Skip to main content

Computer Glasses

Computer  glasses are specially made eyeglasses that are completely different, in a number of key ways, from regular eyeglasses and reading glasses. These differences make computer glasses an indispensable part of maintaining both your short term visual comfort and long term visual health in today's world of ever increasing dependence on our electronic devices for both work and entertainment purposes.

shutterstock 139667620Computer screens are generally positioned in what is considered your “intermediate” zone of vision, which is roughly 20-26 inches from your eyes. Traditional eyeglasses and bifocals are designed to help with close and distance vision, but are not meant to make intermediate viewing of the type required by computer work comfortable. This often leads to blurred vision, eyestrain and headaches after extended computer use. Even trifocals and progressive lenses, which do have areas for intermediate viewing, do not have a large enough intermediate area to make extended computer viewing comfortable. This causes those with trifocals or progressive lenses to bend their necks and backs into less comfortable positions to keep the computer screen in the intermediate area of their lenses, adding neck and back pain to the already bothersome list of symptoms.

By contrast, computer glasses are made specifically to help your eyes focus at this intermediate range, making computer viewing over an extended period of time more comfortable.

shutterstock 11514280Another thing that makes computer viewing uncomfortable, and even potentially sight-threatening in the long run is something called “blue light,” which has been known to cause eyestrain, headaches and fatigue. Recent studies also point to growing evidence that blue light exposure has the potential to increase a person's risk of macular degeneration over time.

Often computer glasses are equipped with special coatings that help cut down on the amount of blue light that reaches your eyes. This makes extended computer use more comfortable and reduces the risk of developing macular degeneration in the future.

 


We are open and seeing patients!

Our office hours will return to normal,
but our operations will be very different from in the past.

For the safety of our patients and our employees, we are:

For the safety of our patients and our employees, we ask you to:

  • Reschedule if you are feeling ill. We will not be able to see you if you have had fever, upper respiratory issues, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of sense of taste or smell within the last 2 weeks. We will also not be able to see you if you have been in close contact with anyone who has had the previous symptoms or has been known to have COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks. We also ask you to reschedule if you have traveled via airplane, bus or train in the past 2 weeks.
  • Call us from your car upon arrival to our office.
    If you are picking up eyewear, we will bring it to you curbside.
    If you are coming for an appointment or eyewear purchase or repair, we will come to your car to screen your temperature and escort you inside the office.
  • Come alone to your visit. One guardian and/or caretaker is allowed with you inside the office as needed.
  • Bring your own mask and wear it the entire time you are in the office
  • Wash your hands immediately upon entering our office
  • Welcome to Texas State Optical Cypress

    Make an Appointment with:

    Welcome to Texas State Optical Cypress

     
    Appointment Form

    Call (281) 758-0008 ▸

    Take Me There

    Welcome to Texas State Optical Cypress

    Make an Appointment with:

    Welcome to Texas State Optical Cypress

    Make an Appointment with:

    Our Location

    26321 Northwest Fwy, #500
    Cypress, TX 77429