Do not let these 5 myths about Anti Glare Glasses for Laptop or Computer users fool you
There are tons of Anti-glare glasses available in the market that claim to reduce the glare and provide eye strain relief in front of the computer & while driving too. With improper knowledge, a common issue that is experienced by most of the Anti-glare glasses buyers is the disappointment and of course financial loss. On the other hand, by equipping yourself with knowledge & information it is possible to get maximum value of each dime you spend. Before we learn about the myths, it is important to know what is our aim after reading this article. If you already know all the basics about the anti-glare glasses then you may skip this portion and go directly to the Myths written below.
Meaning of Anti Glare Glasses Understanding its meaning is simple. Glare is a dazzling & annoying appearance of light. The bright light from any light source when hits the surface of spectacle lenses don’t pass through completely and some amount gets reflected back. This phenomenon results in a loss of light and hence creates visibility issues. Anti-glare glasses allow maximum visible light to pass through the lenses for better vision. It should be kept in mind that no anti-glare glasses can provide a 100% glare-free vision. There are certain myths associated with Anti-glare glasses which we have tried to clarify below for better understanding & reasonable expectation from the product.
Myth# 1 ) Penny priced glasses will also work well ✘
Reality – If you type the search term “Anti Glare Glasses for Laptop” on Google, will see hundreds of cheap anti-glare glasses appearing through e-commerce websites. When we tested such glasses, we found that they are usually not only cheap by price but also by quality. The anti-glare coating applied to the lenses not only get damaged but sometimes create hindrance when you see the world. Such spurious anti-glare glasses do not follow any trusted manufacturing or health standard and can be bought for a mere amount of Rs 150 – Rs 900. Interestingly, most of them are sourced from China. In an ophthalmic industry looking for a cheap option could turn out to be an expensive deal. That does not mean one must buy a very expensive pair of anti-glare glasses. Point is to look for a value buy and not a useless cheap product.
Myth# 2) Thin anti glare lenses are always better ✘
Reality -This is just an over-hyped point. Yes, thin lenses have low weight and people find them more comfortable but a critical concern rises with the clarity. High index lenses are usually lighter in weight than normal but rank lower in terms of Abbe Value. This value is simply a measure of how much light is dispersed. Higher the Abbe Value, Higher the Clarity and Lower the Abbe Value, Lower the Clarity of the anti-glare lenses. One should try to stick to standard CR39 Lenses as much as possible as they provide excellent visual experience and have abbe value of around 58.
Myth# 3) Scratch proof anti glare glasses exist ✘
Reality – Can you name a single substance in the universe that is scratch proof? So there is nothing called as scratch proof. It is just a plain marketing phrase to loot the gullible uninformed people. You will agree that even the hardest material (diamond) on the earth is not 100% safe from scratches. So don’t get carried away with this feature and take a decision just because a seller has said that the anti-glare glasses are scratch proof. They can’t be scratch proof but being impact-resistant is possible. It is always suggested to handle the glasses gently.
Myth# 4) All anti glare glasses are computer glasses ✘
Reality – This is a topic that we have explained in our earlier post as well. This is a common misconception that all anti-glare glasses can be used as computer glasses. Well, it takes special qualities for an ocular device to be termed as computer glasses. An ordinary pair of anti-glare glasses in India are usually general purpose products and may not be able to block the high-intensity blue light of your computer/mobile screen. There is no precise definition of computer glasses but they are meant to provide visual relief in front of digital screens by qualifying certain comfort parameters. Typical computer glasses usually have amber lenses. You may want to read a detailed explanation here to know how to buy computer glasses online.
Myth# 5) Anti glare glasses can be cleaned with just any cleaning solution ✘
Reality – Most of the anti-glare glasses users tend to clean the dust on the lenses by just any cloth or sometimes with their own shirt-tail. This is a completely wrong way to clean the lens of anti-glare glasses as it may damage the thin coating and round scratches are tend to appear over a period of time. Worst happens when people clean the lenses with ammonia-based liquid solutions. Ammonia can remove the anti-glare coating from the lenses. If you do not have any lens cleaning solution then just use plain water and Never wipe them dry especially when dust is sitting on the lens surface. If you want to buy online anti-glare glasses for laptop/computer use then here is the best option Most of the people who land on this page are usually looking for some information to buy a good pair of computer glasses but unfortunately, most of them are wrongly advised by local opticians that any pair of anti glare glasses can be used as computer glasses. Click on the button below to see our online shop which is dedicated to computer and mobile users like you. All the lenses we use in our computer glasses are manufactured and tested in compliance with FDA 21 CFR 801.410