These $11 blue light blocking glasses provide relief for my strained eyes

They're pretty stylish too!
By Rylee Johnston

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I will be the first to admit that I am guilty of staring at a screen all day. Whether I’m doing work on my laptop or scrolling through social media on my phone, my eyes are constantly on my electronic devices.

I recently began to feel the toll it was taking on my eyes. They started to feel strained at the end of the day, and the number of times I took a break to rub my eyes was increasing. I had previously read that eye strain could potentially be caused by the "blue light" emitted from digital screens, so I began looking for a pair of those blue light filtering glasses that have become all the rage lately.

That's when I stumbled upon this trendy and inexpensive design on Amazon — and I've been impressed so far.

Keakuo Blue Light Blocking Glasses

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Dr. Barbara L. Horn, president of the American Optometric Association, told TODAY that blue light glasses could be beneficial for those who spend the majority of their day in front of a screen.

"For some, blue light filtering glasses can be a great way to counter the eye strain and sleep disruption that come with excessive screen time," told Horn. "Doctors of optometry also encourage people to follow the 20-20 rule. While there is not a standardized number of hours adults should limit their screen time to, people who spend two or more continuous hours at a computer or using a digital screen device every day are at a greater risk of experiencing eye strain."

As someone who doesn’t normally wear glasses, I initially had to get used to having them on all day. Fortunately, the design is comfortable and lightweight — most of the time I forget I'm even wearing them!

I've found that they create a warm lighting effect, almost as if I put my laptop in night mode. My eyes don’t feel as tired and I can stare at my screen all day without them feeling strained.

I was surprised to see all that came with the glasses for such an inexpensive price.Rylee Johnston/TODAY

The glasses come in 12 different styles and patterns, ranging from a leopard print to a matte black. I personally like the transparent style because they go with every outfit. They also come with a small storage box, a travel drawstring bag, a reusable cleaning cloth, a tiny screwdriver and a blue light blocking test kit.

I'm not the only one who loves them, as over 1,800 verified Amazon customers have given Keakuo's glasses a five-star rating.

"I love that these came with the blue light tester to show they really work," wrote a verified reviewer. "I can already tell a huge difference in my headaches and eye strain. I'm on a computer 8+ hours daily for my data processing job, then go home and end up on my phone for hours sometimes. I can even sleep better now just from wearing these in the daytime. You can't beat the price honestly, and they're really cute! ... At the price, I'll probably buy a few more colors!"

If you're looking to decrease eye fatigue without breaking the bank, these are a great stylish option for the price.

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