Computer Glasses The more time you spend at a computer, the more you risk developing eye strain and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome. That's because during computer use, your eyes must remain focused and perfectly aligned at a specific distance for long periods of time. Also, viewing the light-emitting display of a computer or other digital device tires your eyes more quickly than reading an ink-on-paper book, magazine or newspaper. Computer glasses are designed specifically for intermediate and close-up distances, the zones most associated with computer use. Computer-specific eyewear gives you the best correction for these distances and helps you avoid what's becoming known as "digital eye strain" — eye fatigue and discomfort associated with the use of computers, smartphones and other digital devices.
Specialty Eyewear For Work And Hobbies Some people discover that their regular glasses are suitable for everything they do except for certain tasks associated with their job or hobbies. For example, if you wear bifocals, you may find that — unless what you're reading is in your lap — you must tip your head back all day long to use the reading zone in the bottom of the lenses. You can avoid neck discomfort by purchasing special work glasses that have the reading segment placed higher up in the lenses. Special-design bifocals and trifocals for work-related tasks often are called occupational lenses. If your hobbies include close-up work such as beading, needlepoint, crafting or anything requiring intense focusing at very close distances, a separate pair of reading glasses may be helpful — perhaps with stronger lenses than you normally would use for reading. Of course, safety glasses are a must to protect your eyes from flying debris when you are working with power tools as well as hand tools such as hammers and saws.
Sports Eyewear By changing the lens tint of sunglasses, you can improve your visual acuity on the tennis court, golf course or the slopes. Sport-specific eyewear can enhance performance by improving visual clarity while protecting your eyes from injury. Within this category, you'll find both eyeglasses and sunglasses with impact-resistant polycarbonate or Trivex lenses. Sport eyeglasses, sport contact lenses and protective sports eyewear all are great options for athletes.
Driving Glasses Driving glasses come in two categories: sunglasses designed specifically for driving and prescription eyeglasses. Sunglasses for driving feature polarized lenses that reduce glare and make it easier to see in bright sunlight. Drivers who have been in accidents often claim that they couldn't see the other car or a pedestrian because of glare reflecting off the road or the sun shining in their eyes. And studies have shown that glare can be a causative factor in automobile accidents. Polarized sunglass lenses reduce glare and make it easier to see in bright conditions, and polarized lenses tinted specifically for driving increase contrast for sharper vision. Prescription eyeglasses for driving should always include anti-reflective coating. AR coating reduces glare from light reflecting off the front and back surfaces of your lenses and allows more light to enter your eyes for better vision when driving at night.
Safety Eyewear Many people buy specialty eyewear for increased eye safety. This eyewear can be in the form of safety glasses, sports goggles or shooting glasses. Safety eyewear is made of ultra-durable materials and provides more coverage than regular glasses, especially when the frame has a wraparound design or includes top and side shields. Many safety frames also include spring hinges for added durability. All safety eyewear should include lightweight, impact-resistant polycarbonate or Trivex lenses for comfort and superior eye protection.
Specialty Eyewear For Fun And Fashion Maybe you want more than one pair of eyeglasses simply so you can match your eyewear to different outfits or moods.