Review: Save Your Eyes with Computer Glasses from Felix Gray

Ever since I started using computers, around the age of 13, I have needed prescription glasses. I have no doubt the constant use of CRTs and later LCDs have put a strain on my eyes. If only I had Computer Glasses ($95) from Felix Gray back then. Of course, they didn't exist, but you can pick them up now. They are meant for computer users who do not wear prescription lenses although they also offer magnification models a.k.a. "Readers."

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Because I require prescription lenses, I had a family member try them. She found them effective immediately. It was much easier for her to look at a screen, especially for long periods. The glasses filter out blue light and reduce digital eye strain. The results include being able to sleep better

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The glasses are available in assorted styles, cleverly named after technology legends like Turing, Faraday and others and they are well-packaged. They aren't cheap but I've spent a small fortune on prescription glasses and eye exams over the years, so it could be a good investment. Plus, you might find you look "smarter" with glasses! And people won't recognize that you're a superhero!

Pros

  • Effective immediately
  • Prevent digital eye strain
  • Filter blue light
  • Available as readers
  • Assorted styles, well packaged

Cons

  • Expensive

Final Verdict

If you suffer from digital eye strain, you might be able to put off requiring prescription glasses with Computer Glasses from Felix Gray. 

iPhone Life Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.