I’ve Made a Really Nerdy Purchase But My Eyes Are So Happy
If you were listening to the show this morning, you heard Michael and Gazelle making fun of my new "statement glasses." But I love them! And so do my eyeballs.
I've worked at a desk, staring at a computer screen 8-10 hours a day, since I graduated from college five years ago. My eyes have always been sensitive to light (they are super light grey/blue) and noticed that by the end of the work week, my eyes are killing me. They tend to get irritated and painful, then I'd end up with a migraine. I tried using the apps that change the color of your screen, tried dimming the screen, tried taking "eye breaks" but nothing was really helping.
It's not really an option for me to not spend a ton of time every day on the computer, and it was getting frustrating constantly rubbing my eyes or feeling like my vision was blurry when I WASN'T looking at a screen of some sort. So since I am convinced I can fix all my problems by Googling things and on Amazon, I looked for "blue light blocking" glasses. They essentially have a special lens that stops blue light from screens from getting to your eyes. It's like putting your eyes in "night shift," but without the yellow tint. At $20, I decided that it really wouldn't be a big deal if they didn't help. Especially when lenses from a doctor with a coating that does the same are upwards of $300.
Michael says they are "statement" glasses - probably because they are pretty big. And he essentially told me I looked weird. But I've been staring at a laptop screen, on full brightness, since 5 a.m. and my eyes aren't stinging or hurting. Thanks, Amazon and the Interwebz!