Hello hello! Talking about something a little unsettling today and that is screen time.
I did the math and realized I spend approximately 112 hours a week looking at a screen.. I have a full time job where I spend all day looking at a screen, then I come home and blog and look at a screen, and usually watch some shows before bed. The majority of my life is looking at a screen. I had started getting really bad migraines and figured my screen time had something to do with it, so I did a little research.
Turns out I was pretty spot on. Our eyes are not designed to be exposed to blue light emitted by computer screens, phones, and television constantly. This strong blue light causes eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches. It also alters the release of melatonin which prevents us from falling asleep easily and degrades sleep quality. (Source)
So I wanted to do something about this and invested in a pair of blue light blocker glasses from Pixel. I purchased the Thera frames in champagne crystal. I love these frames because they are chic and have a clear frame with just a hint of champagne coloring. The frames are medium width. You can put a prescription in these lenses if you so choose, but my prescription is for distance. I can see much better up close without my prescription, so I chose to do just the blue blocker technology.
I went with the Pixel brand because they are able to filter out blue light and harmful wave lengths without the yellow tint that you see on other blue light blocker glasses. These have clear lenses, so they remain fashionable while functional. They just look like normal glasses rather than glasses that are specifically for computers or screen time. They also had many different styles rather than just one or two.
Since I have been using my Pixel glasses, my headaches have decreased so much. I am sleeping better at night, and don’t feel like I want to take a nap the minute I step out of the office. They really have made such a huge difference in my overall well-being.
So what about you? Do you use blue light blocker glasses? How many hours a week do you spend looking at a screen?