SuperReaders take your traditional reading glasses to the next level. They’re our newest type of occupational lenses that are designed to give you clear, comfortable vision for close-up and intermediate distance tasks, whatever you’re up to.
The best lenses for close-up tasks
The best lenses for you will depend on your vision type and the kind of close-up work you usually get up to. You might just need single-vision lenses, or bifocals or varifocals might be for you if you’re presbyopic and need glasses for both distance and near vision.
All these are great options, but there are still situations that mean they’re not quite right for what you’re doing, which can lead to things like digital eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, neck and shoulder ache and blurred vision.
If close-up tasks are a regular part of your work or lifestyle, occupational lenses might be a good choice. That’s where SuperReaders 1-2-3 can come in. These lenses can make things a little easier on your eyes – so you don’t have to keep your reading glasses perched on your nose, swap over your specs, or move your head to find the perfect spot in the lens.
Designed for near and intermediate distance vision
SuperReaders 1-2-3 are ideal for people who regularly switch between close-up and intermediate distances, either for work or leisure. The different zones are nice and wide for clear, comfortable vision and make it easy to switch between the two distances.
This is particularly relevant now that our eyes are working even harder with our use of digital screens in daily life (especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic) – SuperReaders can provide that extra help.
The ‘1-2-3’ represents the different intermediate distances available to suit you, with intermediate vision for one, two, and three metres away. Our team will be able to help you find the right ones for you.
These provide clear vision from near tasks to a one metre distance. So you can concentrate on close-ups tasks for a prolonged time, keeping a natural posture.
- Read or fill out some paperwork, then check your emails on your computer
- Focus on detailed sewing and regularly check your pattern
- Concentrate on cutting hair or a beauty treatment and chat to your customer
These are designed for near vision and tasks at a two-metre intermediate distance. Great for social situations in a small group and intermediate tasks that are slightly further away.
- Keep an eye on your phone messages and glance up to see your colleague across the table
- Comfortably switch between chopping ingredients and checking your recipe while cooking
- Run things through the till and chat to the person across from you
Ideal for larger group situations, these lenses provide near vision and intermediate distance vision three metres away.
- Great for meetings where you need to see a presentation and also interact with your team
- Pay attention to a work-out on TV and check your heart rate on your watch
- Get a greater view of your surrounding environment, as well as up close
Which lens is used to correct presbyopia?
Presbyopia is the natural loss of elasticity in the eye’s lens that happens after the age of 40. This means that near vision gets harder to focus on.
If you don’t normally wear glasses, this can be corrected with some reading glasses. If you have glasses for distance vision already, then it might be time to try out some bifocal or varifocal lenses, which add another power to your existing prescription to help you with close vision. Our experts will be able to help you find the right option for you.
Which glasses should you wear while working on a computer?
People who spend a lot of time in front of a screen might want to try some computer glasses to make their eyes feel more comfortable and reduce the risk of computer eye strain. These can range from single-vision lenses, adding an anti-glare treatment to your specs, SuperDigital varifocals if you have more than one vision type, or occupational lenses like SuperReaders 1-2-3.