Just a quick note to let the group know of my experience
with computer/reading glasses from Zenni.
I have been attempting to use a somewhat weaker set of
reading glasses as computer glasses for some time with
decreasing success and increasing eye strain.
I sent an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with all the
information on my prescription, and got their suggestions.
FWIW -- when you get your eyes checked and a new
prescription; be sure to ask the doctor/technician to
include your IP [inter-pupilary] distance. You want just
the regular glasses prescription; the Zenni techs will send
back their suggestions for the reading and/or computer
glasses including the adjusted IP.
I got the reading and computer glasses on Monday 21 June and
have been very satisfied -- far better than OTC reading
glasses. Prescription is spot on, and the frame quality is
also very good. Received my glasses via priority US mail 10
days after I placed the order on their website.
Some suggestions based on my experiences [YMMV]:
(1) The premium anti-reflective coating [5$ option] is
well worthwhile for both computer and reading glasses.
(2) If most of your reading is under fluorescent light,
the 50% yellow tint [5$ option] is a big improvement.
(3) Both the 50% yellow and 50% pink tints work well for
computer use. [I mainly do text based applications on a CRT
monitor under fluorescent task lighting] The 50% yellow is
"brighter" however after a few days of switching between the
yellow and pink tints, pink has become the one I am using
most. Both are 50% tints, but the pink appears much darker
possibly because it kills so much more of the blue-white
(4) For extended use comfort, I suggest a large lens
aviator type frame with a "saddle bridge" nosepiece such as
Zenni SKU 7105 (19$US including single vision lenses).
[Type in <saddle bridge> in the "frame search" box to see
what they have available.]
Whats the group's experience been with "computer" glasses?
-- Unka George (George McDuffee)
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