I have a weird thing with glasses. I’ve always always wanted a pair; I feel like they can amplify an outfit and make a person look classier in an instant. Much to my (ironic) dismay, I have perfect vision. Better than perfect, actually. The eye doctor told me I had 20/10 vision which pretty much sealed my fate on a pair of glasses.
This past year, I’ve dedicated hundreds of hours to the blog. I slowly started to notice that while my vision wasn’t necessarily failing, my eyes felt tired from looking at computer screens so frequently. After looking at my screen for a good portion of the day teaching, then coming home and working on the blog, my eyes were done by 9:00. On the weekends, breakfast in bed and “blog time” in the morning is one of my favorite things! Not to mention that I’m an avid reader and spend a lot of my free time diving into a good book on my iPad. My screen time just kept adding up and it was taking a toll on my eyes.
I soon discovered that there were glasses built specifically for eye protection against electronic devices. I knew this would be the answer to both of my problems: I could finally have my own pair of glasses and all of my tired eye woes would be solved! When I started searching for a pair of my own, many of the glasses were not stylish or cute. Introduce Pixel Eyewear. When I stumbled upon Pixel through a google search, I realized I’d found a winner. Not only were their glasses top notch in screen protection, but they were all so stylish as well! My preference was a pair of small frames in tortoise shell and that’s exactly what I found with the Capra pair.
The glasses absorb the high energy blue light that electronics give off, yet they also manage to block UV rays outside. It’s a win/win. Anti-glare and anti-scratch lenses keep your frames perfect and I’ve been using mine pretty consistently for the past month, toting them back and forth between school and home. I’m extremely impressed with the quality and have definitely noticed a difference on my eyes. As someone who looked into Warby Parker, I can say with confidence that these are a better price point if you’re just looking for glasses to protect your eyes, rather than prescription eyeglasses. There are days that I’m looking at a computer screen for 6+ hours a day (and I know many of you are way more than that), so I feel like the $70 price point is justified in helping me avoid headaches and tired eyes. Pixel has tons of glasses that you can choose from and the company is still growing. This was a fabulous solution for me and I find myself wearing the glasses even if I’m not around a computer because I can’t resist a good accessory 😉
By the way, we’ll be taking Monday off for Memorial Day and it’s Brandon’s birthday weekend! We’ll see you back here on Tuesday though for a “Two Minute Tuesday” post. (See this to learn more about our new Tuesday summer series.) Have a wonderful weekend!