Even if you’ve been blessed with 20/20 vision (and red hair!), your eyes may need a bit of a break. Phones, computers and tablets have short-wave blue light — this is why the screen is so attractive and bright. Blue light itself is a short-wave blue light in the spectrum of colors visible to the human eye. Its wavelength is in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. People have started to worry about the health effects of blue light emitting from screens. And since redheads are known to be more sensitive, you may be wondering why you have increased headaches or eye strain.
For this reason, more and more people are wearing blue light glasses (prescription or no prescription). So many brands are now offering these blue light filtering and we’ve got a list* that will give your eyes a rest, not break the bank, and complement your fiery red locks.
1. Function meets fashion
If you are new to the blue light glasses game, and not sure you want to invest too much, this Amazon find will be the perfect fit. This particular pair is highly rated and has great reviews, plus it comes in 14 different color options.
2. Hipster Gold
This pair is another great Amazon find, but with a bit of a hipster flair. They are available in gold and rose gold.
3. Seeing red
In this case, seeing red is a good thing. These Warby Parker frames have a bit of a cat-eye look to them and with a color name like “oxblood fade”, others will know to take your look seriously.
4. Just Right
Tortoise is really a neutral color when it comes to us redheads, and this pair is a personal favorite. Warby Parker has plenty of options that come in a tortoise tint, but this particular pair is a classic, subtle frame, and well, it’s just right.
Warby Parker Wright, $95
5. Feeling Rosy
We all may benefit from looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, and while these block the blue light, you may just see things a bit more clearer. Named after Emily Roebling, the first female engineer who assisted with supervising the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, it’d be hard not to put these on and not feel like a super-women in your own right.
Felix Gray Roebling, $95
Rock it like a Redhead!
*Always seek medical advice for your specific eyes. These recommended brands are simply recommendations and are not based on your eye prescription.
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