Felix Gray Reviews: Are their blue light glasses worth the $95 price tag?

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One third of all Americans spends 8 hours of the day in front of their screen. And with everyone working from home nowadays and putting in even more hours, the situation is only getting worse. Wake up, check your phone, migrate to your laptop for a full day’s work, then switch back to your phone and TV for the rest of the day.  We’re all guilty of it. But if weren’t not ready to embrace the Amish ways just yet, shouldn’t we at least do something to ease the strain on our eyes?

The more we expose ourselves to screens, the more we’re exposed to the blue light that the LEDs in these screens emit. And this blue light isn’t exactly a great thing for our eyes. It’s naturally occurring, sure, but not in the levels at which we expose ourselves nowadays. This causes strain on our eyes which leads to a whole slew of problems, which we’ll get into today. 

For starters, though, symptoms of digital eye strain include dry eyes, eye fatigue, headaches, and blurred vision. Sound familiar? 

We’ll get into a thorough review of Felix Gray blue light glasses, (and I’ll show you mine, too) but first it’s important to talk about blue light and its effects, in a more general sense.

 Oh, and if this leaves you wanting to give Felix Gray a shot, you can use the promo code ZEN10 at checkout for a cool 10% off. 😎

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Hang on: what is blue light, and why should I care about getting special glasses for it?

Before we dive too deep into “blue light =bad” or a review of Felix Gray’s blue light glasses, in particular, it’s important you understand a few things. 

  • When we talk about “blue light,” we’re actually talking about the blue wavelengths on the full color spectrum. That is, visible light with a wavelength between 400 and 450 nanometers. 
  • For something to have blue light, it doesn’t necessarily have to appear blue. A white screen on your computer, for example, is (you guessed it) white. But white appears white because it contains all the other colors on the color spectrum, excluding black. So a white computer screen is emitting blue light, even if you don’t actually see any blue on the screen.
  • Blue light isn’t inherently bad. In the daylight hours, blue light actually boosts attention, reaction time, and mood (Harvard). But for one, this obviously isn’t a good thing when you’r