Do blue-light blocking glasses actually work?

Blue light glasses from Firmoo
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls / Creative Bloq)

If you spend a lot of time staring at screens as part of your day job, are an avid gamer, or tend to watch movies to unwind in the evenings, then chances are you've been exposed to a fair amount of blue light. Even with one of the best monitors for graphic design with blue-light blocking filters set, this high-energy visible light can still potentially cause eye fatigue, impact your sleep, enhance digital eye strain, and in severe cases lead to vision problems.

I've been using prescription blue-light-blocking glasses for over three years now, and I have to be honest, I really can't tell if they work or not. My job as an e-commerce writer for Creative Bloq means that I spend eight hours a day, five days a week staring at my laptop screen, and then once the working day is over you'll probably find me editing photos or gaming on my PlayStation 5 console. 

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.