Will "anti-glare" add-on fix those glossy screen reflections...?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by NJ_Annie, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. NJ_Annie

    NJ_Annie Guest

    I have regular reading glasses that are a few years old. They have no
    tinting or anything other than the anti-scratch coating.

    I use laptops quite often and some of them have some pretty bad
    reflections. The ones with matte finish are fine but some of
    "glossy" type screens can cause some rather nasty and distracting

    If I get another pair of glasses will the anti-glare option they offer
    as an add on take care of this issue?

    Thank You

    NJ_Annie, Dec 2, 2009
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Anti-glare filters for computer screens used to be quite popular. I
    always thought they looked clumsy and ugly, but sometimes you can't
    choose your light situation in an office where you spend 8 hours a day
    in front of that screen. Note also that some computers and monitors
    come with anti-glare already, so I don't know how much an add-on would
    help. Here's an example of some:

    http://www.pcmall.com/s?rch&q=antiglare&n=msc-search&cn=Anti-Glare Filt
    Dan Abel, Dec 2, 2009
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    Liz Guest

    I've seen those screens too. Dreadful reflections. Pretty and shiny
    but it doesn't help the view.
    I agree with Dan, a filter over the screen is probably what you want.
    Actually, the best would be a hood over the screen that blocks light
    from the side, such as older graphics monitors used to have, but with
    a laptop that's probably not practical.

    Liz, Dec 4, 2009
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    Dr Judy Guest

    The anti glare stops glare from the object to which it is applied, ie
    it stops glare from reflecting of the front the glasses into other
    people's eyes and from the back of the glasses into your eyes.

    A coating on glasses will not stop glare from a computer screen. To
    stop glare from the screen, buy a laptop with a non glare screen.

    Dr Judy, Dec 4, 2009
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