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.
The Keakuo brand I purchased isn't scheduled to ship until the week of April 23, but the current bestsellers on Amazon from TIJN are shipping sooner with Prime delivery. They also have similarly impressive reviews.
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.
The glasses come in 12 different styles and patterns, ranging from a leopard print to a matte black. 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.
TODAY associate commerce social editor Kara Quill even purchased a pair after having similar issues.
"Since purchasing these glasses, I've noticed my eyes are less tired at the end of the day," Quill said. "They are comfortable and cute and are an easy item to keep at my desk."
We're not the only ones who love 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.
Other bestselling blue light glasses
This classic design has some positive reviews from Target customers so far, with many raving about the comfortable fit and affordable price.
Available in three distinct shades, these rectangle frames are currently the bestselling pair of blue light glasses at Zenni Optical.
These are perfect if you're looking for something a little more unique — and they're on sale!
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