Alongside running The Beloved Bride, I am also a business owner and instructor for two online universities. In short, I spent A LOT of time starting at screens. If I’m not blogging, chances are I am grading hundreds of papers, helping a client get started with an online marketing strategy, or working on my own social media presence. It really hasn’t ever occurred to me that some of my migraines have been triggered by the blue light rays coming from my computer and cell phone screen.
I have suffered from migraines ever since high school, and I do spend 80% of my time on the computer. When I heard about Felix Gray and their blue light filtering glasses, I was so excited – and even more so, hopeful, that my time on the computer wouldn’t have to be limited any more due to the fear of triggering a migraine or straining my eyesight. There have been several times when I have to interrupt my work because my vision is too blurry to see from straining at the screen. Knowing that I’m eliminating the strain, without compromising what my screen looks like, makes me very happy! Several people have told me about the “blue light filter setting” on my iPhone and I absolutely hate it! It turns your screen to an almost “orange-ish” color, and it hurts my eyes more than the blue light – so I never use it! When I first put the glasses on, I was expecting to see some sort of filter, but that’s not the case at all! It’s completely normal and clear 😉
What is blue light, and why do they filter it?
Blue Light is high-energy light that screens emit. Though this makes screens more energy efficient, it can have negative impacts on our health. Studies show that overexposure to Blue Light may be linked to eye strain, increased risk of macular degeneration, and sleep cycle disruption. Our lenses filter Blue Light, particularly the highest energy wavelengths of 400-440 nm.
Not only are these glasses extremely effective, they are SO cute and stylish, too! I absolutely love my new pair “Nash” in Whiskey Tortoise! So super cute and fashionable, so I can feel good about wearing them out if I know I am going to be on my phone all day. Cute styles for an affordable price that is helping you to NOT comprise your health? Sounds like a win to me!