Posted by Jairo on 8/29/2019 to Progressive Lens Technology and Tips
3 Ways to Solve Your Computer Vision Problems
Transcript of Video:
You're having trouble looking at the computer. Today, we're going to talk about 3 Options You have that will solve all of your computer vision problems.
Option #1 would be wearing Progressive Lenses, but there is only one catch.
You have to keep in mind that the monitor has to be below eye level.
The Progressive Lenses are designed so that when you're looking at eye level, you're seeing anything that is Twenty Feet and beyond. If the computer was to be at eye level, then that would not work at all.
That is why I always say, "If you want to use your Progressive Lenses as a way of solving your computer problems, the tippy top of the monitor has to be: Below Eye Level".
The next thing to consider when using Progressive Lenses as a way to solve your computer vision problems is how far away the monitor is. Once you have determined that it is below eye level (at least the top of the monitor is below eye level) now we can get to how far away this is.
We want this portion here (the screen of the monitor) to be about arm's length away. At arm's length away, you're now going to engage the intermediate portion which begins 4 millimeters below the optical center.
It should look like this.....
At this angle.
Then, the bottom portion of your Progressive Lens will be for 16 to18 inches. You can look at your watch. You can write something. You can pick up your phone. You can look at something up close.
If the top of the monitor is just not quite below eye level, there's two quick fixes that you may try as a way of troubleshooting and trying to really make them work.
Option 1: Lower your monitor. Sometimes certain work places are ergonomically optimized in certain ways in which they raise the monitors by putting them on top of something.
Well, if that is the case for you then that is an easy fix. Remove the portion that is holding up the monitor and now the monitor drops to below eye level.
Option 1: could be raising your chair (sound effects....)
and if raising your chair fixes it, then you're done.
If raising your chair or lowering the monitor is not an option for you then we move on to Option #2 of fixing your computer vision problems.
We scrap progressive lenses.
Then you're work area probably looks like this. Examples of this are:
Nurse's Station at a hospital floor.
Another example are stock brokers: they've got a bunch of different screens and they're all very flat and very high.
And if this looks like your work place, then Option #2 is going to be perfect for you.
Dedicated pair of computer glasses. These are designed so the top part of the lens (right here) is only intermediate power and the bottom part of the lens is only for upclose.
They're dedicated computer glasses for a strict reason. They don't work for driving, they don't work for anything else. If somebody calls you from across the hallway and you try to look at them, you're going to go Oh my goodness I can't see a darn thing. You're going to have to take them off and do something else because you will not be able to see them.
But besides the inconvenience part of them (dedicated computer glasses) only working at your work place, they will be perfect to give you the best vision possible, the most optimum vision possible when you're looking at the computer, when you're looking at something upclose, writing something, looking at your phone.
Option #3 is the most creative one and I know for a fact you probably have never heard of this one.
It's for the people that don't necessarily like progressive lenses. Not all people are able to wear Progressive Lenses. So this one is going to be perfect for them.
It involves using a clip-on. When you have your distance only glasses and then you're going to put on a clip-on.
Clip-ons are normally an idea that are reserved for sunglasses. This is the idea, except what I'm going to use them for is we are not going to have a dark colored lens. We are not going to have a polarized lens at all. We are going to put the computer power on the clip-on and BAM! It would be clear, anti-reflective treated, and whenever you put it on, it works perfectly.
Quick recap on fixing your computer vision problems.
Option #1: wear progressive lenses. Make sure the tip top of the monitor is below eye level.
Option #2: is a dedicated pair of computer eyeglasses where the top part is only for intermediate power. The bottom is going to be for upclose.
Option #3: the most creative is the clip-on idea. It's great for people that wear only distance only glasses because they either choose not to or they just can't wear progressive lenses. So, you put the computer power as a clip-on and that fixes their problem because the power is designed for the focal length of the computer which is normally arm's length away.
Do you have any more creative ways in which to solve your computer vision problems?
If you do, let me know. Text me 281-236-7625.
Or better yet, put it down below in the comment section.
See you soon!