Blue light glasses are kind of like hair loss medication for men: everyone tells you they work and that you should use them daily but in reality, you have absolutely no idea if they are actually making a difference. Thankfully, unlike Propecia or Rogaine, you only need to buy these once and we are here to tell you that it is definitely worth picking up a pair.
The quick elevator pitch for blue light glasses is this: the screens we stare at for hours upon hours each day emit a bright, shorter-wavelength blue light than those which emanate from the sun. Overexposure to this blue light can affect your body’s natural melatonin levels which can affect your sleep patterns. In other words, too much blue light and your body is going to think it needs to be awake for longer than you want it to be. Simply using a pair during the day can help you to get better sleep and alleviate eye strain.
Aside from the purchase price, there’s no downside really. Worst case, you will just look a little sharper while walking around the house/office. Pretty much every eyeglass manufacturer makes a lens with blue light blocking included so simply make sure you get the shape/price you want. These PROSPEK ones, in particular, look really stylish and fit the most amount of face shapes we have seen.
I keep two pairs of these glasses which I use religiously: one next to my bed for when I look at my phone in the morning/nighttime and one next to my desk for when I look at my computer during the workday. They are light, durable and stylish while also being comfortable enough to wear for 8+ hours at a time. These come with a sleek looking case/box which make it a fantastic #giftunder$50 for anyone given that they are unisex.