One of science fiction’s great storylines revolve around people being integrated with technology — becoming hybrid humans or machine-humans,if you will. But if you look around, there’s one aspect of this concept that has become commonplace. And unobtrusive. It’s the common pair of glasses that turns someone’s lack of slight into a sharp focus. How can that not be considered making a person’s eyes integrated with technology (and no, the eyes don’t have to glow like the Borg to prove the point). So what is the argument for wearing glasses if you don’t already do that 100% of the time? It’s the fact that there are also “reading” glasses to be worn by those who need the extra boost in eyesight for fine print. And there are many who find wearing reading glasses helpful when looking at a computer screen (age range nonetheless). That’s where the Adlens Interface glasses come in.
The glasses are of a unisex type and made from an impact resistant high memory consistent material. But since glasses can be scratched no matter how carefully they’re handled when not being worn, Adlens makes the packaging that they come in function as a transparent case. A case that is hardly bigger than the glasses themselves and so able to occupy minimum space but still being large enough to stand out for when you need to find them.
The glasses are designed around the “reading” glasses pint of view, in that they do not have prescription lenses n them which would not be suitable for the mass market of people who would wear them. Instead the lenses are of the magnification type and sit within a movable mechanism that enables them to be moved forward and back. This physically changes the magnification so that the person wearing them can make adjustments in order to have the best viewing experience when looking at the monitor.
But there is also another function of the glasses, albeit one that does not stand out. The lenses cut down on the amount of blue light that is put out by the monitor. This reduces eye strain as well as increasing contrast of what is being viewed. Considering the long amount of time that most spend in front of a computer, the ability to lessen eye strain is a big deal. And since the use of the glasses is platform-agnostic, this means that wearing them while viewing a phone or tablets screen can also be beneficial.
The lenses are made with real-world use in mind. What this means is that you’re not making global adjustments to both lenses, but can individually adjust each of the lenses for the best view possible (there’s a -6. To +3 diopter range on each lens). The adjustments cover the range for near to intermediate to distance.
The reduction is accomplished through a timing of the lenses based on the color yellow — filtering HEV (high energy visible) light as found in backlit screens. Unfortunately this has nothing to do with astigmatism, so those suffering from this won’t see any improvement. But as regards eyestrain, the change will be self-evident and a welcome relieve for the $49.99 spent.