Casual recommendation: If you are looking for blue light filtering products, all modern computers offer this in software as 'NightShift', 'Night Light' or the like. Additionally, understand that all methods of this affect your ability to design as per how your user will see your product and that you will have to review designs without them which may require rework. (Reducing blue light causes contrast differences spectrum-wide.)
The "nightshift" modes on digital devices are great, I think they should be turned on by default on most devices, especially because most non-technical people don't even think about these things and mostly don't touch these settings. The eye strain is reduced quite a bit, I can see by the quality of sleep I get if I have it turned on or off in the evening.
Having said that, it shouldn't be viewed as a substitute for the glasses. While the blue light is reduced a bit by the digital filter, the glasses actually reduce more than 90% of the blue light that hits your eyes, which is totally awesome. While I don't wear them every day at work, the difference between how tired m eyes get during the day is noticeable in the afternoon when I can relax a bit and don't have to concentrate on the designs and stuff that much.
Also, because we're staring intensely into a light source most of the time during the work hours, we don't blink as much as we should so the eyes don't get the moisture they need. I'd suggest buying eye drops and try to catch yourself when you've stared into the screen for some time and use them. These don't even have to be expensive, as long as they keep your eyes from drying out they're doing their job.
I'd totally recommend the glasses and drops if you can afford it. The protection is definitely worth the investment on the long run as you only have one pair of eyes ;)
Searching on google and asking a some friends, I find this Brand of glasses Gunnar, I think these glasses are pretty cool and with a nice price.
This is my favorite : https://gunnar.com/product/intercept/
These are heavenly. I own and use everyday.
If you're in Europe, go to Ace & Tate and buy a pair with their Blue filter. It's only 10€ more and the quality is really high without having hugly yellow glasses.
Thanks for the heads up! Just moved to Netherlands and I've been seeing that store all over.
Go for it without a doubt! :)
Check out: https://gunnar.com/
This is a good read that is a bit more sceptical on the blue filter trend. https://www.cubitts.co.uk/journal/to-filter-or-not-to-filter-a-guide-to-blue-light/
I got a pair of Felix Gray blue light filtering glasses with no prescription, which are helping a ton with my over all sleep quality. I wear them all day long.
Now I've just got to get our Infant to sleep through the night ;)
I have these too, but they give me a headache for some reason.
Warby Parker offers blue-light-filtering lenses on all their glasses, specifically for people who look at computer screens most of the day. It's an additional $50 though.
Be careful with Warby Parker, I had a pair made by them and for over a year I used them... I realize that they had used the wrong prescription. And it took over 20 emails (at least) to have them admit their fault and weeks to refund. I highly recommend Costco, better quality, more honest.
damn...good post idea... I've been thinking about getting something like that myself...glasses etc hope someone with some knowledge on the subject answers lol....