I know it sounds bizarre, but wearing sunglasses while using the computer may actually help protect your eyes from the nasty hidden effects of your monitor. Although certain eyeglasses are designed to reduce these harmful effects, sunglasses rarely come into the discussion. So this begs the question; is this an urban legend or is there some truth to it? Does wearing sunglasses while using the computer really help protect your eyes? As you might expect, the answer is both yes and no.
Research has definitely shown that it actually does help protect your eyes. You can choose from hundreds of different designs of sunglasses and have them fitted with prescription or anti-glare lenses specifically made for computer monitors. These are ideal for people who spend long hours in front of the computer, especially older computers which often have very intense graphic displays that are not kind to the eyes. Wearing specially-coated lenses can help minimize the eye strain caused by being in front of the computer for too long.
However, if you want to give this a try, make sure you wear sunglasses that are appropriate for this activity. For example, you will want lightly-tinted lenses that are not too dark, because dark lenses are not ideal for reading onscreen text and can result in seriously-strained eyes. Additionally, ordinary sunglasses picked up at a convenience store may not do the trick. And although I hate to say it, our Matrix sunglasses like Neo Sunglasses, Agent Smith Sunglasses & Morpheus Sunglasses will not work for this purpose either. The only way for sunglasses to help protect your eyes while you work in front of the computer is if they have special anti-glare lenses.
In conclusion, specific types of sunglasses are made for specific types of activities, and working on the computer is no exception. Just be careful and make sure you only wear sunglasses that are appropriate for the task; otherwise, you could actually do more harm than good.