As beneficial as technology has become in our everyday lives, there's no denying staring at digital devices for hours on end can take a toll on our bodies, specifically our eyes. Yet, because our society heavily depends on the use of computers, tablets, and smartphones, it can be difficult—if not impossible—to press pause on the day when your eyes feel strained and your vision begins to blur. Enter the radical concept of computer glasses.
If you spend a large amount of time behind a screen each day, this type of eyewear might just be the relief your eyes have been yearning for. After trying glasses from Pixel and Felix Gray—two brands known for delivering "happier" eyes—we're breaking down everything you need to know below.
What Exactly Are Computer Glasses?
Computer glasses use proprietary lens technology to filter out the harsh blue light that is emitted by digital devices, while also eliminating any glare. Given that these are two main culprits behind Digital Eye Strain, the lenses allow your eyes to focus easier, which in turn decreases eye fatigue.
Who Should Wear These Glasses?
While many of us associate wearing glasses with correcting some kind of vision problem, the lenses of these single-vision computer glasses do not contain any sort of prescription, allowing them to be a great solution for anyone who spends considerable time on a computer or digital device.
Although the two companies do not offer prescribed computer glasses at the moment, both brands are working on developing this kind of eyewear for the future. However, if you do have poor vision, I can attest that glasses from Pixel and Felix Gray work extremely well with prescription contacts.
What Shapes and Sizes Do the Glasses Come in?
A great perk about Pixel and Felix Gray is they offer a wide range of lightweight, unisex frames that are designed to fit most face shapes.
Both brands have done a tremendous job at balancing function with style. While the eyewear has been built from cutting-edge lens technology, it is clear the visual aesthetics of the glasses have also been prioritized.
How Much Do the Glasses Cost?
The eyewear from Pixel ranges from $70 to $85, while the selection from Felix Gray is priced from $95 to $125 (and also come with a hard case.) Both brands also offer free shipping, as well as free returns and exchanges within the first 30 days of your order arriving.
Our Takeaway: Do Computer Glasses Really Work?
Simply put—yes. After testing eyewear out from both Pixel and Felix Gray for several weeks, our team has experienced nothing but positive results. Not only do our eyes feel calmer and less irritated at the end of the day, but they also seem to be more energized.
More so, as someone who is prone to migraines from overexposure to screens, I am thrilled to report I have yet to experience one since this eyewear trial, which makes my eyes extremely happy and grateful.