Today most of us work at a desk with our computer monitor positioned about 24" to 30" away from our eyes, about an arm’s length.  This is your middle-distance zone or intermediate focal distance.  If you wear Rx Progressive lenses or Reading Glasses, you know that most vision correction is focused on helping you to see clearly in the distance (greater than 6 feet) and/or helping you to see clearly up close (within 12"-18" for reading a book or your phone). 

But have you ever suffered from eye strain, headaches, and neck / shoulder / back fatigue caused by squinting or leaning forward or backward in your chair to try to focus clearly on your computer screen which is too far away to be in focus with your reading glasses ... and is too close to be in focus when looking through your lenses designed for you to see clearly in the distance?  If you wear progressive lenses - also known as "no-line bifocals" that help you see clearly in the distance through the top part of the lens and blend to your reading magnification on the bottom part of the lens - you may find the intermediate zone between your distance vision correction and your reading magnification is too small to comfortably view your computer monitor for long periods of time.

While wearing Rx Progressive lenses, you may find yourself constantly tilting your head up or down to find the small "sweet spot" of your intermediate zone, or you may find yourself leaning forward or backward to view your monitor through either the top or the bottom part of your progressive lenses.  And this can be a pain-in-the-neck (literally!).  

Prescription computer glasses can significantly reduce eye strain, prevent headaches and reduce neck / shoulder back fatigue while working on your computer screen because prescription computer lenses are designed to help you focus on your intermediate zone - about 24"-30" from your eyes, where your computer screen is positioned.  For Rx Progressive lens wearers, you can choose to get prescription computer lenses in either Single Vision Rx or Progressive Rx lenses:

  • Single Vision Rx Computer eyeglasses are designed so that the entire lens provides a clear view of your computer screen.  These specialized prescription eyeglasses will deliver the most comfortable view of your computer screen because the whole lens is dedicated to delivering clear vision for your intermediate zone. 
  • Progressive Rx Computer eyeglasses are designed to provide a hybrid solution with a clear view of your computer screen through the top part of your lens and progressively blending to your reading magnification power on the bottom of your lens so you can glance down and comfortably focus on any near-vision task such as reading your phone or documents on your desk.  By using the top part of your lens for your intermediate zone, Rx Progressive lenses use the largest part of the lens to give you the most comfortable view for your computer screen.

Eye care professionals have long understood the value of Rx Computer Glasses.  We recommend visiting your eye care professional for regular vision tests and overall eye health check-ups.  Measure the distance between your monitor and your eyes, write it down and take it to your next vision check and ask your eye care professional for your Rx script specifically for computer glasses to help you focus clearly and comfortably on your computer screen. 

Keep your computer glasses on your desk at work and notice how your eyes can focus more clearly without the strain in your neck and shoulders.  

For added comfort, our L&F prescription computer glasses are made with prescription lenses that have Anti-Blue Light treatment - the blue light blocking filters are embedded within the lens material - so our L&F prescription computer glasses effectively reduce the amount of blue light absorbed by your eyes and minimize symptoms of digital eye strain caused by long-term viewing of digital devices.

Glasses done right can change your world.  Computer glasses done right can change how you view your work!



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