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The jury is still out on if blue-light blocking glasses actually work, but after staring at a computer screen for 10+ hours a day, I figured it couldn’t hurt to give them a try.
Since returning to work in September and joining the new norm that is working from home full time, I’m definitely glued to my computer far more during the day than when I was in the office.
I actually do wear reading glasses, but my yearly optometrist appointment would have been in April, soooooo that obviously didn’t happen. I’m pretty sure my prescription is outdated and I found I was getting more headaches from wearing my glasses, than going without. As the weeks passed by, I could feel my eyes getting tired (if that makes sense), so while I wait to get my vision checked again, decided to give these blue light blocking glasses a try.
There are lots of different options out there, ranging in price from $10-$150+. Since I just wanted to test them out (and try a new frame for when I get my prescription updated) I decided to go with a more cost effective pair. I got these from Amazon for $16.99 and whether it’s a placebo effect or not, they work great! I haven’t had any trouble falling asleep (although as a tired mama, this could be unrelated), and feel as if my eye strain has also decreased.
If you’ve been curious about blue light glasses, I would recommend doing some research and investing in an affordable pair to start. I also fully intend on talking to my doctor to get their opinion and have been looking into brands that provide blue light filtering lenses for when I do need to order a new pair of reading glasses.