I've always spent hours on my computer and looking at phone screens, and I'd sometimes get headaches but would ignore them and keep on with what I was doing. It wasn't until recently that my eyes started bothering me, they felt tired and dry, and I knew it was time for a change. I finally decided to give blue light blocking glasses a try, and I'm so glad I did.
After noticing a difference after a few days of use, it was evident blue light was the cause of some of my symptoms. Outlined below are the advantages these types of glasses can have to help with creating a better self-care routine.
Blue light causes your body to produce less melatonin, which isn't best for someone like me, that's at a computer all day and then looking at their phone before bed. I usually have trouble getting to sleep, so using these glasses in addition to a pillow mist has helped me to fall asleep more easily.
Reduced Headaches and Eye Strain
The prolonged use of a computer caused me a lot of headaches and eyestrain. While I can reduce my computer use at home, I still have forty hours a week of non-stop computer use for work. I wouldn't say this has resolved itself, but I have noticed fewer headaches, and my eyes feel better.
I liked that these were under $30 while cutting 90% blue light. There are more elevated options out there, but for just wanting to test it out and see if it was something for me that would be helpful, these were a great value.
I don't wear prescription glasses, but Josh does, and I was excited to see the note about the company offering prescription styles when I opened my package.
They're lightweight without feeling like they're about to break. I'm not used to wearing glasses consistently throughout the day, but I tend to get pain in my ears from wearing sunglasses or headbands. That hasn't been the case with these glasses. They're comfortable and easily adaptable for someone that doesn't typically wear glasses.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
High levels of blue light can increase our stress hormones. Filtering out the blue light can help with this.
Makes a Useful Gift
Blue blockers can make a unique gift for friends, employees, or coworkers that would be practical and promote wellness in the workplace and at home.
1. Translucent Frames, $26 at Amazon
I chose this pair because they were fun and at a value price point to try out.
2. Metal Hipster Frames, $17 at Amazon
For a thin and subtle cateye.
3. Browline Frames, $20 at Amazon
This metal bridge style comes in both classic and fun colors.
4. Roebling, $145+ at Felix Gray
These glasses work for both males and females.
5. Dutchess, $28 at Eye Buy Direct
A matte finish for added interest.
6. Carver, $95+ at Felix Gray
A rectangular spin to a typical style.
7. Oval Frames, $20 at Target
Classic with a color twist.
8. Argo, $95 at Pixel Eyewear
A lightweight aviator frame.
9. Notting Hill, $51 at Eye Buy Direct
This classic style has flexible spring hinges for added comfort.
10. Buxians, $45 at Tomahawk Shades
A classic style with a twist.
11. High Key Quay Australia, $65 at Nordstrom
A classic pair of aviators can be a good match for most face shapes.
12. Cateye, $10 at Target
For a subtle cat-eye.
13. Wired Quay Australia, $55 at Nordstrom
A vintage feel for a casual outfit.
14. Wistful, $51 at Eye Buy Direct
Lively and retro.
15. Luna, $95 at Pixel Eyewear
For the bold cat-eye personality.
For guidance on the style of frames that would look best on your face shape, watch this quick video from Glasses USA.
Shop Blue Blocker Glasses
Blue light-blocking glasses have some valuable benefits and aid in improving wellness. Of course, I could always stop using screens at home. Be sure to share your favorite aspect and style of screen protection glasses below.
Until next time,
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