I’ve seen a few wear those, the computer glasses. And honestly I have considered getting a pair myself. But I wasn’t sure if they actually work or if it just a gimmick. A pair is rather expensive, so I I was very curious. I recently read an article on LifeHacker about computer glasses
And decided to do some research as well and had a read through a couple of forums and studies. So there are a couple of studies, but most of them are small, and none of them are blind trials.
This basically means the result can indicate that there is a reason to pursue further studies but not enough to draw a conclusion. The studies I’ve read have supported that there is something to it. The real question remains, do you need ‘special’ glasses,- or will just ‘normal’ glasses with a tint and antiglare effect do- and maybe some slight magnifying effect in the +1 range? From what I read on forums it seems that those two things are the things that help,- but only if you have a problem in the first place.
Turns out that computer glasses probably do work. I’m going to get a pair to see if it helps with my neck problems and migraines + neck strain + extreme nausea and I will compare that to turning down the screen brightness, and use +1 glasses.
Do you use them, have you tried a pair, and did they work for you?
EDIT: Follow-up post: Stupid Question 150: RE Q141 is there any difference between modern prescription glasses and computer glasses? + I did an exam and turns out I do need prescription glasses.