January 22, 2018

How to Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light

We live in the age of technology and as each day goes by, we are more addicted to our phones, computers, and Netflix. We spend most of our hours staring into our screens with blue light staring back at us.

We're constantly told to take some time away from screens, to not be on our phones or watch TV before bed but I highly doubt any of us are abiding by those rules... I know I don't.

My career is the computer, my career is my phone so I'm never really without a screen in front of my face. Never mind my addiction to the television as well as my side business/hustle/hobby of this blog and freelance writing.

My eyes have been taking a hit from all the screens I deal with on a daily basis and I needed to do something about it. After a long day of computers at work, my headaches were on fire, my eyes felt tired and the last thing I wanted to do when I came home is go back on the computer.

I knew that not dealing with screens wasn't an option so I needed to figure out something else.

Enter Pixel Eye Wear...



I have heard of a few different companies developing blue light glasses that protect your eyes from the screens but it wasn't until I read The Champagne Edit's blog post on Pixel Eye Wear that I knew I had to get a pair.

I reached out to the brand and they were so happy to partner with me on this post by gifting me a pair of glasses to test out.

I've probably been testing these babies out for a little over two months and things are very different for me now.

First, let me explain what Pixel Eye Wear is...

They saw a problem and gave us a solution; digital eye strain causes fatigued eyes, dry eyes, blurred vision, and headaches. Prolonged exposure to blue light messes with our sleep system and can cause prolonged vision problems.

Pixel Eye Wear developed glasses that protect from blue light and essentially prevent all of those issues.

When I would be in front of the computer all day, my eyes were extremely tired and I would literally see spots after being in one spot for so long. My migraines were at an all-time high and I just needed help.

When I reached out to Pixel Eye Wear, I got to choose a pair of glasses to test out and I immediately went with the Thera frames. They're crystal pink and are so on brand... they're also unique and I love that.

The fact that I was going to get to add another pair of glasses to my rotation (I love glasses so much) while also helping my eyes was a match made in heaven.

It's important to note that these aren't prescription frames -- if you need glasses to live, I recommend looking into glasses that are prescription but also have blue light protection. I don't need my glasses when I'm at the computer so it worked out well for me.

When I first put these glasses on, it definitely took some getting used too. You don't really see the blue light protection through the lenses but the glasses aren't clear, you can tell they aren't just a regular pair of glasses.

After one or two days of wearing them, I was completely used to them and I started to feel how they made a difference.

At the end of the day, my eyes weren't tired, I didn't feel like I had to take as many breaks, and I noticed that my headaches were a lot less. It was a very noticeable difference at the end of my first week of wearing these and I honestly couldn't believe it.

Now, whenever I sit down at the computer, I make sure that I have the Pixel Eye Wear glasses because, on the days that I forget to wear them (it does happen), I notice the major difference.

I highly recommend trying these glasses out, especially if you spend all of your days staring into the blue light of a screen. You can try out the glasses for 30 days, they have free shipping and returns and are just a delightful company.

They also gave me a coupon code for all of you; use ROYALLYPINK at checkout and get $5 off your glasses purchase!

Try it, you won't regret it and your eyes will thank you!

xoxo
B

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