What is Computer Glasses? Can It Prevent Eye Strain?

what is computer glasses

Are you also asking, what is computer glasses? Do you wonder if it is effective? Are you suffering from eye strain and you want to relieve the pain. Are you curios if it will help you in your problem? Here are some of the facts that you need to know about computer glasses.

Computer eye strain is a continually rising problem in the present time. It is because most of our work are already dependent to technology. With these everyday exposure to the computer screen, computer glasses is said be one of the best way to prevent the problem from developing.


What is Computer Glasses?

Computer glasses is different from regular glasses because it is primarily made to help lessen the effects of too much exposure to the computer. Actually, it is not only for computers, but also for tablet, cell phone, and even television.

Basically, the coating in the glasses acts as anti-reflective screen that helps reduce the glare and light coming from the device. But this colored tint, is not that different in the lighting of the surrounding thus will not make your vision unusual.

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How Does Computer Glasses Work?

To explain a little bit more on how computer glasses works, here are some of its features.

1. The lenses of this glasses are flat and have no side effects on eye-sight. This is because of the vacuum like properties that blocks radiation waves.

2. It contains radiation resistance that lessens the absorption of this harmful energy thus eliminates the potential symptoms of eye strain, head ache or even eye dryness.

3. Computer glasses are especially designed for those who frequently use computers or any devices with digital screens. According to recent studies, it effectively prevents harmful light to go into your eyes. This will lessen or later on prevent damages to your vision.


Types of Computer Glasses

Basically, there are two major types of computer glasses based on your needs and vision acuity. There is the typical computer glasses and the clip-on glasses.

By the way, I will also give you some of the best options that you can have for each specific type of computer glasses.


Typical Computer Glasses

If you have little or no vision problem, then the typical computer glasses can be a good choice. Basically, it is just a normal eye glasses but the lenses have a special tinting on them. This tint may be transparent or colored.

Under the typical computer glasses, it can also be sub divided into three categories based on their usage.

1. Day to Day Computer Glasses

This eyewear is suitable for your daily usage. Whether it is for your office or at home, this can help you relieve the eye strain due to long hours of computer usage. It can also be used when using tablet, laptop, television or even when using your mobile phone.

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  • Gamma Ray Optics which is the manufacturer of this glasses claims that it is great for minimizing visual problems and discomfort that most people experience after long periods of time of web surfing or working in front of the computer.
  • It is designed for long term use and increased durability.
  • The lenses used in Gamma Ray 003 is amber tinted.


2. Gaming Computer Glasses

This one is specially designed for gaming purposes. What separates it from other computer glasses is that they are completely headgear compatible. So you can use your headsets or earphones while using it.

The lenses are also designed in such a way that you can stay for longer hours while playing in front of the computer, xbox, or playstation.

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  • The manufacturer has taken all our needs into considerations, the slim ends of the frame also provide full support for your favorite headphones.
  • The lens is designed with the amber tint and other coatings that prevent high-energy and Ultra Violet glares from reaching the eyes.


3. Graphic Artist Computer Glasses

This type of glasses has clear tinted lenses. It is designed for those people who need to see the true color while facing their digital screens. It is most commonly used by graphic artist, architects and even graphic designers.

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  • The lens for the glasses is made from high-quality optic glass. They use modern technologies that help them in filtering the blue spectrum from the light and enhance the image quality for the eyes.
  • The lenses also assist in increasing your concentration by giving time to the eye muscles to relax.
  • In return, this gives a better productivity for most people who constantly use computers in their jobs.


Clip-on Glasses

The second major type of computer glasses is the clip-on computer glasses. Basically, this is specially made for those people who already have their own prescription glasses. You can just easily clip it in front of your glasses.

Although it may add some weight on your own eyewear, this will be very beneficial in terms of protecting your eyes while using your digital screens.

By the way, there are also computer glasses that are big enough that can also be placed in front of your own eyewear.


Helpful Tips on Your Computer Glasses

  • Know first if you have vision problems. Determine if you need the lenses to have magnifying properties.
  • Do you have your own prescription glasses? If yes, then you should have the clip-on glasses.
  • Consider if their is hard case and cleaning cloth included on your eyewear. This will ensure that your glasses will be protected and can last for a longer period of time.
  • If you have a tight budget, start with the cheaper ones. In this way, you will distinguish if it works for you or not.
  • Don’t use any other rough material on cleaning the lenses. It may wear off the tint that protects your eyes from harmful rays.
  • Allow some time for your eyes to get used to the lenses. For some people, it may be unusual at first but usually they just get used to it.

Where to Buy Computer Glasses?

There are two options on where to buy your computer glasses. You can have it from brick and mortar stores or in online stores.

The advantage for brick and mortar store is you can try it for yourself. But the downside is they only have limited choices.

On the other hand, for online stores, you have plenty of choices and you can be comfortable at your home while choosing the one you prefer. But then, you will not be able to try it on.

So, it still depends on your own preference on what way you should buy. Personally, I prefer buying online because it is more convenient.


Is Computer Glasses Effective?

It is undeniable that no one enjoys blurred vision, headache or eyestrain. And computer glasses is one of the best way to prevent these problems.

Some of the benefits that you can have are:

  • Reduced glare
  • Increased screen contrast
  • Longer period of time in front of the computer

Computer glasses promote clearer vision which in return reduces your risks of straining your back and neck.

On the other hand, let me remind you that this is not for everyone. If you don’t suffer from eye strain or you don’t experience any problem with your vision after using the computer, then it is not a must for you.

But you can still use it in order to prevent the symptoms that might occur.

If you are experiencing vision problems after staying for a long period of time in front of a digital screen then, computer glasses may be the answer to your problem.

Feel free to comment below all your personal concerns or experiences towards eye strain and how computer glasses have helped you.

Best Regards,

John Rico

By John Rico

Hi Everyone! I created this website to share my thoughts about the solutions to various eye problems that are caused by too much staring at digital screens. I also tackle about preventive measures to minimize the harmful effects of UV rays.


  1. Cool, I didn’t know they also made some for gamers too. I wear glasses on a daily basis so I would have to get some clip-ons though. Do you know which brick-and-mortar stores carry these? Would it be an electronics store like Best Buy or would I need to go to an eyeglass shop/doctor?

    1. Last time I checked there is in Walmart. I also saw some in best buy. Optical clinics may also offer them. But as what I have stated above, your choices will be limited and there is no enough choices.

  2. I spend a lot of time in front of the computer and wear prescription glasses too. My eyes usually easily gets tired and fatigued, so I have to take a few breaks. But even I have breaks, I still feel irritated. Do you recommend that I get myself computer glasses and what are the best computer glasses?

    1. It has been a year now since I recommend wearing computer glasses while using computers or any related digital devices. Actually, I should’ve used this eyewear long time ago but it is only a year ago that I discovered it. I am a cad drafter and I am working for 8 hours everyday in front of my computer. It brings an uneasy feeling into my eyes and I always feel irritated. Good thing that I knew about this computer glasses.

      If you are still suffering from eye strain, then it would do no harm if you give it a try. I suggest that you try the cheaper glasses first for you to have an understanding on how it can help your eyes.

      Personally, I like the J+S vision computer glasses. It gives a low color distortion on your lenses plus it is not that expensive.

  3. I think that I need these glasses because I spend more time writing or working on my laptop. So which one of these would be the best option for my situation.

    My vision gets blurry by the end of the day which is like after 8 hours of work right in front of the computer. Will it help overcome that?

    1. The first thing that you need to ask yourself is, do you have a vision problem or not. Do you also have your own prescription lenses that you use everyday? If not, then you can choose on any of the typical computer glasses. Since they have no magnifying properties, you can definitely take advantage of it.

      On the other hand, if you have already your own prescribed glasses, then you can choose the clip on computer glasses. This will enable you to use your own glasses and just put the computer glasses on top of it.

      And yes, this can definitely help you in minimizing the effects of digital screens to our eyes. Actually, I myself uses computer glasses because I work 8 hours a day as a cad drafter. It enabled me to prevent dry eyes, and even blurry vision after computer usage.

      Did I somehow answer your questions? Comment back if you have more concerns and I would be happy to share my knowledge with you.

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