Lifestyle/Fashion: Approximate time reading this post: 8 minutes
Do your eyes or head start to hurt after long days of homework, reading, Netflix binge watching or from staring at your phone screen daily? If any of this applies to you, and especially if your future career involves glaring at a glowing screen for a majority of the day, I want to introduce you to a product that I can say saved my sanity.
A few months ago I saw on my Instagram feed that one of the co-founders of Bloguettes had purchased a pair of EyeBuyDirect glasses, specifically to protect her eyes from the harmful blue light our electronics produce. Last semester in my junior year at ASU, I was using my computer and phone more often everyday than I probably ever have before. If you saw my ridiculous Thursday Instagram stories where I would sit in front of my computer for more than 10 straight hours writing stories for my Intermediate Reporting class, that was probably the sheer reason I would get constant headaches every Friday.
So after shopping around and attempting to convince myself that my eyes weren’t that bad, in April I made the jump to purchase my own pair of EyeBuyDirect digital screen protective glasses.
A lot of people are surprised to find out that I have 20/20 vision (for now) when I whip out my little protective frames which are only needed for screen staring. But I think it is safe to say that I am obsessed with my EyeBuyDirect glasses not only for their simple style but because their functionality saved my eyes a world of hurt.
Reasons you should invest in screen protective lenses NOW:
Instant headache and sore eye relief from digital eye strain. I have found that the moment I put on my digital protective glasses, my eyes feel instant relief and more relaxed when I have to spend long hours in front of a screen.
According to the information from EyeBuyDirect’s website, harmful HEV lights from our glowing screens causes our eyes to work harder and puts them at a higher risk to age faster.
Get a better night’s sleep. Reading or looking at a digital screen before going to sleep at night can make it more difficult to fall asleep. But you can protect your eyes from harmful digital rays right before bedtime by wearing these lenses for late homework-filled nights. (Example: It’s currently 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night and because I am wearing my protective glasses I will not have a tough time falling asleep!)
I'm not going to beat around the bush: you look cute and smart.
Perks of purchasing EyeBuyDirect:
Positive online shopping experience. I was hesitant to purchase glasses online without trying them on in a brick and mortar store just because I wouldn’t know how I might look. But EyeBuyDirect lets customers virtually try on their frames with the option to take a picture of yourself and place any of their glasses over your image for a 2D effect.
Affordable and quality eyewear. I spent less than $50 on my special EYEZEN lenses, the frames, shipping, and they came with a cloth bag for cleaning and storage as well as a screwdriver from excessive use. Compared to high-end brands like Warby Parker and other designer prescription glasses, I consider that a very, very rare price.
Lightweight, stylish and there are over 400 frames to choose from.
Ethical company: I am currently learning about the ethical problems of fashion and other apparel in my Global Fashion Industry course, so I am very pleased to learn that EyeBuyDirect practices ethical production. They do everything in-house from concept, design, to manufacturing while overseeing the entire process.
How to protect your eyes while waiting for your lenses:
For iPhone users: Turn on the “Night Shift” settings on your iPhone during the hours you are awake. This setting “shifts the colors of your display to the warmer end of the color spectrum” and reduces eyestrain. I even have my night shift setting from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. so it will be active whenever I am awake.
Display and Brightness
And schedule any time and day you want it to be active on.
If you have a headache you just can’t kick, don’t take a break from typing your paper and watch T.V. Instead, take a 15 minute nap to give your eyes some much needed rest. Before I purchased my screen protective lenses, this was the only way to keep my eyes from aching.
The obvious but nearly impossible: reduce screen time. Yeah, as a writer and social media obsessor that isn’t going to work for me either.
I would love to hear anyone’s thoughts on digital eye strain, preventions, digital screen protective glasses, and this post. Also, if you are curious what concoction my glasses are- I chose small Cheer frames in swirled gray, for digital protection only, with Eyezen instead of EBDBlue because Eyezen provides scratch resistant and anti-glare coatings, blue light filter, UV protection and reading enhancement (EBDBlue doesn’t offer the last one).
Happy Monday and go easy on your eyes today!