The 5 Best Blue Light Glasses to Stylishly Cut Down on Eye Strain

With coronavirus cases rising yet again, working/studying from home isn’t looking like just a temporary adjustment anymore. Many companies are extending their remote working policies and even opening up more permanent remote positions, while many schools are doing online classes even if their campus is open. If you’re one of these employees or students, you know that your WFH or online schooling set-up is a big part of productivity, but are you making sure to cut down on eye strain and fatigue when working on your computer into the night?

Blue light-blocking glasses have become a very popular (and stylish) way to take care of your eyes (and mental state) while working from home. While it’s generally suggested that taking breaks is the best way to cut down on eye strain, we all know it’s a little hard to force yourself to step away from the barrage of emails. The best time to use blue light glasses is when working on your computer at night, as that’s when the blue light will actually harm your sleeping schedule, but many have stated that it also helps their headaches and dry eyes. Whether it’s a placebo effect or not, here are the best five blue light glasses brands for you to check out.

  1. Warby Parker has been a fan-favorite for glasses wearers, and they offer blue light filtering lenses for all their prescription lenses. It does come at an extra $50 cost, but if you’re looking for new prescription frames that have blue light blocking, Warby Parker has so many different styles and colors that you’ll definitely find options that can work in your budget.

  2. Felix Gray glasses are the S tier of blue light glasses, but that rating comes with a hefty price. If digital eye strain is a big deal for you, and you want to make sure your glasses are stylish and fit well, then I recommend these wholeheartedly.

  3. 3. SojoS

    What I love about the SojoS blue light glasses is the wide variety of high-end styles of frames. They also have a range of prices, with styles on their site and Amazon store ranging from $6 to $45. Their reviews are all amazing and their price point is much more reasonable than some other brands. SojoS is a great option for those looking for stylish but affordable frames.

  4. These glasses are perfect for those who don’t want to shell out big bucks for blue light blockers, and who aren’t super worried about a range of styles to choose from. They do have a yellow tint, but it isn’t as intense an amber tint as some of the other brands.

  5. These Gamma Ray blue light glasses are some of the highest-rated and most well-regarded glasses, and at their price point, they’re definitely a good set of glasses to grab. The only downside is they don’t have a ton of styles to choose from. If you’re looking for practical use, not fashionable use, these are your best bet.

Blue light glasses are by no means a necessity for your WFH wardrobe, but they really do help if you’re experiencing trouble sleeping or a disrupted schedule. Though it isn’t proven that they help with dry eyes and optical headaches, you can look through the testimonies of people who bought these glasses and see that it has helped them with these issues. And if you’re still on the fence, many in-person stores are carrying blue light glasses that you can try out. 

Regardless, you rock those frames, babe! And help your eyes while you’re at it.