Why You Should Get A Pair Of Blue-Light Blocking Glasses

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I don't know about you but I find myself spending more and more time in front of screens. If I'm not working on the iMac in my office, I'm on my MacBook Pro in the living room... While also in front of my television and more than likely scrolling through my phone. The average adult spends nearly ten hours a day in front of a screen and earlier this year I was noticing some significant negative effects from it all. That's why I decided to give blue-light blocking glasses a try. 

My day-to-day freelance life has me pretty much living in front of my computer. So long I have access to internet, I can do my work virtually anywhere. Each day I was noticing increased eye strain and tension headaches. By 2 o'clock I was having trouble focusing on the screen and found myself squinting for relief. Then I started noticing significant dark circles under my eyes that admittedly, I am NOT about. 

So I went on Amazon and ordered a pair of blue-light blocking glasses. Disclaimer: I don't wear prescription glasses and would recommend anyone who experiences changes in vision to consult with a doctor. The moment I put them on I noticed a significant change. I was also able to find a pair that's light to wear and doesn't turn my screen completely yellow. It gives just enough subtlety to the screen that I sometimes forget I even have them on. I've been wearing blue-light blocking glasses for almost three months now and my daily tension headaches have stopped completely. 

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If you're in the market for a pair of blue-light blocking glasses, here are a few pairs I recommend:

Beyond the glasses, I've also started making a conscious effort to take breaks away from my screen throughout the day. It sometimes feels impossible when you're on deadline or needing to be available for your clients on email, but ten minutes every hour or so makes a big difference. If you're like me and work from home, I'll use the breaks to do something productive like sweep the floor or walk the dogs. 

Have you given blue-light blocking glasses a try? What other remedies do you have for spending so much time in front of a screen?

AUDREY ADAIR IS A FREELANCE PR CONSULTANT AND FOUNDER OF 'THE SCOPE'. SHE'S BASED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AND SPECIALIZES IN WORKING WITH CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE VIDEO GAME AND ESPORTS INDUSTRIES. FOLLOW AUDREY ON INSTAGRAM AND LINKEDIN.