The average American spends about 10 hours each day staring at a digital screen. Time in front of digital devices can lead to blurred vision and eye strain. Fortunately, wearing computer glasses can help reduce symptoms of digital eye fatigue. We compiled a list of the top options to help you find the perfect pair that suits your style preferences and budget.
FramesDirect can turn any lens into blue-violet-light-filtering lenses. We do this by adding our BlueReflect™ lens coating to the lenses of your choice. Companies like GUNNAR and Oakley also offer yellow or amber-tinted lenses for improved contrast. Read on to discover which styles and brands made our list of preferred digital screen specs.
Blue-violet light is between 400 and 455nm as stated by ISO TR20772-2018.
Our picks for the best computer glasses:
The Oakley Airdrop is also our top pick for the best digital glasses overall.
Oakley has entered the world of computer and gaming glasses with their Prizm™ lenses. They come in clear and yellow tints for optimal contrast during extended screen usage.
The GUNNAR Phenom ranks as our top choice for the best computer glasses for eye strain.
These specs have an aluminum-magnesium frame with rubber temple tips and nose pads. They’re also equipped with the proprietary GUNNAR Blue Light Filter™ (GBLF). This filter drastically reduces exposure to blue light.
Many Polinelli Milano prescription frames could have won this category. But we chose the Readers P304 for the ideal affordable option. The frames are made of flexible TR-90 material, making them lightweight and durable.
The frames come with blue light filtering lenses to help soothe your eyes when using a digital device. They retail for about $40, so you can improve your eye comfort without stressing your wallet.
With more schools using E-learning tools, digital eye strain is just as much a concern for kids as it is for adults. The Ray-Ban Junior RY1549 is our top pick for kids’ computer specs.
We chose them for their TikTok-approved aesthetic and easy-to-wear construction. The frames can be fitted with prescription or clear lenses, so your child can look cool while reducing exposure to blue light.
Due to their simple silhouette and low profile, the Flexon 601 is our top choice for computer readers. These eye-catching frames are crafted in a proprietary titanium alloy (also called Flexon). This alloy makes it so the frame will return to their original shape after twisting or bending.
Combine comfort and Italian couture with our pick for favorite designer option. The Gucci GG0241O glassesmake it possible to get blue light filtering without sacrificing luxury.
These frames present a fresh take on the timeless aviator silhouette with a pronounced browline and oversized rims. The larger lenses provide a wide viewing field for optimal comfort when working on a computer screen. Make a bold statement and give your eyes some relief with this pick from Gucci.
We love XXL for their versatile men’s styles and extended sizing for people with larger features. The Argonaut frames are no exception to the brand’s attention to detail. So, we picked them as our favorite prescription option for men’s digital specs.
The neutral, rectangular frames will flatter most face shapes and compliment any ensemble. Add a blue-violet light or anti-reflective coating to the prescription lenses to feel confident in how you look and the comfort of your eyes.
Choosing our favorite specs for women was easy with the Lucyann US frames from Kate Spade. They combine a lightweight construction with the playful aesthetic we expect from one of our favorite designers.
Add blue light coating to the lenses and watch these rectangular frames become your new favorite accessory. The Lucyann frames have a narrow profile with lifted endpoints for a subtle cat-eye appearance. Flexible wire core temples adjust for proper fit and increased comfort. Enjoy optimal vision at home or the office with this pick from Kate Spade.
Maui Jim is an industry leader in UV-blocking technology for their sun shades. Their lenses were awarded the Seal of Recommendation from the American Skin Cancer Society. It’s for this reason that the Maui Jim Joy Ride 841 shades are our pick for best computer sunglasses.
Their polarized lenses reduce glare and blue light without removing hues from your field of view. Choose these shades if you plan to use screens outdoors and enjoy blue-violet light filtering and UV protection at the same time.
Reviewed by Sonia Kelley, OD, MS on June 13, 2023
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