EXYRA Eyewear review: Cut the effects of screen time

June 13, 2019

EXYRA Blue-Light Eyewear

Do you spend most of your day in front of a screen? I’m sure you’re aware it can damage your eyes, but did you know there is an easy solution? Eye fatigue, headaches, insomnia and even wrinkles are all linked with exposure to blue light emitted from screens. Here is how EXYRA Eyewear can help.

WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT?

According to a study, four eight-hour workdays in front of a computer exposes the skin to the same amount of energy as 20 minutes in the mid-afternoon sun. With people reportedly checking their phone up to 150 times a day, blue light – or High Energy Visible (HEV) light – is shown to cause stress on the skin. It can even mess with our collagen structure and speed up signs of ageing.

The skin around our eyes in under the strain of 22 muscles that help to coordinate around 10,000 blinks per day. This area of skin is the most sensitive on our body (read how I like to look after it!). As one of the first areas to age, HEV light can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Not only that, research shows blue light can cause headaches and even insomnia.

WHAT IS EXYRA EYEWEAR?

EXYRA is a small Australian business developed by a Brisbane engineer. They decided it’s time to put a stop to harm associated with blue light. The engineer developed a range of regular or prescription lenses that can be purchased in a range of stylish frames.

Unlike regular brands, EXYRA eyewear is made using a photochromic dye which absorbs and blocks high frequency blue light wavelengths. This helps to prevent retina damage and damage to the sensitive skin around the eye (watch demonstration here!). The EXYRA lens also protects from UVA and UVB damage caused by the sun.

EXYRA Blue-Light Eyewear

THE VERDICT

Firstly, the frames are ultra-stylish and there is a huge range of styles to choose from. The glasses feel no different than my usual prescription glasses, providing clear and sharp focus with the added benefit of blue-light protection. A huge must-have for those who spend most of our working time in front of a screen!

Finally, if you can’t decide on a style, EXYRA offers a virtual try on so you can see what the glasses will look like on before committing to a purchase.

EXYRA glasses are available online from just $98.

Thank you EXYRA for gifting me my prescription glasses.

 

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