We Love Bloggers, Especially Their Eyes ;)

Hey bloggers, what are you doing to protect your eyes from the hours upon hours you spend in front of backlit devices? Did you know that the blue light emitted from your computer and other digital screens can be hurting your eyes? Phonetic Computer Eyewear is a stylish and simple way to fight the toll these digital devices take on our eyes.

“What is blue light?”, you ask. It is the violet blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths between 380 nanometers (nm) to 500 nm [It’s science]. Blue light is also known as HEV – High Energy Visible light. The most common source of HEV is the sun, obvi, but there are several other culprits out there such as, fluorescent lights, LED lights, TV screens, laptops/computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Now, not all blue light is bad, some (465 nm – 495 nm) is essential to our vision and circadian rhythm or internal sleep/wake cycle. However, recent findings from the AMDF American Macular Degeneration Foundation, suggest that because HEV penetrates deep into the retina it may potentially contribute to macular degeneration, a disease that deteriorates the retina and results in vision loss. Macular Degeneration is typically age related, but we may be speeding up the process by exposing our eyes to higher concentrations of HEV far more frequently. Overexposure to HEV can also suppress the body’s natural release of melatonin which can throw off your sleep cycle (No Thank You!).

Our increased exposure to backlit devices is most commonly linked to digital eye strain (DES). The symptoms of DES include: dry eyes, headache, blurred vision or double vision, and neck and shoulder pain. People who typically suffer from DES are, bloggers, coders, gamers, graphic designers, students, techies, office workers who are in front of a computer and under fluorescent lights all day, and frequent nighttime Netflix bingers ;)

Phonetic can help! We offer glasses with clear, prescription quality lenses that contain a special coating that deflects a portion of the blue light, which reduces eyestrain and improves focus. The other portions of the color spectrum are not filtered, maintaining a sharp image. Phonetic lenses block approximately 35% of the light in the violet/blue spectrum (380nm to 500nm) and more than 50% of the light from 380nm to 450nm, which is the portion of the violet/blue spectrum with the highest energy content.

 

Our computer glasses come in non-prescription, single vision prescription, and computer reader options, so there’s no excuse to subject your eyes to potential damage any more. Check out PhoneticEyewear.com/shop to see our more than 70 different styles starting at $49.

Save Your Vision Month

The American Optometric Association announced that March 2017 is Save Your Vision Month. Phonetic Computer Eyewear couldn’t be happier that AOA is devoting the entire month of March to blue light and digital eye strain awareness!

AOA’s most recent post regarding save your vision month is full of great tips and suggestions for protecting your eyes from the ever-changing technology that can have a potentially harmful impact on your eyes. A lot of the suggestions are solutions that Phonetic already advocates including the 20-20- 20 rule. Look away from your screen and focus on something 20 feet away every 20 minutes for 20 seconds at a time.

Of course, our best suggestion to protect your eyes is to always wear Phonetic computer glasses in front of any back-lit devices. We offer glasses with clear, prescription quality lenses that contain a special coating that deflects a portion of the blue light, which reduces eyestrain and improves focus. The other portions of the color spectrum are not filtered, maintaining a sharp image. Phonetic lenses block approximately 35% of the light in the violet/blue spectrum (380nm to 500nm) and more than 50% of the light from 380nm to 450nm, which is the portion of the violet/blue spectrum with the highest energy content.

Our computer glasses come in non-prescription, single vision prescription, and computer reader options, so there’s no excuse to subject your eyes to potential damage any more. Check out PhoneticEyewear.com/shop to see our more than 70 different styles starting at $49.

And check out the American Optometric Association page for more information about Save Your Vision Month March 2017!

Why you should choose Phonetic Computer Eyewear

As you may know, Phonetic Eyewear is not the only computer eyewear company on the market, but we do believe that we stand out among the competition! There are 4 main reasons that we believe Phonetic Computer Eyewear is a leader in online computer glasses: Lens selection, style, color, and price. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself!

Lens Selection

Phonetic:

Did you know that Phonetic Computer Eyewear comes in 3 lens options? We offer non-prescription (plano) lenses, reading powers ranging from +0.25 through +3.00, and single vision prescription lenses. The only lenses we do not offer are bifocal progressive lenses.

Competitors:

Our closest competitors only offer non-prescription lenses and +0.25 magnification. And those that do offer prescription lenses, charge significant additional fees for them.

 

Style

Phonetic:

Phonetic offers over 70 different stylish frame options that come in at least 3 colors each. Some of our styles come in 6 or more different colors. We are consistently updating our styles to keep up with the latest trends, including our newest Italian line of 12 luxury frames hand-made in Italy with premium Italian acetate. Our glasses are stylish enough to wear every day in any setting.

Competitors:

Our Leading competitors offer as few as 4 styles and at most 30 frame styles. Many of which can appear to be stereotypical computer programmer or gamer glasses. They don’t compare to the fashion frames offered by eyewear retailers.

 

Color

Phonetic:

We offer glasses with clear, prescription quality lenses that contain a special coating that deflects a portion of the blue light, which reduces eyestrain and improves focus. The other portions of the color spectrum are not filtered, maintaining a sharp image. Phonetic lenses block approximately 35% of the light in the violet/blue spectrum (380 nm to 500 nm) and more than 50% of the light from 380 nm to 450 nm, which is the portion of the violet/blue spectrum with the highest energy content.

Competitors:

Most other computer glasses on the market today are tinted amber or yellow. The wearer many find these lenses too aesthetically unappealing. It should be noted that many of the top lens manufacturing companies have developed technology like ours in that it makes use of a deflective coating applied to a clear lens. However, these coatings are typically only available on prescription glasses costing hundreds of dollars. We attempted to find exact percentages of the blue light that is blocked or reflected by our competitors’ lenses and were unsuccessful.

 

Price

Phonetic:

Phonetic has 3 price options to choose from. Our original collection is $49 for non-prescription and readers and $89 for prescription glasses. Our Premium collection is $59 for non-prescription glasses and readers and $99 for prescription glasses. And lastly, our luxury Italian collection is $69 for non-prescription glasses and readers and $109 for prescription glasses.

Competitors:

One competitor’s plano non-prescription glasses start at $90. Others range from $60 - $375


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