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From working in front of a computer to spend time scrolling through social media on your phone, our eyes are exposed to blue light more than ever before.
Although the biggest source of blue light (light rays with the shortest wavelength and highest energy) is the sun, the amount of time we spend in front of screens can have serious impacts on our eye health.
One of the worst side effects from blue light exposure is digital eye strain. Many people (myself included) experience eye pain after spending time in front of the computer, phone or television for a prolonged period of time. Eye pain, headaches, dry eyes and blurred vision are all common side effects of digital eye strain.
For those who spend more than two hours a day in front of a screen, there are blue light blocking glasses, like those by LifeArt, that can help protect your eyes.
SHOP IT: Amazon, from $26
What are they?
The LifeArt Blue Light Blocking Glasses are one of Amazon Canada’s top-rated options for protecting your eyes from blue light which can lead to disrupted sleep patterns, headache, blurred vision, red eyes and painful eye strain.
Each pair of glasses are coated with a blue light blocking polymer that reflects and filters harmful blue light while preventing colour distortion with minimal glare from your digital screens. LifeArt glasses can be bought with magnification options ranging from +.25 to +4.0 in 18 different styles.
What people are saying
LifeArt’s Blue Light Blocking Glasses have earned more than 7,600 customer reviews and a 4.3-star rating for helping alleviate eye strain while looking fashionable.
“When I found these I was intrigued by the price, and after reading other great reviews I decided to give a pair a try. I noticed a difference after a day!” wrote one Amazon shopper, who noted that she spends approximately eight to 10 hours a day in front of her computer. “They really do filter the blue light...and my eyes feel so much better by the end of the day.”
“Within two days of wearing these, I noticed a massive change,” said another customer who experienced frequent headaches. “Secondly, I do not have a face for glasses and these seem to look OK not only on me, but anyone in my family who puts them on. They’re kind of a one-frame-looks-good-on-all. I got used to them so quickly that I didn’t feel like myself without them. When you have them on all day, you might feel a tad bit uncomfortable in the first days, but it goes away within two to three days. I have recommended these glasses to all my friends who sit behind their laptops and work all day!”
Blue light is undoubtedly bad for your eyes — and can make working and reading a painful experience. For an affordable $26, LifeArt’s Blue Light Blocking Glasses are an affordable way to help protect your eyes and help prevent digital eye strain and disrupted sleep patterns.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.