Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend + A Giveaway!
As a blogger, writer and food photographer, I’m constantly staring at screens. Whether it’s editing photos on my home computer, writing a blog post in an airport on my laptop or taking an Instagram photo at the hottest new restaurant, most of my day is spent inside the screen.
It started to take its toll on me. My eyes would get so tired after only a short amount of screentime and they would start twitching! It was not only annoying, but it had me worried after about my health. Naturally, I fell down the rabbit hole of the internet and came upon the topic of digital eyestrain. I started reading about the subject, blinking through my twitchy eyelids at articles calling for caffeine quitting (NOPE) and getting more sleep. While I probably should heed that general life advice, sometimes shit gets in the way, like I dunno, deadlines? And let’s be real, I cannot (will not) live without my cappuccinos and London Fogs.
Then, another blogger I follow started sporting these amazing specs and raving about Phonetic Eyewear. I was intrigued, then excited. The glasses filter the harsh blue light coming from your computer, tablet and phone screen (which, let’s be honest, most of us are staring at all day long). Phonetic Computer Eyewear help to ease digital eyestrain.
Phonetic Eyewear to the rescue
Before Phonetic Eyewear arrived on the scene, your only options were to wear ugly yellow sunglasses or get dorky glasses from your doctor. But Phonetics has dozens of super trendy and classic designs anyone will love. Plus, you can order most of the frames with non-prescription, reading or prescriptions lenses, and sunglasses too!
I went with the Grace frames in transparent crystal (they come in five colours) and I love them. They are super lightweight; I don’t even notice that I’m wearing them most of the time, and they feel super stylish. After only a few weeks of wearing them, my eyes aren’t twitching anymore, and with the winter coming up I’m less worried about dryness while working long hours. In addition to wearing my Phonetic Computer Eyewear, I try and follow the 20-20-20 rule:
Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen and allow your eyes to focus on a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for 20 seconds or longer.
The only drawback, which would be the case for any blue light filtering, is I have to be careful when editing photos. I make sure to not make the white balance way too yellow.
Do you want a pair of these rad glasses? Well, you’re in luck because Phonetic gave me a second pair of non-prescription Grace frames in transparent crystal you can win! Giveaway is valid to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec), and you can enter below. The giveaway will run until November 29th at 11:59 am (Newfoundland Time) and a winner will be drawn on November 30th.