Last week, at a work meeting, my coworkers were discussing blue light blocking glasses to help with eye strain. This was the first time I’d heard of such glasses, but it would make sense to have something to help with starting at the computer screen all day, for hours. I mean, I guess we could get up from our desks and take a break, but we’re corporate shills. We don’t take real breaks from our desks.
Do your eyes water or get really tired after hours of staring at a computer screen or your phone? Digital screens are usually the main suspect in emitting blue light. Being in an office with fluorescent lighting or LED lighting also emits blue light. Blue light blocking/reducing glasses are supposed to reduce eye strain and eye fatigue. It gets worse if you’re working late at night and the screen is the only source of light going into your eyes.
The most efficient thing to do is not look at screens all day and all night. Alas, many of us work in front of computers, read books on our smartphones, watch videos on tablets, etc. We are not rational creatures! So we shop instead. Haha!
For those of you who don’t wear prescription glasses and would like to try out blue light blocking glasses, check these out.
(There are glasses that also provide magnification like reading glasses but for the purposes of this post, we’re going to focus on non-reading glasses.) Prices are at time of publishing.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
This is the pair that I own. The brand was recommended by my coworker, and I like the “big” lenses. They do block out glare! My monitor faces my windows and the light that comes in gives off a pretty good brightness and glare, which reflects right into my eyes. The lenses have very very light yellowish tint to them, which you can hardly tell. It gives my screen a warmer tone.
If you’re not into big lenses, these look like more traditional reading glasses. They look just as light as the ones above.
One word: leopard.
How cute are these round lens glasses for you, muggles? The lenses look a lot more tinted than the ones above, so read the descriptions and reviews carefully.
These are your basic black frame glasses with a clear lens. They also make a clear frame!
If you check the Prive Revaux site, these may be sold out but they’re available on Amazon. They’ve got Hailee Steinfeld as a model, so if you like trendy, these glasses could be it.
If you like the classic 1950s style of glasses, these may be for you! These are pretty pricey but if you also have a prescription, perhaps you can swap the non-magnification lenses for your prescription lenses and make them worth the cost.
Unfortunately the black pair are sold out but you can get on their waitlist if you want this model. They also have other colored frames if you’d rather go non-black. If you are in the Bay area, they do have a brick and mortar store you can visit.
Want to make an impression with orange glasses? Here you go! At $14, they’re the most affordable and wallet-friendly glasses.
These clear (champagne crystal) framed glasses reminds me of librarian glasses, and I love librarians, so they’re cool to me. There are other styles like your traditional “wayfarers” or even aviators!
Do you wear blue light blocking glasses? Which of these glasses is your favorite? Is there a brand we should add to the list?
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