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Glasses to Fit Your Technology Usage

October 22, 2019

After a long day of working on your computer at the office or an intense gaming session that kept your eyes glued to the screen, you may notice some discomfort in your eyes or challenges with your vision. Both result from a condition known as digital eyestrain, which is the product of too much screen time on your eyes and shows symptoms like redness, blurry vision, headaches, and more.

Since digital eyestrain is now a greater problem than ever before, Cohen’s Fashion Optical is helping its clients avoid this kind of strain on their eyes. With the right type of designer glasses made with technology usage in mind, you can notice a drastic difference in how your eyes feel while using your favorite devices. Here’s a look at what these glasses have to offer.

Blue Light Glasses

Smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions, and more emit blue light, and though our bodies need it to function properly, overexposure can take a toll on our eyes. Too much blue light can cause damage to the light-sensitive cells of the retina, a thin lining found on the back of the eye. It can also disrupt the body’s circadian cycle, as blue light before bed affects how we produce melatonin and can leave us tossing and turning all night long.

That’s where investing in a pair of blue light glasses can make all the difference. They assist the cornea and lens of the eye by filtering out blue light and preventing it from reaching the fragile retina, as well as reducing the risk for developing eye diseases, like cataracts and macular degeneration. If you must use your technology before bed, wearing blue light glasses can also help you maintain your normal sleep schedule.

Computer Glasses

Another result of too much blue light and the overall glow of your screen affects countless computer users on a daily basis. Computer vision syndrome is a temporary condition that delivers unpleasant side effects from looking into a computer screen for long durations without the proper eyewear. If you’re suffering from computer vision syndrome, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Red, dry, or irritable eyes
  • Double or blurred vision

Computer glasses were designed to combat this issue. They can decrease the strain imposed on the eyes thanks to a special coating that reduces glare, as well as a tint that enables more defined contrast and easier browsing. It’s exactly why ordinary eyeglasses won’t do the trick when eye fatigue from computer vision syndrome strikes.

Gaming Glasses

All of the detrimental effects blue light and computer vision syndrome have on one’s eye health also apply to gamers. Whether you’re playing on a smartphone app or big-screen television, you may notice trouble focusing, eye fatigue, and more from gaming too hard for too long. That’s why gaming glasses were introduced to the world of eyewear. Featuring tinted lenses in shades like amber, liquet, and crystalline, you can block a significant percentage of blue light and enhance your vision’s performance during the heat of the battle.

Protect Your Eyes in Style

Available in prescription and nonprescription lenses, all technology users can benefit from blue light, computer, and gaming glasses and protect their vision in the long run. And when you shop for your technology glasses at Cohen’s Fashion Optical, you won’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. We carry over 20 of the top designer eyewear brands, so no matter which type of technology glasses you choose, you’ll always be highlighting the personal style that makes you the talk of the town. For more information, contact Cohen’s Fashion Optical today.