Meet The Eyewear That Can Protect You From Digital Eye Strain
Many of us spend way too much time staring at our smartphones and computer screens, and we know it. But when this screen time is connected to our professions, we don’t have the option of just shutting down or unplugging for days at a time for the sake of our eye health. Gotta pay those bills, right?
Well, Felix Gray, a new eyewear manufacturer in the market, is on a mission to help protect our eyes from digital eye strain, computer vision syndrome and blurred vision with its blue light-blocking lens technology. The frames are also incredibly stylish too, giving brands like Warby Parker a run for their money.
According to the company’s website, 60 percent of Americans experience symptoms related to digital eye strain, and this statistic increases by a scary 7 percent with each generation. Meanwhile, fewer than 10 percent of these people have used computer glasses in an attempt to protect their eyes, so this relatively unexplored solution is one they believe is worth leaning into.
When it comes to blue light, part of the spectrum is beneficial to human health and part of the spectrum is damaging to our eyes and sleep quality. Felix Gray glasses allow the good-for-you blue light in while filtering out the more dangerous wavelengths.
They also address the fact that the human eye experiences additional strain when staring at pixelated screens because it has to work harder to complete the formation of images. The slight magnification in Felix Gray lenses immediately allows the eye muscles to relax enough to reduce this strain.
Testers have reported feeling more focused when wearing the computer glasses and notice that their vision stays sharp throughout the workday without any additional effort on their part. Screen glare was reduced dramatically as well.
Unfortunately, these frames aren’t yet in the prescription market, so those of us with corrective lenses need to keep our contacts in while wearing the glasses. But we’re hoping it’s only a matter of time before they branch out from reading and magnifying lenses.
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