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Blue light blocker glasses...

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

There is no arguing in the fact that we all spend too many hours looking at our screens these days. Even more so for the ones who are working from home and sit at a computer from the moment they wake up till the moment they go to sleep. (please don't do this by the way... get up, move, get some air.)

This as some will very well know, is damaging our eyes in a way we haven't seen before. The technology we stare at all day...simply didn't exist before.

However, luckily there is something that each of us can do to prevent the damage from further happening - and that is to order a pair of blue light blocking glasses.

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a go anyway because how bad could they be, right...?

I was surprised. Very pleasantly surprised in fact, and my face didn't look so tired, I didn't get itchy eyes when working, my blurry vision stopped and my headaches improved almost instantly.

I have now been wearing my glasses for 2 years and feel naked without them while watching tv, at my laptop, ipad or even phone in the evening.

They are designed in such a way that the special eyewear blocks or filters the high-energy blue light coming from digital screens. It is said that the global market for blue light eyewear will increase to $27 million by 2024, up from $18 million in 2019. (clearly not the only one who's jumped on the bandwagon.)

In the United Kingdom, the Association of Optometrists says there is “a lack of high quality evidence to support using BB [Blue Blocking] spectacle lenses for the general population to improve visual performance or sleep quality, alleviate eye fatigue or conserve macular health.” However, there are also many professionals who believe that the glasses do help.

My takeaway from this is, try them and see if they work for you. If they help at all, then great! if they don't, then give them to a friend or family member and see if they benefit from them.

I buy mine from Felix Gray but know there are many brands doing the same thing - take the time to research and find a frame/ colour that you like!

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