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Is there a difference between normal glasses and computer glasses?

Is there a difference between normal glasses and computer glasses?

Focal lenfth: Computer glasses are helpful especially in the presbyopic age to provide intermediate focus for that task when the video screen and keyboard must be in simultaneous focus. Regular glasses (bifocals) give clear far and near vision but might not give a totally clear image at video screen distance. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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Would prescription computer glasses damage my perfect eyesight? How does anti glare help

Would prescription computer glasses damage my perfect eyesight? How does anti glare help

No and see below: Glasses do not change your eyes. Anti-reflective coatings help reduce the glare from the glasses themselves. They also make the glasses more "clear". ...Read more

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How to calculate the intermediate power for computer glasses from the near vision prescription?

How to calculate the intermediate power for computer glasses from the near vision prescription?

Usually one-half: Not too difficult. Take one-half of the add power (the near power) and add it to the basic power (e.g. -4.00 for basic and +1.25 for add equals -2.75 for the computer power). Slightly more complex if you have significant astigmatism, the final power in the above case for computer bifocals would be upper power = -2.75 and near power +1.25). ...Read more

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Saw on web about Gunnars Computer glasses.For long exposure to screens.the glass have +0.2 power. but i have no vision problems.Are they safe?

Saw on web about Gunnars Computer glasses.For long exposure to screens.the glass have +0.2 power. but i have no vision problems.Are they safe?

No need: Just make sure to blink frequently and look away for a brief time or give yourself short breaks. We tend to stare at the monitor and forget to blink. Blinking stimulate tear production otherwise you will dry up. When we look up close we contract our eye muscles which after a while it will cause eye strain. You need to look away to relax muscles. People over 40 May need computer glasses ...Read more

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Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Can computer glasses really reduce eye strain?

Yes, yes, yes!: To use a computer monitor, you need the ability to accommodate or focus up close. Presbyopia is common and can be completely alleviated by use of glasses. Plus, lens tiniting can be used to reduce glare and improve contrast. See you ophthalmologist for a full evaluation and refraction. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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How soon after lasik should I get computer glasses? I know the prescription can change. Now that the myopia is gone my right eye feels strained.

How soon after lasik should I get computer glasses? I know the prescription can change. Now that the myopia is gone my right eye feels strained.

Within 1 week: Assuming your lasik surgery went well, you can go out and get computer glasses. If you are concerned your prescription might still change, get a temporary pair of over-the-counter glasses to start you off. ...Read more

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