Are Reading Glasses and Computer Glasses the Same?
Short answer: No. Computer glasses differ from regular reading glasses in several important ways.
Reading glasses, or prescription glasses, improve the user's ability to read something up close, such as a book or a computer screen. These glasses have lenses with a predetermined magnification strength and are used to assist with up-close reading or viewing. Typically, reading glasses are worn by individuals who experience a natural, age-related decline in near vision.
Computer glasses, or blue light glasses, are eyeglasses specifically designed for viewing computers, tablets, smartphones or other digital devices — typically everything emitting blue light. These glasses relieve stress from computer use that can cause eye strain. At Christopher Cloos, we offer premium-quality blue light glasses that filter out 100% of the damaging light coming from screens at up to 400 nanometers.