In this video I go over my top four pairs of blue light blocking glasses. What are blue light blocking glasses? Well they help block out a lot of the negative artificial “junk light” many of our exposed to on a daily basis. You see, the sun has a vast array of colors and spectrums, such as: orange, yellow, blue, red, green, and violet. The problem is, most of us aren’t getting outside anymore and being exposed to all these magnificent spectrums. Instead, we are working odd hours, hardly getting outside, and when we do, we cover our bodies in clothes, wear sunscreen, and wear sunglasses. Essentially, we are blocking all the powerful effects of the sun and it’s effect on our biology.
Further, we escape to our 8-5 job, which has us trapped in an office that is composed of primarily LED and fluorescent bulbs. These lights are pretty much lopsided, and are entirely emitting the blue spectrum of the light, instead of a vast array. What’s wrong with this you ask? Well, the blue spectrum is extremely harsh on our eyes and it’s difficult for the eye to process. The eye then becomes stressed and overworked, because it expels a lot of energy to process this blue light (see my blog post on How to Hack Shift Work, where I go into detail about mitochondria, and why the eye is so important to health). Blue light is also the spectrum of light that tells the brain, “It’s daylight, it’s time to be awake,” which is why many of us have issues sleeping. Our way of winding down at night is watching TV (#bluelight), or reading on our kindle (#bluelight), or texting our friends on our iPhone (#bluelight).
In order to relieve the eye of all this stress, prevent burnout, energy drops, loss of focus, brain fog and fatigue, as well as insomnia, throw on a pair of blue light blocking glasses. The four I like are the following:
- True Dark Glasses:
PROS: comfy, wrap around design prevent any entry of blue light
PROS: comfy, stylish, moderately priced
CONS: blue light can enter from sides, no wrap around design
- Amazon Pair
CONS: dorky looking, don’t go outside of your home with these on
PROS: stylish, can wear like regular reading glasses, doesn’t have traditional orange screen
CONS: only blocks out 25% of blue light
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