If we're being generous to ourselves, we probably only spend 95 percent of our lives in front of a screen. We're editors, so the majority of the day is spent staring at a computer (glamorous, we know), and when we leave the office to enter the real world, we join the millions of others who socialize by having a conversation between checking Instagram, snapping a selfie and texting.
Unfortunately, all of this "screen time" isn't exactly good for our health. Between the constant squinting that could just equal more wrinkles (!), "tech neck" and constant headaches, we're all looking for an easy solution — especially since we're clearly not giving up our screens.
Since the combination of blue light and glare from our screens can damage our eyes, Felix Gray developed non-prescription and reading eyewear to protect them. The lenses tackle eye strain with a multi-prong approach, filtering the blue light from your screen that causes eye strain and potential damage to our retina, as well as a premium AR coating to eliminate yet another unnecessary stress on the eyes: that glare from each and every screen you own. The feature of slight magnification is optional and also helps reduce stress on the eye's ciliary muscle.
Some of Fashionista's stylish editors tested out a few of the Felix Gray styles during their hectic work days, running from meetings to the office — and, of course, always on some sort of screen in between. All health benefits aside, the beautiful design won them all over.
Maria, while in her element of multi-tasking between music, memes and interview appointments, tried out the Roebling in Sazarac Crystal. She noted that while the style was a bit more polished compared to what she normally wears, she liked the juxtaposition against her streetwear-inspired outfit. As for the lenses themselves, Maria said that they helped her to see everything crystal clear, and she literally forget that she had them on since they're so lightweight.
Alyssa tends to refer to herself as a verified 'glasses hoarder', keeping several pairs stashed around since she spends so much time staring at a screen – and she's prone to headaches due to the strain. "When this sleek black Felix Gray pair slid across my desk, I put them on as normal, not quite knowing what to expect. After about a day of use, I can attest that I felt myself squinting less — a habit I've been diligently trying to break! — and I got several compliments on how well the frames fit my face."
Jill was actually recently told by her doctor that she's becoming nearsighted because of all of her screen time, so she was eager to try out the Jemison glasses. "Not only does the screen look clearer when wearing these, but they are so cute that I caught myself wearing them out one night!"
Chloe on the other hand doesn't wear glasses regularly, so she was worried they might not naturally fit with her aesthetic, but loved the look of the Faraday style. "I was worried I might look a bit funny with them on, but they looked very natural – Felix slay."
For Stephanie, since she's not typically a glasses wearer, she liked that the Felix Gray pair (she opted for the Turing style) was lightweight and comfortable. "Given how many hours I spend staring at a screen daily — whether it's on my computer at work, watching TV or reading from a device on my commute — I'm fully on board with anything that might help reduce eye strain. I'm also very into the slightly vintage feel of the dark tortoiseshell frames."
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All photos by Whitney Bauck.