Everything in View at the Computer Workstation

Why special computer glasses can make your work easier

Reading glasses are often not ideal for desk work. You can see everything clearly when reading documents, but when a colleague walks through the door you cannot quite recognize him or her, or you have difficulty looking back and forth between your documents and your colleagues during a big meeting. So what glasses are right for presbyopia sufferers who work in front of a screen?

Everything in View at the Computer Workstation

Why special computer glasses can make your work easier

The computer has become a constant companion in our working environment, but frequent screen work is very demanding on the eyes.

We often sit at our computers in a permanently tense state and grant our eyes very little relief. This can result in neck tension, headaches and red, watery eyes. For those who also suffer from presbyopia, a condition that adversely affects both short and long distance vision, there is the additional problem of choosing the right glasses to facilitate working in a more relaxed manner.


Which eyeglasses are best for this situation? Many people initially reach for their reading glasses when they have to do computer work. Then the door opens; your colleague is standing in the doorway and asks you a question. Now your glasses interfere with your longer range vision and you cannot see the person clearly. At that moment, you might peer over the eyeglass frames and tense up as well.


Progressives are not the perfect solution for the workplace either. They may allow you to see clearly at different distances, but the visual field for the near and medium ranges is often too small for prolonged close-up work and can strain the eyes. What to do?


Talk to your eye care professional about computer glasses, which are enhanced reading glasses with special varifocal lenses. This is an intelligent solution for continuously clear vision for short to intermediate distances, a solution that is specifically coordinated for the visual demands of the workplace. The combination of reading glasses and varifocal lenses combines the different sight requirements of desk-bound work.

Vision in the office

Benefits of computer glasses for “book” distance:

  • Ideal for a large, consistent close-up range.
  • Wider, more harmonious field of vision for intermediate distances as well.
  • Positioning of the transitions between both fields for comfortable head and body posture.
  • Increased comfort not only at work, but also when your glasses are used to supplement your progressives, like for hobbies such as cooking or handicrafts.

Benefits of computer glasses for “desk” and “room” distance:

  • Extremely wide intermediate and close-up ranges.
  • Ideal for clear and continuous vision in the entire room up to 12 feet.
  • Clearer overview without straining head movements.
  • Perfect for computer work as well as for handicrafts and hobbies.

Not only will your eyes be grateful for the relief – you will also be more relaxed while doing office work.

What else should you keep in mind to make your computer work less taxing on the whole body?

An ergonomic sitting posture at the screen and the correct parallel arrangement of the monitor, keyboard and documents are particularly important for fatigue-free and comfortable vision at a computer workstation. Armrests or a new chair can often help make work less strenuous.

Make sure that your screen has the highest possible refresh rate and image stability. Adjust your monitor so that the picture is contrast-rich and sharp. Also adjust the font size so that you can read the text easily and comfortably.

Our tip: Consciously relax your eyes every now and then during a long workday on the computer. Allow your eyes to wander around the room, look out a window, massage the area around your eyes and close your eyes briefly from time to time to regenerate them.
We hope that these tips will help you minimize the stress on your eyes and wish you much success at your job!