Determine Your Computer Reading Power

Steve Mower - August 2018

Reading Glasses Strength For Computer Distance Reading
(approx. Arm's length)

Here is how to determine your computer reading power. Using your reading glasses strength, 12-14inches away,  use the chart below to determine your computer distance strength.

NOTE; The computer strength powers listed are for screen distances of arm's length (approx 18 inches). If your screen is closer than arm's length you can opt for the next step higher power.

Up-Close Power       Computer Power

    +.50                       No Need
    +.75                       No Need or +.50
    +1.00                    +.50
    +1.25                    +.50 
    +1.50                    +.75
    +1.75                    +.75
    +2.00                    +1.00
    +2.25                    +1.00
    +2.50                    +1.25       
    +2.75                    +1.25
    +3.00                    +1.50
    +3.25                    +1.50   
    +3.50                    +1.75
    +3.75                    +1.75
    +4.00                    +2.00
    +4.25                    +2.00
    +4.50                    +2.25
    +4.75                    +2.25
    +5.00                    +2.50

Take a Reading Test! - For a full set of instructions and info on reading powers, computer powers and a downloadable reading chart, go to our page on Reading Glasses Strength.

 

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Steve Mower is a licensed Optician and creator of Mojo BluBlock Tints. Steve has over 30 years experience in the optical field. He has been a optical retail manager and has consulted on progressive lens development. Steve has been offering unique reading glasses solutions on-line since 2010.