Working from home during a global pandemic has meant taking the good with the bad. I’ve been working from home since April of 2020 and one unintended consequence that I didn’t expect has been dealing with eye fatigue from staring at a digital screen all day, every day. WebEx and Microsoft Teams meetings back-to-back, spreadsheets and powerpoints, oh my.
I’d read about blue light glasses but wasn’t sure if they’d work. I read some online reviews and talked to a couple of co-workers, trying out a couple of their glasses. The problem is, I’m a little bit vain and if I was going to be on video chat all day, I needed the glasses to work but I also need them to look great.
I was with a friend a couple of months ago and this topic came up. I buy companies for a living, doing mergers and acquisitions (when not blogging as a side-gig), and we were talking about companies with an eco-friendly mission. I commented that my company is becoming more and more cognizant of the values and ethics behind the products and companies we look to acquire. My friend then told me about MessyWeekend eyewear and I decided to check out their website.
MessyWeekend is a Copenhagen based company with a young, authentic, international team that has a strong opinion about fashion and doing the right thing. For every pair of MessyWeekend’s eyewear or goggles sold, they donate to clean the equivalent of 100 plastic straws out of our oceans. They have a lot of different eyewear options, including blue light glasses that are minimalist in design and look fantastic. I ordered the Depp Blue Light version in black (shown in the featured image) and love them.
I’ve had the glasses now for about a month. I’ve received several comments on video chat from co-workers asking me where I got them and, most importantly, I’ve noticed fewer headaches in the late afternoon or early evening. I guess that means I got exactly what I wanted – stylish glasses that help with eye fatigue and headaches. It’s also pretty cool to know that I did a small part to support their mission of sustainability and minimalism.
There’s no affiliate links here, so head to Google and check out MessyWeekend yourself. They also have sunglasses, and for my next purchase as we head into the Michigan winter, snow goggles!