For a variety of reasons, it is a rare occurrence that I manually tryout a product that’s presented at Sensors Online and review it afterwards. The main reason is that most of the devices I cover would have to be designed into a product, a ritual I neither have the time or resources to perform.
On the other hand, it’s also rare that I’m presented with the opportunity to checkout a product that I, and many of our readers and expo attendees would need and appreciate daily that does not require an engineering degree or lab resources to employ. Such is the case when I was recently given the chance to test run Pixel Eyewear’s computer glasses.
It’s probably safe to say that most folks are spending excessive blocks of time daily starring at computer, TV, and smartphone displays that emit quite a bit of blue light. It’s also probably safe to say that most of us ignore the safety warnings about the potential damages to our eyesight by extended periods of exposure to blue light.
A few folks may have heeded the warnings and purchased one of those filter screens for their PCs and/or Macs. However, the computers are not the only devices that command attention from our eyes. There are those huge flat- and arched-screen TVs in our homes, hotels, restaurants, and bars. Then there are the smartphones people and their kids stare at for hours in between the computer and TV viewings. Topping it all off are all those electronic displays that have replaced analog signs. Except for sleep time, we are bombarded with blue light most of our waking day, and we can’t put a filter on every device, or expect the device makers to have our best interests in mind, particularly when it comes to cost and profit margins.
Well, here’s one viable solution. Pixel Eyewear’s blue-light blocking eyeglasses can be worn all day if necessary or just during those times one is viewing any of the aforementioned displays. Off the shelf, these are basic eyeglasses, offered in a variety of frame styles and the lenses are clear.
I personally spend a minimum of 10 hours a day working in front of a PC screen and at the end of a day, reading anything becomes a chore. I do not wear prescription glasses at this time, however that could change in the not too distant future. However, I had the chance to checkout a pair of Pixel Eyewear’s computer glasses and after three days of use just for work, I did notice a significant difference in how my eyes felt at the end of the day.
When I first put on a pair of the company’s Cerco model glasses, I noticed a very slight decrease in ambient light. Working in front of the computer screen, I did not notice any greater or lesser clarity of vision and use became quite seamless. I will point out that, as one who does not wear glasses other than sunglasses when traveling outdoors, it took a couple hours to get used wearing glasses, but that’s just a personal generalization.
Cerco Computer Glasses
After three days of wearing the glasses for work and for other display viewing, my eyes felt pretty much zero fatigue at the end of the day. Also, I found myself straining less to read labels and other sundry items that present themselves during the course of a day. Briefly put, the results are significant enough for me to continue using these glasses.
One important question, what about people who wear prescription glasses? Pixel can accommodate prescription lenses as well.
Okay that’s my experience, which is quite positive. However, each individual my have different results. Just like any medical device, dietary supplement, or medicine, one size does not fit all. My only recommendation and endorsement would be to checkout Pixel Eyewear and judge for yourself if they are right for you. For more details and pricing, visit Pixel Eyewear. -MD