Most of us, on a day-to-day basis, read information on some sort of screen — computer, phone, tablet, etc. — causing a significant amount of eyestrain.
As I write this column, I’m wearing and testing a pair of very fashionable Pixel Eyewear that offers a great solution for eyestrain.
According to the Pixel site, the glasses have breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. Lenses also contain nanotechnology that reduces smudges and repels water and dust. For comfort, each lens has an anti-reflective coating, eliminating computer glare and reducing stress on your eyes.
I used the glasses for a full day of computer work and smartphone reading and came away headache-free, which is an issue for me. I can’t give you an official doctor recommendation, but I can say I felt little eye strain, rubbed my eyes way less and didn’t have to take as many breaks.
According to Pixel, blue light can impair your sleep cycle as well as disrupt the circadian rhythm that prevents us from falling and staying asleep. The glasses will help you say goodbye to eyestrain, headaches, dry eyes and blurred vision.
Even before hearing about these glasses, I’d read about the effect of blue light, which can trick your brain at 1 a.m. into thinking its daytime and extend your sleepless night. Even if you don’t get computer glasses, read about blue light eyestrain.
Bloggers and gamers, who sit in front of screens for extended periods of time, will certainly find these to be an advantage short and long term.
To be honest, I’m not in full eyewear fashion since I haven’t put my contacts in for the day, so the Pixel glasses are sitting on top of my prescription glasses. And they worked perfectly stacked over my prescription glasses. I tried them later in the day with my contacts in and again, they performed to perfection.
The glasses are available in non-prescription ($75) and prescription ($125) for men and women in daily and reading styles.
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