby can help you avoid eye strain, headaches and blurry vision and improve your overall productivity at work or at home while using a computer.

About Urban Optiques

Urban Optiques provides vision care, eye exams & exclusive designer eyewear to Northville, Plymouth, Novi, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Farmington, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, & Metro-Detroit.

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Northville Square Mall
133 W. Main St. - Suite 243
Northville, MI - 48167

Tel: 248.347.9090 Fax: 248.773.7528