One of the biggest struggles I have as a student blogger is physically staying in front of my computer for as long as a need to be. I suffer from chronic migraine, which comes with the burden of an almost daily headache that begins around 1 o'clock if I don't already have a migraine.
When I was 13 I was given prescription glasses (despite my almost perfect vision) to try and help my headaches. When I was 15 they discovered I had astigmatism, and hoped that new glasses would help, they didn't.
I was told to wear the glasses while I worked on the computer or watched TV, which is basically all the time. But instead of helping they actually worsened my headaches. As soon as I took them off I'd get confused or disoriented and have to sit for five minutes before I stopped being dizzy.
Recently, a company called Phonetic Eyewear reached out to me about a new type of glasses made specifically for computer use. I was ecstatic! I went online to look at some of the glasses thinking they'd look like boring, ugly standard looking glasses. Oh My I was surprised! The glasses reminded me of Warby Parker and they were extremely affordable. It's on $49 for a pair with just the computer lenses, and $99 with a prescription.
Once they came in the mail i was so anxious to see if they worked. I put them on and didn't notice kind of drastic change right away, but as soon as I took them off I realized how much they were helping me.
These glasses are meant to block the blue light that comes from computers from entering your eye and causing your eyes to strain, which typically causes those afternoon headaches for most people. When I took these glasses off and saw my laptop for the first time I was amazed! I had no idea how blue my screens really were.
I've been wearing these glasses for about a week now and the difference is amazing. All you students, bloggers, or student bloggers out there need to look into getting a pair of these glasses. Not only will they look super cute in your Instagram pic with your Starbucks and the book your reading, but they'll also help save you from that eventual blogger burnout caused by eye strain.
Honestly guys, I'm amazed at how much I love these glasses. I feel like an idiot for spending so much money on prescription glasses I never wear. When I'm not as poor of a college student as I am right now I will be buying at least two more pair.
I can't wait to see if these help you guys!