I spend a lot of time in front screens… computers, televisions, etc… Let’s just say; I have spent a lot of time looking at screens so I know my eyes get dry and irritated from over screen usage. But didn’t realize there might be a solution that doesn’t require pills or eye drops.
I’ve heard of blue light blocking glasses, but I recently was offered the opportunity to test drive a set of Spektrum glasses. Blue light can be harmful to our eyes and can cause severe damage to retinas. Excessive exposure to blue light can cause macular degeneration, sleep disorders, eye fatigue and dry eyes.
Spektrum glasses come in two levels of blue light protection: 50% and 99%. I was lucky enough to try out both protection levels. Spektrum glasses provide more than just blue light protection; they also feature UV light blocking, anti-scratch, anti-reflective, anti-screen flicker, anti-glare, anti-fog, fingerprint resistant, and electromagnetic ray blocking. If the glasses came with options for prescription lenses… they’d be AMAZING!
50% Blue Light Blockage Spektrum Glasses
The 50% Blue Light Blockage glasses easily fit over prescription lenses. They are also discrete and comfortable to wear. The clear lens version that blocks 50% of the blue light could be used by most people and coworkers, and other people would just think they were regular glasses. I would recommend these to anyone who spends more than a few hours per day looking at screens. Directly after taking the glasses off, I immediately squint, if I’m looking at a screen, the same way that I do when I take my sunglasses off when the sun is bright outside, so I know they are helping. The frames look nice and seem to be good quality.
90% Blue Light Blockage Spektrum Glasses
The 90% Blue Light Blockage glasses are loud. My husband wore the 90% blue light blockage set to work, and his coworkers did double-takes. He works with a lot of colors and graphics. The glasses made everything he looked at look yellow! He didn’t feel comfortable trusting his judgment of colors while wearing the glasses. Overall, this set isn’t good for those that work with colors.
We both felt everything looked a little blue after wearing the glasses. Ultimately, both sets of glasses are great and some of the best blue light blocking lenses I’ve been able to try out. But, I’ll stick with the 50% blue light blocking coverage for future usage.
I received two sets of Spectrum glasses to review for this post; the opinions are my own.
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.