The need for blue light and reading glasses typically arises around the age of 40, when people begin to develop age-related poor eyesight. Working on a screen and using mobile devices is an ever-increasing part of our lives. In fact, 86% of private individuals in Germany use a smartphone and 58% of Germans have a tablet.


The effect on our eyesight is to be assessed negatively. We use our accommodation (the ability of the eye to focus on different distances) much more frequently in the short term, this has a strong influence on our organ of vision.


Most adults between the ages of 40 and 50 find that reading becomes increasingly difficult. The arms are too short to hold the book further away and the light is too weak to see the writing. Many use reading glasses here. However, reading glasses are often not enough, as they do not filter the blue light from the screen, so that in many cases additional blue light filter or computer glasses are required to protect the eyes. The need arises from a natural ageing of the eye – the age-related poor eyesight. It becomes more difficult to see shorter distances clearly with age because the lens of the eye becomes more rigid and inflexible.

Through digitalisation, seeing short distances is becoming more and more important in our daily life, but our visual organ is unnecessarily irritated, especially in such cases.

Do I need reading glasses / computer glasses?

If you’re having trouble reading text messages on your cell phone, reading glasses can help. If you have complaints, e.g. headaches when working on the screen, you may need blue light filter glasses. However, this is not a long-term solution. We offer you a permanent alternative at EuroEyes. A multifocal treatment procures you a solution to both problems.



In the treatment of age-related poor eyesight, your lens is partially replaced by an artificial lens. The lens capsule remains in the eye. A so-called trifocal lens is often used, which, as the name suggests, has three focal points. The trifocal lens is also called a multifocal lens.

Multifocal lenses correct your age-related poor eyesight so that you do not need glasses, reading glasses or contact lenses. The lenses ensure sharp vision at any distance – even when working on a computer screen.

Advantages of multifocal lenses

The main advantage of multifocal lenses is that you can see all distances clearly without glasses. This means that different glasses are no longer necessary for everyday activities, which means an increase in the quality of life.

In case of the age-related visual impairment multifocal lens treatment can correct the short – and farsightedness as well as astigmatism (astigmatism).

Possible side effects – light phenomena

The side effects of multifocal lenses are very subjective, but can cause visual light phenomena (dysphotopsia), which arise when the lens bundles light rays from different distances. This can be perceived by the brain as a light source in the dark. Often there is only slight irritation and most patients get used to it completely after a short time.

About EuroEyes

The EuroEyes Clinic Group is a globally successful company that was founded over 25 years ago in Hamburg and has its headquarters there to this day. In addition to locations throughout Germany, EuroEyes is also represented in China and Denmark. The clinic offers patients the entire spectrum of refractive surgery for the correction of ametropia. With the most modern eye laser and lens surgery procedures EuroEyes treats over 25,000 patients with myopia or farsightedness , astigmatism , presbyopia or cataracts every year . The interventions enable the start of a life free of glasses and contact lenses without impairment of vision and quality of vision.

Are you also interested in a treatment at EuroEyes or would you like to find out more about us? Then please contact our service center or fill out our contact form. We look forward to you!

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