Working in an office where everyone has a laptop and desktop monitor, I’ve seen blue light glasses crop up more and more. Even if you have 20/20 vision, blue light filtering specs are a whole new world for your eyes and your style.
You know how people who don’t need glasses like to try yours on, or buy some with prescription-less lenses? This is kind of like that, except it serves a greater purpose than just looking cute. (Yes, glasses make you cute. It’s science.) The lenses on blue light glasses aren’t prescription (though they can be); rather, they’re infused with filters that block or absorb blue light, so it doesn’t actually end up hitting our eyes.
When you stare at a computer screen for eight-plus hours of the day -- basically, most of the working population -- your eyes get tired, dry and itchy and your head can be pounding by the time you sit down for dinner each night. Not only that, but the blue light rays that screens emit aren’t helpful to your sleeping patterns; you know how they say to put screens away an hour or so before bed? That’s why. Apple and Twitter have come up with ways to combat this, i.e. “Night Shift” and “Dark Mode,” respectively, but there’s no blue light-blocking mode on your work computer (yet).
In response to that, enter blue light glasses. They’re most useful worn before bed, to guide your mind to sleepiness. During the day, though, they can help ease your eye strain a bit and mostly, yes, look cute.