I spend an ungodly amount of time staring at screens. From the moment I wake up in the morning until the moment I fall asleep, I am face to face with electronics. Whether I’m working on my iPad during my morning commute, Photoshopping throughout the day or spending quality time with XBOX in the evening, one thing is clear: my lifestyle means that I am at the mercy of blue light.

Enter Phonetic Computer Eyewear. Available with prescription or nonprescription lenses, glasses from Phonetic feature a reflective lens coating that helps to filter out harsh blue light. The type of blue light that can cause eye strain or fatigue that can lead to headaches that are sure to cut your gaming marathons short.

For the purpose of this review, I decided to go with their Abby design. With a subtle cat eye shape and bold coloring, I figured they would be stylish and trendy enough to wear casually at the office or when out in public and man, was I right. I’ve been getting compliment after compliment on them ever since I put them on.

The protective lens coating results in a slight, and I mean slight, tint that is barely noticeable to an observer and is only noticeable to the wearer when you first put them on. After my eyes adjusted, all I was aware of was how much easier it was to look at my monitor. The coating helps damped the harshness of back lit surfaces but doesn’t do so at the cost of color quality.


I’ve been using my Phonetic Eyewear glasses for 2 weeks now, all day every day, and I’ve already seen a huge improvement in my day-to-day routine. I no longer experience uncomfortable eye dryness and strain by the time 5PM rolls around and in turn, my daily headaches are gone. It’s actually a huge relief. My lifestyle requires I be screen-bound and now I’ve found a product that is actively helping to improve the experience.

Phonetic Eyewear’s diverse and stylish designs, lens science and price tag result in a truly wearable piece of gear that make them an awesome alternative to all the big name gaming glasses on the market.

Just a note, shipping to Canada is $9.95, but all thing considered, I think it’s a small price to pay for such an awesome and effective bit of gear.

DISCLAIMER: Girls on Games was provided with a pair of Phonetic Computer Eyewear glasses for the purpose of this review.