Review: Protect Your Eyes with Clearly Coated Lenses

A few weeks ago I suffered a very minor eye injury. My eye was in constant pain and I finally went to see the eye doctor when I couldn’t sleep through the night or look at a computer screen without crying. Once I realized how difficult it was to get anything done with one hurt eye I realized what most people would:

HOLY CRAP my eyes are IMPORTANT!

I don’t take care of them nearly as well as I should with regular visits to the optometrist, I sometimes use my contacts for longer than I should, and I subject them to harmful glare and lighting while I stare at a screen for upwards of 12 hours/day! I realized that as our screen time increases, we need to ensure our eyes are properly taken care of.

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I usually don’t spring for all the extra bells and whistles when I order my glasses since I use them secondary to my contacts (and because I have no idea what half of the options even are!) but when I hurt my eye and was banned from wearing contacts until my eye healed I picked up a new set of specs and ordered Clearly’s KODAK BlueReflect Lenses.

Digital Eye Burn

Devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers emit High Energy Visible (HEV) blue light that can cause digital eye burn. Symptoms include blurred vision, headaches, dry eyes (one of the causes of my eye injury), and trouble sleeping.
Since decreasing digital device usage is not a viable option for those of us with J-O-Bs, eye protection is a much more realistic option! The KODAK BlueReflect lenses I ordered help to reflect and filter blue light emitted by digital devices. I chose one of Clearly’s exclusive brand’s Derek Cardigan frames and submitted my order and my new glasses arrived 2 days later! Now I’m just sitting here taking care of my eyes and lookin’ cute while doin’ it!
Glasses from Clearly
I’ve always wondered what kind of damage I’m subjecting my eyes to by sitting in front of a computer all day and my smartphone all night but I’m glad that I’m reducing the amount of harm to my eyes now!

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Protect your eyes! All the cute puppy pictures on the internet won’t look at themselves when we’re old and our eyes are ruined from thousands of hours staring at screens!
Enter to win your own pair of glasses from Clearly’s line of exclusive frames. All you have to do is tell me @JamieLeighTO and @clearlyca on Twitter how you are going to take better care of your eyes. Click the Tweet button below to write your own tweet:


Contest closes Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Contest is only open to residents of Canada and the U.S.. Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified on Twitter.
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5 Comments

  1. Guest2
    September 23, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Great blog, Jamie! I had no idea there were special lenses to help protect your eyes from screen time. No IDEA! Love it though – I feel like I could have written this blog myself because I have the same issues (wearing my contacts for 16+ hours…yikes!) and have always wondered if one day I’d wake up blind because of all the time I spend in front of screens. But what are you going to do about it right? I’m not sure my boss would appreciate me telling her that all my work will be done via pen and paper from here on out 🙂 Hope you are doing well. I don’t normally comment on your blog, but I do love it. Keep up the good work!
    Colleen

  2. December 7, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    How well do the glasses work? Do you have less eyestrain? Do you get sleepy more easily with the blue light blocked?

    • Paola Montserrat Bautista
      October 10, 2016 / 10:25 am

      I also want to know if it really help you? In what did it help you? I’m looking for reviews bc i work in from of the computer all day everyday and i can feel it in my eyes.

  3. Kerry Maxwell
    January 6, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    They should make it more clear that these lenses are not color accurate, although clearly if they are blocking blue light, you are not seeing the full spectrum. If color accuracy is critical for your job, like it is for mine, these lenses are not a good idea, as they impart a pronounced warm yellow cast to everything. I sit in front of a monitor all day, so the idea of reducing eyestrain is appealing, but I need to accurately see the colors on my monitor. If you are familiar with the f.lux app, these lenses are like the the early stages of that apps color shift.