6 Blue light glasses to save your eyes from strain
We’re on our devices a lot these days. From our smartphones when we wake up to our laptops at work to our smartphones on our commute home, screens are everywhere. With blue light leading to countless health issues, it’s time you were proactive.
- Does blue light actually cause problems? Yes. Prolonged exposure, especially at night, can lead to a disrupted circadian rhythm.
- What types of devices emit blue light? Essentially, anything with a screen. Think smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop – all of these devices emit blue light.
- Can blue light affect the quality of your life? It seems quite normal to stare at digital screens all day but, quite surprisingly, it is actually affecting our quality of life.
From your commute to work to simply passing the time, screens occupy the space in front of our faces more than we’d like to admit. In addition to the issues with posture (they do say sitting is the new smoking), there’s a whole other area where we may be doing ourselves a disservice.
With a functioning aperture range of f2.1 to f/8.3, our eyes are pretty incredible. They’re also fragile and very much a window to our soul. They take in blue light from the sun and our bodies naturally respond to know when to wake. This is your circadian rhythm. However, nowadays, we get exposure to blue light every time we use our smartphones, tablets, laptops, or even our smart refrigerators.
Unfortunately, blue light can mess with your body.
With exposure, our bodies respond to this additional blue light, leading to a pretty messed up circadian rhythm. Late nights in bed browsing your news feed only delays the production of melatonin which prevents you from falling asleep. In addition to lack of sleep, blue light can also damage our eyes over periods of time. Don’t worry – these blue light glasses are here to shield your eyes and keep your body running in tip-top shape.
Felix Gray Blue Light Eyeglasses
With eight styles to choose from, Felix Gray is one of the most popular brands of blue light glasses for good reason. In fact, they’re so stylish that they also made a range of sunglasses. With design in mind, these glasses reduce the amount of blue light your eyes receive while also reducing glare.
Modern Carry Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Combating blue light exposure, the Modern Carry glasses are impressively affordable. Available in your choice of round or square frame styles, they’re actually durable and flexible so they can hold up to everyday wear and tear with ease.
Spektrum PROSPEK Blue Light Glasses
With the Spektrum PROSPEK glasses, you have a choice. You can go for gold (or yellow, in this case) and block up to 99% of blue light with the PROSPEK-99. Or, the PROSPEK-50 block less blue light but help maintain color and clarity, making them perfect for digital creatives like web designers and photographers.
PupilBox Vision Protection for the Digitally Addicted
Sometimes, you need to call in the big guns to really keep your eyes feeling their best. The PupilBox includes one pair of blue light blocking glasses as well as artificial tear drops. In addition, you can choose between three levels of protection and 11 frames styles. Going a step further, the kit includes a specialist bulb to ease your eyes into a blue light environment.
Occies Designer Blue Light Eyewear
Also featuring a designer-like style, Occies rock a Swedish aesthetic. These blue-light-blocking glasses feature eight layers of high-grade abrasion and scratch resistant coating. While stylish and trendy, Occies only come in one style but you do have the choice of four color options.
Seefarer Stylish Blue Light Blocking Glasses
In the middle of the price range for blue light glasses, Seefarer glasses help to reduce eye strain while you’re in front of a screen. With three frame styles to choose from, each lens goes through spectrum light testing to ensure they’re effective.
What do you think – can blue light glasses help you during your day? Do you have a better solution?
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