Blue Light Glasses: Do You Need Them to Protect Your Eyes While You Work?

If you work at a computer all day, every day it’s likely taking a toll on your eyes.

Whether you notice it or not, your screen is constantly emitting blue light.

If you often get a headache in the afternoon, or experience other symptoms of eye strain you might have blue light to blame for that. Because most technology screens emit blue light, it’s difficult to avoid in today’s modern working environment where computers are the norm. 

So what can you do to reduce your exposure?

While limiting screen time is a good place to start, odds are you can’t completely ditch your laptop — and to make up for that, there is another solution.

And it’s a pretty good looking one: Blue light glasses. Before you shrug off the idea, hear us out.

Keep reading to discover some of the most fashionable blue light glasses on the market. 

Oscar Wylee, Soma Inlay $249 (including digital lens)

These geometric frames look fantastic on both men and women. Made by Oscar Wylee, they’re long-lasting and durable. Hot tip: You can get any frame from the brand and add a blue light lens for an additional $80. 

Oscar Wylee
Oscar Wylee

Quay, Blueprint $69

Made by the Australian eyewear brand, Quay, the Blueprint glasses are your classic black frames but upgraded. With a slightly rounded edge, the unisex oversized frames are the perfect cross between simple and fashionable. The brand claims they’re “universally flattering”, so if you’re unsure where to start, this pair might be your answer. 


Main and Central, Albany-51, $160 (including digital protection lens)

These slightly cat-eye frames are perfect for women who want something a little more chic. From the site Clearly, any frame can be paired with a “digital protection lens” starting from $65. Better yet, you can add your prescription on the site as well, if you typically need glasses anyway. 

Main and Central
Main and Central

Derek Cardigan, Wright-57, $150 (including digital protection lens)

If you’re more of a classic type of guy, these men’s glasses are the perfect ones for you. With adjustable nose pads, these glasses provide maximum comfort. The industrial style flatters large faces, while the bold brow-line can balance out a narrow jaw. 

Whether or not you already have a prescription, blue light lenses will help protect your eyes during your day-to-day work.

Even wearing them for a few hours of the day can reduce your eye strain and protect you from the damages caused by blue light.

While these are just a few options, you can also always choose your favourite pair and supplement blue light lenses for around $60-$80, so the possibilities are as far and wide as regular glasses shopping.

Derek Cardigan Wright
Derek Cardigan Wright