One of my recent Amazon purchases is a pair of blue light blocking glasses. After sharing about them on Instagram I was flooded with DMs. So I thought I would do a little Q&A to help clear up any questions.
I’ve had glasses here and there in my life, once when I was in 4th grade and once when I was in college. I’m not convinced in 4th grade I really needed them as much as I wanted them a fashion accessory. In college, I got a pair of glasses for long distance but honestly, they didn’t last long before I became too lazy to wear them.
Our computers, TVs, phone screens let off a blue light that can affect your eyes. Some people have tired eyes, dry eyes or headaches from the blue light.
I spend about 90% of my time during at work staring at a computer screen and then when I come home I spend at least a few more hours on laptop or phone working on my blog. Looking at a computer screen for that long can’t be good for my eyes, so I started to do some research and found blue light blocking glasses. Often times this is a feature you can get added into your prescription lenses, but now you can just buy blue light blocking glasses with nothing else in the lenses.
I know even iPhones now have a night mode that turns your screen a more yellow hue to make it more calming.
“About 80 percent of American adults report using digital devices for more than two hours per day with nearly 67 percent using two or more devices simultaneously, and 59 percent report experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain.”
“Eyewear is available with lenses featuring magnification, plus anti-reflective and blue light-filtering capabilities, as well as select contact lenses, to help reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain.”
Here are some of the questions you submitted!
You do not have to have a prescription! Like I mentioned above you can definitely add this feature to your prescription glasses, but if you already have glasses then you probably already know that! Several pairs offer them in no magnification strength or have the option for magnification if you want something like a pair of readers.
Because I stare at screens all day I can definitely feel when my eyes are tired and frequently get headaches from it. Since wearing my glasses, I’ve noticed a significant difference. I think this is something that differs from person to person, but a lot of people do say they see a difference.
I don’t think it’s weird at all! Because I am looking at a screen all day every day at work I actually find them helpful to give my eyes some protection. I also do take breaks to walk around the office and do other various things to give my eyes a break from the computer screen.
They do have a slight yellow tint to them, I am assuming this is to counteract the blue light. I don’t wear them out, so they don’t bother me. I really just wear them when I’m looking at my computer or phone.
This question goes hand in hand with the previous one. Because they don’t have a prescription/magnification you can wear them to do other things, however, you may notice a slight yellow tint.
I think with everything, research! Obviously, I bought a cheap pair from Amazon. I wanted to make sure I wore them, liked them and thought they actually worked before I splurged on a high-quality pair. Now that I have been using them daily I definitely plan on investing in a higher quality pair.