I don't know about you but eye strain is the bane of my life. That's the curse of spending your days between typing on a keyboard, staring into a computer screen, and pencilling teeny-weeny details onto a piece of paper for hours on end. At this rate, I should be a contender for the world championships of staring contests but instead I'm just a girl with headaches.
Scrolling through Instagram, I'd seen all the ads for blue-light blocking glasses but, for a while at least, I assumed that they'd work as well as those weight-loss shakes and juice cleanses. But every time I found myself feeling as though my eyes had dried up as much as SpongeBob in that one weird episode, I thought back on those supposedly magical glasses. I hummed and hawed over trying them. With a pea head like mine, there was no point in ordering the one-size-fits-all, unisex cheapies from Amazon. The more I thought about it, if I was going to wear the glasses nearly everyday, I wanted to like how they looked. So, I scoured the internet for some petite-sized, pretty glasses and resigned myself to the fact that this could well be an expensive flop.
I found Quay Australia who was collaborating on sunglasses with JLo at the time. They had a cool range of eyewear but, by true fashion industry standards, the petite section offered me a total of two pairs to choose from. Luckily, they were both cute. The website also has a try-on feature which was super helpful in giving me an idea of how they'd look in advance! I ordered the 'GOTTA RUN' glasses with clear frames for £45. They arrived with a soft, high-quality pouch for safekeeping. Keep your eyes peeled on the website for online discounts, I bought mine after noticing a price reduction code scrolling across the banner.
So, what about the results? For me, blue-light blocking glasses have worked. I'm still wearing them! According to Specsavers, the symptoms of computer eye strain include: eye discomfort, tiredness, headaches, difficulty focusing, watery or dry eyes, blurred or double vision and sensitivity to light. I ticked a lot of those boxes beforehand. Now, the only thing I suffer from is tiredness (which has reduced since before) but that is likely due to my crazy, irregular work schedule sometimes. Personally, I can only speak for one brand from my own perspective and I don't know if there are scams out there - it's definitely possible. If you find yourself having computer eye strain symptoms, maybe you should consider investing in blue-light blocking glasses too? The prices may be a little steep for some but, hey, I value my eyes more than my bank balance!
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