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Computer Glasses vs. Reading Glasses

Find out which ones are the best option for you and your lifestyle!

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.

Computer Glasses and Readers: Which One Do You Need?

Using the wrong pair of glasses for your situation can actually worsen the eye strain you are experiencing. To keep it simple, we distinguish between two different scenarios that can help you determine what your needs are.

1) Use computer glasses when using a digital screen that is approximately 24 inches away from your eyes. You may choose to use computer glasses that have blue-light filtering.

2) Use reading glasses when reading books or printed documents, which are usually held much closer, about 15 inches. You won’t need the blue light filtering if this is how you read.

The Ideal Option: Computer and Reading Lenses in One!

If you already know that you need reading glasses, we wouldn't doubt a second about adding blue light filtering lenses for the ultimate 2-in-1 frame.

In today's day and age, our daily use of digital devices is increasingly getting heavy. The scary thing is that we don't know the long-term negative effects this might have on our vision, and that's why protecting your eyes against harmful screen light is a no-brainer.

To add blue light protection to your Christopher Cloos prescription glasses, simply click 'Select lenses and purchase', and add the option 'Clear Lenses Blue-Light-Blocking' in the checkout flow.

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