Readers + Magnification
Our computer glasses all come standard with both blue light filtering lenses and a premium anti-glare coat (AR coat). However, we also offer a slight bit of magnification (+0.25). This is the lowest amount of magnification possible and is used to ease eye strain. Essentially, our eyes are at rest when we’re staring 20 feet away. However, since we now spend the majority of our time 20 inches away from our screens, our eye (specifically the ciliary muscle) has to work extra hard to adjust. Adding a slight bit of magnification can help reduce stress.
It’s important to note that this magnification is not for everyone. Many people are not solely glued to their computer screen: they’re looking up at a whiteboard, talking to a coworker or boss, or looking back and forth from a notepad to their screen. Before you get the optional magnification, think about how you use your screen to figure if it’s right for you. If it’s not, sometimes magnification can have a disorienting, dizzying effect.
In addition to our non-prescription lenses, we also offer reading glasses that are available in +1, +1.5, +2, and +2.5. If you can’t find your exact prescription (i.e. +1.75), it’s okay to jump up one quarter diopter to a +2 lens.