Computer Glasses For Men 101: Everything You Need to Know
January 18, 2023 • 4:17 AM
As a modern man, there’s a good chance you spend much of your day online. Whether you’re working on a laptop at the office, reading a book on your tablet, or gaming through the night, your eyes are feeling some strain. And if you use a digital device just before you go to bed, your sleep is probably being affected too. Luckily, computer glasses for men can address all these issues.
Let’s examine how using digital devices can affect you and what you can do about it. We’ll also explore the benefits of computer glasses and suggest where you can get computer glasses for men that both protect your eyes and look great.
Why You May Need Computer Glasses For Men
When you use any device for an extended period, you may experience one or more of these problems:
Problem 1: Your Eyes Start to Feel Uncomfortable
Your eyes might feel very tired and dry. You may even develop blurred vision (where before it was perfectly fine) or find yourself with a headache. This is known as digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome (CVS).
Digital eye strain is caused by a combination of prolonged exposure to the glare of the computer screen plus the effort of focusing for too long on one thing. Studies also show that when you’re using a digital device, you blink less than usual, which doesn’t help.
Invest in an anti-glare screen or matte screen filter from Amazon or your local computer store to reduce the glare.
Remind yourself to blink regularly to keep your eyes moist.
Take regular breaks to get up and change your scenery.
Try a 20x20x20 system: Look up from your digital screen every 20 minutes and focus on something at least 20 feet away for about 20 seconds.
Problem 2: You Struggle to Read What’s on the Screen
If things look a little (or a lot) blurry, you may need prescription glasses. However, there’s a good chance that neither reading glasses nor distance glasses will be much help. That’s because most people view their computer screen from about 20 to 26 inches away — which is the middle distance. Computer eyeglasses help you to see clearly in that intermediate space.
If you’re struggling with near and middle distance vision, a pair of anti-eye strain computer reading glasses may be the best option to help with both. Computer reading glasses are usually bifocals — or their latest evolution, progressive lenses — with the bottom part designed for reading close-up and the top part with magnification for computer work in the middle distance.
Solution: Visit your optometrist for an eye test. They will give you the prescription you need for computer reading glasses.
Problem 3: You Struggle to Sleep Well After Using a Digital Device Late at Night
The electromagnetic spectrum is made up of many different wavelengths, from gamma rays to radio waves. Visible light makes up a very small portion of this spectrum, and blue light is part of that visible portion.
Blue light comes from many different sources — including the sun and digital devices — and while it’s often labeled as “harmful blue light,” it can be good for us. It helps us stay alert, and improves our mood, cognitive function, and memory.
The problem comes in when you get too much of it too close to bedtime. Those energizing effects of blue light come with the suppression of melatonin production.
Your brain naturally produces melatonin as it starts to get darker, relaxing you in preparation for sleep. If you're exposed to blue light at night, it can disrupt this sleep cycle, making it difficult to get to sleep and then stay asleep.
Solution: Get computer eyeglasses with blue light protection Also consider other ways to improve your sleep routine. Simple changes like choosing tea instead of coffee in the afternoon, eating dinner a bit earlier, or having a warm shower to relax your muscles before bed can make a big difference.
How Blue-Light Blocking Glasses Can Help You
Blue-light blocker glasses (or screen glasses) filter out a certain percentage of blue light from digital devices. This type of computer glasses for men may have clear lenses or lenses with a yellow tint, depending on how they’re manufactured. A tint works especially well for anti-blue-ray computer gaming glasses as it helps to cut the glare dramatically.
Blue light filters can be added to non-prescription or prescription glasses, whether they’re single-vision or multifocal.
Where to Get Your Computer Eyewear
A great place to start looking for your computer glasses for men is Pair Eyewear. Pair lenses are made from impact-resistant polycarbonate, while the frames are crafted from hard-wearing cellulose acetate. With strong spring hinges, you have a pair of glasses that can take some wear and tear. As a bonus, they have an anti-reflective coating to cut the glare from your screen, and they provide UV protection to keep your eyes safer while you're outside.
Use our Virtual Try-On feature to choose the Base Frame that suits you best, then add a Top Frame that lets you express your personality. We cater to a wide range of prescriptions, and you can add anti-blue light filters to your transparent lenses during the checkout process. Also, remember to add any coupon codes during checkout.
Styles of Men's Blue-Light Blocking Glasses
Many modern styles of glasses are now unisex and suitable for men/women, so you don’t need to worry too much about finding computer eyewear specifically for men. Instead, focus on finding a style of computer glasses for men that suits your face shape.
For example, round glasses suit more angular faces. Try one of these best-sellers:
Round or oval faces are better complemented by rectangular glasses like these:
Computer Glasses for Men Help You See Clearly and Sleep Better
If you spend a lot of time online at work or during your downtime, you might suffer from digital eye strain or need prescription glasses to help you see your screen clearly. Or you may struggle to fall and stay asleep because the blue light emitted by computer screens interferes with your sleep cycle.
Computer glasses for men effectively solve these problems and give you access to many more hours online. Get your prescription or non-prescription computer glasses with blue light filters from Pair Eyewear today. You’ll save your eyes — and your sleep — so you can focus clearly when it really matters.