We all spend too many hours per day staring at screens. From long hours at the office, suffering under fluorescent lighting and battling against eyestrain and headaches, to dry, burning eyes during leisure hours at home while playing computer or console games. Even a little light reading before bed on a tablet or smartphone can cause problems, from decreased melatonin production to macular degeneration. Fighting eye strain, dryness, and discomfort is possible with blue light-blocking glasses. Whether you’re looking for a pair of prescription computer glasses for work, or nonprescription lenses to help you crunch through a marathon COD session, you can prevent vision problems before they start by taking regular breaks, using eye drops while gaming, and blocking that damaging light from your screens.
What You Should Know
- Choose between RX and fashion lenses
- Non-RX currently $79.99, RX $329.99
- A fashion-forward option from one of the first makers of gaming glasses
Gunnar offers a couple dozen fashion or prescription-capable frames, with plenty of variety of styles. These emerald green frames are available with single vision or progressive prescription, as well as a computer-focused progressive option that’s best for close-up work, ideal for people with a digitally focused career, like programmers or web content creators, when both work and play is spent staring at screens.
“Love these, they are stylish, comfortable and flattering on my face. I like that they don’t look like ‘gamer’ glasses and function well for use at my work desk.”
What You Should Know
- Zenni offers frames for all ages
- Available in RX or fashion lenses
- Blokz blue light protection added-on is around $17
Between homework and play, kids can spend hours every day staring at screens, and since they’re still growing, that exposure may damage sensitive eyes even more than it does in adults. Zenni Optical offers prescription or fashion lenses in wide range of frame options, including a large selection for adults, kids, teens, and preteens. With frames starting at just $9.95, kids without a vision prescription can get blue light-blocking fashion lenses in stylish frames for less than $40.
“My 5 year old son went through 2 pairs of glasses within 3 weeks before we discovered zenni. These frames are a very good fit for him, and he absolutely loves the look of them. I love them because they are so durable and they look great on him too. He wears them every day without a fuss.”