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    Posted: 06 November 2012 at 21:16
I had an appointment with my optometrist yesterday and when it came time to select glasses for reading I had noticed some computer eyewear glasses.

I had never even heard of these before and the girl that was helping me told me that they were very popular with the gamers (video gamers). I had mentioned that I spend a lot of time processing photos on the computer and wondered if they would give my eyes some relief. She replied that she did not know why they wouldn't, "if your staring at a computer screen they will help". With that I decided to give them a try.

Has anyone given these glasses a try?

My main concern is they have a slight yellow tint that will probably effect the white balance adjustment unless you took them off for that adjustment. Other then that I can only see benefits with spending hours staring at a screen.

Any thoughts?

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I'll post in a couple of days after trying them with my thoughts.

Edited by lomitamike - 09 November 2012 at 00:21
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As far as i understand it, computer glasses are designed to help in better seeing what is on view on your monitor. They are thus more or less the same as standard reading glasses - but to be used at a somewhat longer distance then when reading a book or a paper. Thus, the diopter adjustment you need may differ somewhat then what you need for ordinary reading glasses.

In the link you mention the glasses are definitely yellowish. That may well be suitable for general office activity where the white background may give a contrast ratio that is higher then comfortable for working all day. For critical PP however i think it is not such a good idea. In PP you use the (calibrated) monitor to preview on the monitor as closely as possible the color you may expect in print. If you wear yellowish glasses when PP, you will most likely choose a colder white balance and that will then result in blueish prints.....

Thus, those glasses may have their justification for various kinds of activity, but their use with pixel editing applications might not be one of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Silver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 November 2012 at 08:48
Looking forward to see what you have to say about these.. looking at the site I see that you can get perscription ones with glass grinded by Zeiss
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Yea, I was wondering about getting them for myself, so I'd gladly hear an opinion about them. I'm also quite interested in knowing how they handle reflections, as the windows in my company are on a south-western side, so near end of the work I always have sunlight in the office (well, British weather prevents any harsh light, but I wouldn't want to be surprised by a spectacle of flares in front of my eyes).
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I would also be interested in hearing about your experience -- I get a good deal of eyestrain from 8 hrs of work in front of (two) computer screens. I can't afford two sets of glasses, but I could keep my existing pair for non-work use, as I don't believe my vision has deteriorated too much, since the last Rx.
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I am near-sighted and a couple of years ago, I noticed I was having eye strain symptoms using the computer (8-10 hours per day). (I was wearing bi-focals at the time, the top part of the lens was for infinity and the bottom part was for close up (8 to 16 inches)). I wound up getting a new prescription for use with the computer. Optimized for seeing the monitors about 24 inches away. They have changed my life - that good.
 



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Having a couple of days to try out a pair ( I used theEmissary) I now have an opinion about these glasses.

I would NOT recommend these for post processing. The yellow colorcast makes it impossible to get your colors accurate.

As nedmunds has said getting a pair of prescription glasses made for seeing about 24" distance should be all you need.

I don't know if they will give you any relief for long hours spent in front of a computer or not. I would like to see some scientific proof rather then people's testimonies but I can't find real proof.

I'm taking them back and will just use some clear reading glasses.
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I have a pair of Gunnars that I wear every day while working at the computer (I do a lot of coding)


I have 20/20 vision, so have never worn corrective eye-ware. I purchased these after doing some research, and to my surprise they worked. They help with eye strain after many hours in front of the computer, and they also cut some of the glare on the screen.

Mine are tinted yellow. I have to remember to take them off when I am adjusting white balance when editing photos, because the glasses tend to warm up my vision slightly. Once I am finished adjusting white balance, I put the glasses back on and continue editing.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about them. I have had mine for a little over 2 years.
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@rticknor: Yours are clear glass - no correction at all?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rickztahone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2012 at 01:52
I know many people who use these for gaming. It helps them out a lot. The guys i'm refering to play games for about 6-8hrs non-stop. They play competitively so for them these were a great treat.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sky_walker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2012 at 09:07
Originally posted by lomitamike lomitamike wrote:


I would NOT recommend these for post processing. The yellow colorcast makes it impossible to get your colors accurate.

AFAIK they also have color-less glasses available.

Originally posted by lomitamike lomitamike wrote:


I don't know if they will give you any relief for long hours spent in front of a computer or not. I would like to see some scientific proof rather then people's testimonies but I can't find real proof.

I thought it's all about personal impression an whatever a person "feels" better in them, have his eyes stressed less. I don't care about scientific proofs for stuff like that.
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