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Anti-fatigue Lenses - what are they and do I need them?

Anti-fatigue lenses, commonly known as AF lenses, are a particular form of lens that has a progressive shift in the bottom to aid near vision. The upper part of these glasses gives the distance vision required for activities such as walking and driving. Simultaneously, the lens progressively transforms to one suited to near vision as you descend, assisting individuals who need to relax their visual muscles. This relaxation for your visible muscles will assist prevent any refractive problems as you become older due to eye muscle weakness.

These anti-fatigue glasses differ slightly from progressive lenses, an excellent three-in-one option. Anti-fatigue lenses are still considered a single vision lens with a low boost of reading power at the bottom to help people relax their eyes particularly when using devices, while progressive lenses have a greater range of vision for distance, intermediate, and near.

Employing an anti-fatigue lens is not merely a solution in and of itself. First-time progressive wearers generally struggle to adjust to three different settings at the beginning, and utilizing them can cause headaches at first. So for those uneasy about making the jump into progressive lenses, anti-fatigue lenses can be an easier transition.

Do I need glasses for eye fatigue?

You can wear eye fatigue glasses or anti-fatigue glasses if you perform a lot of close work, such as reading or sitting in front of displays.

Long periods of reading or using various devices can cause significant eye fatigue. Anti-fatigue glasses and blue light protective glasses can be an excellent answer for decreasing eye strain in these situations.

It's worth mentioning that there are different levels of quality, so do your research before buying.

Anti-fatigue and blue light glasses are ideal for computer users who suffer from digital eye strain symptoms such as headaches, fuzzy vision, and watery eyes.

A person known as a pre-presbyope is another good candidate. These individuals show evidence of gradual near vision deterioration. Anti-fatigue lenses are the ideal answer for persons who are noticing that they require more work to focus when reading and doing computer work. Progressive lenses may be beneficial to these individuals, and anti-fatigue lenses may be a nice transition for them as they go toward progressive lenses. Having said that, any change in your glasses should be discussed with your doctor or an optician first to figure out the best lens options that work for your visual lifestyle.


Anti-fatigue lenses are a fantastic advancement for people who spend a lot of time in front of computers or who read a lot. They provide both far and near vision in one pair of glasses, which can help people perform better at work and read more comfortably.

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