Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses
Constant headaches, eye strain, and trouble sleeping were among the few things that prompted me to finally purchase computer glasses. Before that I tried a few online recommendations for reducing such symptoms, however, nothing seemed to work.
After a quick search online, I came across some pretty convincing reviews that recommended the Cyxus blue light-blocking computer glasses. Despite my skeptical nature, I was willing to give these a try because anything was better than the alternative.
I’ve been using these glasses for almost a year which is more than a sufficient amount of time to gather an opinion on their effectiveness.
What makes these glasses so special?
Unlike your conventional bifocals, these glasses don’t require a prescription and they are made especially for individuals who tend to spend a lot of time on their electronics. According to the manufacturer, these glasses should reduce headaches, and eye strain, and promote better sleep. The Cyxus glasses achieve this by effectively blocking harmful light from TV, computers, cellphones, and other digital screens.
For the price, I honestly wasn’t not expecting any fancy gift wrap, but to my surprise, it came in a well-thought-out pack. All items in the box came well secured with their rapper. Included in the box are the eyeglasses, a carrying case, cleaning cloth, blue light testing kit, and gift card.
- At first glance, I can say Cyxus makes no attempt at being inconspicuous with their branding. The Cyxus logo is plastered on almost every item including the case, cleaning cloth, and lens on the glasses. Yes, you heard me right. When tilted in the right lighting you can see the logo on the lens. However, this is not visible when wearing glasses.
- Besides that, these glasses are stylish, well built, and fit comfortably on my head. The lens has a slight yellow tint to them which is hardly noticeable. I assume this is directly related to its blue-light blocking feature.
- The carrying case is made of a sturdy black leather material on the exterior and a soft red material lining the inside. My only complaint however is that the stitches start to become loose after using it for a few months. A minor inconvenience that can be remedied by purchasing a replacement case online.
- After trying on these glasses my second urge was to test the blue light blocking capabilities using the test card and light. When exposed to the blue light from the mini torch the white testing card turns blue. This reaction is temporary and the color gradually fades back to white. With the glasses acting as a buffer between both torch and card there is no visible change.
- Though the testing kit was a nice little gimmick, it fails at retaining value afterward. I figure most people will eventually toss it along with the other packaging materials.
Do they work?
Yes, I believe these glasses are effective at blocking the blue light. In terms of being a solution for the harmful effects of extended screen exposure, that’s a different story. Each individual’s experience will vary according to daily routines. I found that symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, and eye strain were reduced.
At the same time, I have been using the glasses with a combination of other routines. In other words, I can’t say if this is a direct result of the glasses or a combination with other practices.
Eye strain reduction routines
Besides using computer glasses, the 20-20-20 rule is a good practice for those who are unable to physically remove themselves from the screen. This rule states that for every 20 minutes spent in front of a screen you should look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
Some other helpful tips are maintaining proper posture, increasing the screen text size, turning on blue light reducing features on your electronics, and just shutting off your electronics before bedtime.
Lastly, for those not tied down to a desk, I suggest gradually reducing the amount of time spent in front of the screen.
If your symptoms persist even after trying different methods then it might be a good idea to consult with your doctor.
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