Do your eyes feel tired, dry, and irritated after a long day at work in front of the computer?
Do you find yourself staring and squinting at your computer screen struggling to focus?
Wearing computer glasses can help you relieve these symptoms and protect your eyes from further damage.
Whether you are looking for glasses to use on your computer, or binging on your favourite series at night, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the best computer glasses that will give you premium protection for your eyes.
In this article we’ve listed our best daytime and night-time glasses for looking at computer screens to prevent symptoms like eye strain, blurry vision, dry eye, macular degeneration, cataracts, among other health issues.
Here’s what you need to know about when and why you should wear computer glasses.
Why should you wear eye protection glasses?
Wearing glasses to correct eye vision problems is quite common. However, it’s not enough to protect your eyes from harmful blue light exposure. Even if you don’t have vision problems, wearing glasses for computer screens is beneficial for your overall health.
Computer glasses with blue light blocking are different from regular glasses. They are specifically designed to protect your eyes from symptoms associated with prolonged screen time and harmful blue light exposure. Blue light from electronics is related to problems like:
- dry eye
- blurry vision
- macular degeneration
- sleep issues
- headaches & migraines
Eye protection glasses for laptop and computer screens have an anti-reflective coating to reduce the glare reflected off the screen. Let’s have a look at the benefits of wearing computer glasses with blue light blocking:
- reduction of damaging blue light
- relieve eye strain
- healthy vision
- reduce glare
- relieve headaches
- improved productivity
- improved sleep quality
- lowering stress hormone levels
We’ve established why you should wear glasses for computer work. Now let’s explore when you should wear glasses to protect your eyes from computer screens.
When to wear computer glasses to protect your eyes
In our modern society, you can find digital devices like computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones all around. So you might be asking when is the best time to wear eye protection glasses?
Working on your computer or laptop for long hours
Most of us spend long hours looking at computer screens which can be damaging for our eyes. On average, people spend at least eight hours a day looking at computer screens.
Being exposed to blue light emitted from the screens for such a long time can lead to undesirable symptoms, including dry eyes and headaches. Wearing eye protection glasses while you are working is ideal to protect your eyes from blue light exposure and to prevent the associated symptoms.
Smartphones, tablets & watching TV
Besides the eight hours at work looking at computer screens, you also have to take into consideration the amount of time you spend using other electronic devices. Looking at smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and watching TV also affects your eyes as all these electronics emit blue light.
Blue light exposure during night-time suppresses melatonin levels by the pineal gland in our brain and shortens the body's internal representation of night duration. So, chronically exposing yourself to blue light in the evening disrupts melatonin production and impacts your sleep quality.
Computer glasses with blue light blocking are recommended when using electronics. They can reduce the undesired symptoms of blue light and improve your quality of sleep especially if you use these electronics before going to sleep.
Glasses for computer work not only protect you from laptop screens and smartphones, but they’re also useful to block blue light emitted from other electronics at home. LED light bulbs and sunlight also emit blue light.
High-energy light from the sun can increase your risk of eye health related issues. So blue light blocking glasses can be worn anytime at home to keep your eyes healthy and reduce digital eye strain.
Best glasses for looking at computer screens
As we can see, eye protection glasses are quite handy. They are not only good to protect your eyes from the computer, but also to ensure that you maintain good overall health. Let’s have a look at our best glasses for looking at computer screens:
Our Screentime Computer Glasses and Daymax Glasses are specifically designed for people who spend most of their time indoors under artificial light and in front of digital screens. Both of these blue light computer glasses drastically reduce exposure to blue light and can be used as gaming glasses.
- Screentime Computer Glasses (clear lens)
Our ScreenTime Computer Glasses are specifically designed to permit good light for productivity, positive mood and optimal health, whilst filtering harmful blue light. These glasses are ideal if you spend long hours staring at your computer screen at work. The ScreenTime glasses are manufactured with a clear lens with no colour alteration, so they’re perfect for social and office environments during the day.
- Daymax Glasses (yellow lens)
The DayMax computer glasses provide maximum blue light blocking during daytime. They are ideal for gamers. The DayMax are also known as light sensitive glasses. If you suffer from migraines, eye strain and spend long hours staring at a screen, these glasses will help you relieve these symptoms.
Our range of night time glasses promote better sleep quality and help maintain good health by lowering stress hormones. When you are exposed to blue light during the evening, it suppresses melatonin secretion by the brain. This has a negative effect on sleep quality and your circadian rhythm. Our Sundown Glasses and Nightfall glasses are designed to block blue light from laptop screens, smartphones, tablets, LED lights and TVs for better sleep quality and a healthier lifestyle.
- Sundown Glasses (amber lens)
Our Sundown amber-tinted glasses offer the most effective way to protect you from blue light exposure at night. This range is designed and verified to block 100% of blue light. Using these glasses in the evening ensures eye protection and improves your quality of sleep. If you want computer glasses with blue light blocking but you prefer a lighter tint, Sundown Glasses (amber lens) are the perfect selection for you!
- Nightfall Glasses (red lens)
Our NightFall glasses are the most powerful range to protect your eyes from computer screens. They block 100% of blue light along with 100% of green light up to 550nm. If you have problems falling asleep, this range is ideal to maximise your sleep quality. The Nightfall Glasses are an optimal choice if you're looking for glasses to use on a computer especially for night-time.
If you already have glasses, you can also have a look at our Fitover & Clip-on Blue Light Glasses to protect your eyes and relieve digital eye strain.
Do computer glasses work?
If you were wondering whether you should wear glasses for computer work, the answer is definitely yes! Computer glasses protect your eyes from computer blue light which is harmful especially if you are exposed to it for long hours.
People who consistently operate electronic devices tend to develop computer vision syndrome. This results from spending long hours doing computer work without proper eye protection.
The best way to protect your eyes and relieve symptoms associated with extended computer use is by computer glasses with blue light blocking technology. Eye protection glasses not only protect your eyes and improve your sleep quality, but they also reduce pain in your back and neck by maintaining a good posture at your workstation.