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Vision Quest | Advanced Lenses for Screen-Addled Eyes

While some people feel the effects of looking at a computer screen for too long (by way of eye irritation, itchiness or headaches), the reality is that it does affect all of us, but fortunately there is something we can do. The negative impact of looking at screens all day happens because the screens are backlit, and emit high-energy visible light (or HEV light.) Now available are glasses that have an innovative lens coating to shield eyes from HEV. The change in the lens is barely detectable, (usually these glasses will have a subtle blue hue to them), and you can wear them all day, just rotate them in after staring at a screen for hours at work, or reserve them for that entertainment-screen viewing that happens later in the day.

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Sometimes with new technology, you can lose a little something in the style sector (Google Glass anyone?) but there are exceptions. Eyebuy Direct has the most comprehensive line up of specs that can totally integrate with digital screen protection lenses. The tech is available from EBD Blue and Eyezen by Essilor, and you can add this feature to literally hundreds of frames. Even better, the advanced lenses are completely affordable, so even if you have perfect vision, you may want to integrate a pair for your eye health anyway.

The Legendary, $28, is a medium sized frame available in black & brown (shown) or navy. 

Look smart in the understated, super-slim, European-inspired Albee, $38. 

The Central, $28, frames are a large size square shape in unique matte green color. 

Stand out from the crowd wearing well-curated streetwear with super unexpected floral frames. Try the Solar specs, $41. 

The Thin Line, $48, are large metal frames with a matte grey finish.

The White Pine, $38, is a small sized frame available in black (shown) or Olive. Both variations feature contrasting simulated bamboo temples and arms. 

 Look oh so studious in the Berkeley, $51. They are small sized frames available in burgundy (shown) or black. 

Look to the future in the Flashback, $41, a retro frame with modern appeal. 

All images courtesy of Eyebuy Direct.