What are the best glasses for computer use?

Spending a lot of time in front of your computer? A good pair of glasses can really make all the difference when it comes to your eyesight. Even if you don’t need a prescription for your vision, there are certain lenses that can help to protect your eyes from the effects of screens.

Here’s what to look out for when choosing the best glasses to wear for computer screens.

Reasons why you might need computer glasses

You’re suffering from eye strain

If you’ve been experiencing dry, itchy or sore eyes, accompanied by headaches or increased sensitivity to light, you could be suffering from computer-induced eye strain. Sitting at a computer for long periods of time can play havoc with your eyes, but thankfully, computer glasses can help.

You’re getting a poor night’s sleep 

Blue light emitted from computers and other digital devices can significantly affect the quality of your sleep. If you’re suffering from a bad night’s sleep, you may want to reduce your blue light exposure – particularly before bed.

You’re worried about the effects of blue light

Even if you’re not experiencing any physical symptoms, it’s ok to be concerned about the effects of blue light on your health. If you’re worried at all about the amount of time you spend in front of a computer or other digital devices, computer glasses (also known as screen glasses or blue light glasses) are a great place to start.

What to look for when buying computer glasses

Look out for the following when searching for the best glasses for computer use.

  • Blue light lenses. These are specifically designed to block blue light from entering your eyes via the cornea. You can read more about the science behind blue light lenses on our blog.

  • Anti-glare lens coating. These lenses can also prevent glare on your glasses when working at a computer, reducing the chances of any further eye strain problems.

  • Prescription lenses (if required). If you need a glasses prescription to aid your vision, make sure this is included with your computer glasses.

At Arlo Wolf, our blue-light-blocking lenses are named Digital Media Lenses – and they can be added to any of our frames for just £25 (including your prescription). They also feature an anti-glare coating for complete protection from digital devices.

What are the best non-prescription glasses for computer use?

You don’t need to have a prescription to protect your eyes from harmful blue light. Although they include prescription lenses as standard, all of our blue light glasses can be fitted with non-prescription computer lenses if required.

Explore our range of computer glasses for women and men

All of our glasses for women and glasses for men can be fitted with blue-light-blocking lenses. Browse our wide range of styles and simply select the ‘Digital Media Lenses’ upgrade option before checkout.

If you’re not in the market for new frames, we also offer a glasses reglazing service in which we can provide new lenses for your existing frames.

Try before you buy

We also offer a free home try-on glasses service so you can try our frames on from the comfort of your own home. Once you’ve found a pair you like, send them back using the pre-paid postage label and place a separate order whenever you’re ready to. 

We’ll then fit your new glasses with prescription blue light lenses. If you have any questions about our glasses or lenses, please get in touch or find us on Instagram.

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