Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Web Secret 464: Felix Gray
Maybe for a long time. Maybe for hours.
And by now, we all have a pretty good hunch that doing that is not great for our eyes.
Take it away, Felix Gray.
As they explain on their website:
"Our bodies were never supposed to spend all day in front of screens. Computer Vision Syndrome, also known as Digital Eye Strain, is categorized by the negative side effects of overusing computers. Symptoms include eye strain, blurred vision, headaches, dry eyes, and neck and back strain.
... this is a rapidly growing problem, which makes sense given how often we now stare at our screens. The average American is now in front of a computer for 7.5 hours a day. 200 million people—over 50% of the U.S. population—already report symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. And this number is increasing 7% per generation.
That’s why Felix Gray started. Our lenses are designed to combat Computer Vision syndrome by filtering blue light and eliminating glare. Blue light is high energy light emitted by screens and glare is unnecessary feedback that enters into the eye."
Felix Gray is not the first company to sell computer eyeglasses.
But they are the first to make them stylish.