Peepers blue light blocking glasses | Review

As a freelance journalist, I spend all day in front of my computer. (Psst . . . when I say all day, I think so! I’m usually online before sunrise and shutting down my laptop shortly before bedtime.) But, while I love my job, I have to admit that spending so a lot of screen time can give me a big headache. . . or make my eyes super strained. . . or make it hard for me to relax after a long day at work. There are a lot of steps I take to stay in top shape during the work week: I go for walks outside, I drink lots of water, and I exercise regularly. But, my favourite? These Peepers by PeeperSpecs Oversized Blue Light Filtering Reading Glasses ($26, originally $27).

There’s a reason Peepers glasses have graced Oprah’s list of favorite things year after year. You see, all screens – be it your television, tablet, smartphone and, yes, your computer – emit blue light. We may be used to small doses of blue light here and there, but too much can strain your eyes, cause headaches and make it harder to fall asleep.

Luckily, Peepers glasses feature exclusive blue light blocking lenses that work overtime to relieve headaches and tired, strained eyes. Additionally, each pair has UV400 protection, dual anti-scratch lenses, as well as a seven-layer anti-reflective coating. (Translation? These glasses are built to last.) Although Peepers glasses offer a non-prescription way to protect your eyes, you can select a magnification strength if your eyes need an extra boost.

Although the blue light blocking design is the main attraction, I must admit that they are also very fun to wear. Although Peepers has a selection of more subtle options — round, rectangular, thin-rimmed (you name it, they’ve got it) — I picked up this ultra-dramatic set of oversized tortoise glasses. As someone who always wanted to wear glasses – but never needed them – I love how these glasses are extra in the best possible way. Another thing to love about the Peepers glasses is the fit. This pair sits comfortably on my face without being too tight or constricting. (It’s basically the gold loop of the glasses.)

The best of all? They are super affordable. Although the price of Peepers glasses varies by style and color, you can find most pairs for less than $30. (I don’t know about you, but I have absoutely spent more on sunglasses, which I only wear a fraction of the time.) So if you’re looking to upgrade your WFH setup or pick something for your discerning inner circle, I couldn’t recommend them more.

(Psst…since these frames are eligible for expedited shipping with an Amazon Prime membership, they could make a great last-minute gift.)

Image source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kelsey Mulvey

Sarah C. Figueiredo