Blue Light Blocking Glasses. Do You Need Them? Are They Helpful? Find Out Here!

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I started wearing blue light blocking glasses around a year ago, and the reason I looked into them is that I found my eyes tired at the end of my work shift. Even during my shift, I found myself looking away from the screen for a few minutes trying to get my focus back.

When researching the glasses, I saw a blogger post about how she recently bought some and noticed the difference; she was now able to work up to over 12 hours a day. I had asked her where she bought hers, and we both bought our glasses on

What Are Blue-Light Blocking Glasses?

Blue-Light Blocking Glasses block the blue-light from laptop screens, desktop screens, phones, tablets, and even television. They help with eye strain.

Do They Work? That Depends on Who You Ask.

An article on states that the American Academy of Ophthalmology says that the glasses aren’t needed for computer usage. They say that the blue light does not cause eye disease or eyestrain and that what people are complaining about is the overuse of digital devices.

There are some eye professionals who believe they have some benefits. The article says that Greg Rogers, a senior optician at Eyeworks in Georgia, states he has seen benefits amongst customers, especially those in front of a screen for 6 hours or more. And Samuel Pierce, an OD who was a former president of the American Optometric Association, told USA Today that he recommends using blue light blocking glasses to lessen eyestrain.

Screens Aren’t the Only Place Where Blue Light Comes From.

Prior to all the technology and screens, the only blue light we were getting was from the sun. But now people are spending more time in front of screens. Office workers spend an average of 6 hours or more a day and then after work people are on their phones or watching TV.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses Can Help With Sleep.

Another reason why people find blue light blocking glasses useful is for sleeping at night. Researchers have shown that the blue light from LED devices holds back melatonin, produced for sleep, which is why sleep experts always say not to use your device or watch TV an hour or two prior to trying to fall asleep.

study done back in 2017 at the University of Houston found that those wore the glasses had an increase of 58% in the nighttime melatonin level.

An Alternative If You Don’t Want to Spend Money on Glasses.

If you’re not looking to spend money on the glasses or don’t think you need them, an excellent way to give your eyes a break during your screen time is by adopting the 20-20-20 rule. The rule is that every 20 minutes, you look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This rule is recommended by The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Vision Council.

My Experience With Blue Light Blocking Glasses.

I’ve worked in front of a computer screen since I was 19 years old, but it wasn’t until I started working in the medical field that it was every day for 8 hours a day. Last year I started noticing I needed to look away from the screen more frequently to get my eyes to refocus, and I had eyestrain at the end of shifts, which is why I decided to buy the glasses. And also because after work, I had to come home and do online classes, so it was more time in front of the screen.

When I bought my first pair, it took a few days for my eyes to adjust, and I even had a few headaches, but after that, I noticed a difference right away. At the end of my shifts, my eyes were not tired, and I didn’t have to look away from the screen as often as I was before.

I only use the glasses for screen time, so whenever I take a break, I take my glasses off. If I’m not working, writing, or researching, I don’t have my glasses because I don’t need prescription glasses.

I love that Amazon has a wide variety of glasses available. The first two pairs were 2 for $19.99, and then the red ones I recently bought were $19.99 for just one pair. I haven’t spent more than $20 on blue light blocking glasses.

These were the first two pairs I bought. 2 for $19.99.
These were the first two pairs I bought. 2 for $19.99.
I have these in a clear frame also.
These are my lastest pair and my favorite 🙂

Do you use blue light blocking glasses? Have you thought about buying them? Let me know your experience or any questions you may have.

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Patience & Faith

The Bible tells us to ask, and it shall be given, and it also says that God wants to provide us with the desires in our hearts, but we have to be patient. Our prayers aren’t answered right away, we don’t pray for something one night, and then God says yes in the morning, that isn’t how to works. We have to be patient and have faith that God will provide what we ask. And He does provide, at his time.

The concept of time isn’t the same for God as it is for us, with that in mind, are you willing to wait five years for a prayer to be answered? It sometimes could be more, but that is the thing with having faith in God, is knowing that He will answer, eventually. Once you wait, faithfully, and God answers your prayer, you can look back and see why it took so long or why He waited until that particular time to respond. Everything works out, falls into place, and you can tell that it was only God’s doing.

As Christians, God asks us to be patient, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,” Colossians 3:12 (NIV). This is one of the factors that sets us apart! And I know it can be hard because we are waiting for something we truly desire, and we want it when we ask for it. I know I’ve struggled with being patient before, and because of it, I’ve taken some matters into my own hand and realized that if I had waited for God, the situation would have come out better.

“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride,” Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NIV). Those times I took matters into my own hands, I was letting my pride get in the way, thinking, “I can figure this out on my own, I don’t need to wait,” or thinking that I knew what I was doing because I knew what was best for me, all to have it come back and slap me in the face. I’ve definitely made a mess of things before for no reason, just because I wasn’t patient enough to wait for God to answer me.

And sometimes, God won’t answer your prayers. Wait, what are you saying? Yeah, that’s right; sometimes God won’t answer your prayers precisely how you’re asking Him, sometimes He will give you something better!

When God is making you wait, it’s because He is working things out better than you could even imagine. God is always working things out for your good because He loves you, He takes care of you, and He wants you to thrive! God is faithful, always! And He will NEVER fail you.

With Love, Heidy


Lord, I will live in patience for my faith. For I know that your promises will fulfill, not when I want, but when your time is right. Patience is a virtue in my trust in you because I won’t always see, but I always know, and you, Lord, are faithful. Amen.


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Letter to My 17-Year-Old Self

Dear Heidy,

You’re in your last year of high school, and you cannot wait until you graduate. You’re ready to leave the school that you believe is full of so much unnecessary drama, but there is drama everywhere, and you think you’re prepared to leave your house. You feel you’re ready to take on the world because you feel trapped and ready to be on your own. You have a job right now, save up as much as you can because once you get to college, you will struggle a lot. You’re going to be hungry, a lot, you don’t like cooking and eating out gets expensive quickly. All the shoes you buy aren’t going to matter because you end up moving so much that all those shoeboxes become a hassle, and you end up throwing them out anyway, save money!

I know you’re disappointed you didn’t get into Western Michigan University, and you wish that you could go back to freshman year and care about your grades, but its senior year, and you cannot undo time. GRCC isn’t that bad of a school, but right now, you refuse to go there because your heart is so set on going to Kalamazoo, but first try to figure out what you want to study, don’t make decisions based on other people’s lives.

Your self-esteem isn’t at its best, and I know it feels like nothing you do is correct, and you have no purpose, but believe me, once you establish a relationship with Jesus, you will find your purpose. Stop comparing yourself to your friends and stop trying to be someone you’re not. People will love you for who YOU ARE, not who you’re trying to be. Be authentic always; there is nothing better than someone who is their true self, although I know that at this time, you’re trying to figure out who you are. I’ll be honest, it takes you a little bit to figure yourself out, but you do eventually. 😊

Enjoy every second of playing sports, enjoy the practices, and enjoy the games, both the losing and the winning, although it was mostly losing, LOL, but have fun! Try to enjoy the days you have left in high school because after this comes the real world and the real world is hard and filled with mostly struggling.

Be thankful that your father is the way he is with you. He cares about you A LOT and loves you A LOT, and although right now it’s hard to communicate with each other, please know it does get better, and you grow closer. 😊 He is just doing the best he can how he thinks is best. You’ll understand later, but be grateful.

You will go through some tough years, and it’s going to feel like there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel. It will also seem like it all came onto you at once, one thing after another, but find Jesus soon. He helps you through these challenging times and remember you are NOT alone. Don’t let those evil thoughts overpower your light. You are worthy, and you are here for a reason!

Those trails and challenges you will go through will help shape the woman become, and she is beautiful, resilient, loving, caring, understanding, and compassionate. You will find your voice, become more confident in yourself, I promise, and learn to love yourself, although you don’t right now. Continue to have self-respect and remember you are in control of yourself, not others. People will hurt you, but you will learn forgiveness, and your heart will go on. Remember, God is with you ALWAYS!

With Love, Heidy


Me when I was 17 years young!

I asked a few women to give advice to their 17-year-old self and here are their responses.

God defines you, not the world. Learn to seek His Will for your purpose & have the courage to step out in faith… also workplace is just like school, some people don’t grow up, and will spread gossip just the same. – Age 33

You are good enough no matter how others make you feel. – age 26

Guys suck; save all your money, traveling is so much fun, make it work, and also start college as soon as you finish high school and do it fast. – Age 33

The biggest thing I could say would be, “you’re going be ok, God is always in control” – Age 25

Honestly, though, my teenage self was very naïve about the world and thus I feel like she didn’t really need that much advice. She was pretty confident about herself and very optimistic as a person. It wasn’t until I got to college that I started facing some insecurities about the real world such as being the only person of color in a room full of white people or not feeling smart enough or adequate in the professional world. When I was a teenager, everything seemed so easy. Sports were life, friends were so easy to keep up with, and my home life was great. Looking back I think I would tell myself to cherish every single minute as much as I can. And to hold onto those friendships even post-teenage years (something I didn’t do). I think I would tell myself to not forget how good it feels to be a part of a team. And to always, always, always remember how happy those moments made me feel. – Age 29

Don’t get hooked on anybody, enjoy as much as you can, don’t take high school so serious, time flies so fast, and learn to say no, don’t sell yourself short. Enjoy yourself! Don’t take any guy relationship seriously. – Age 27

Don’t be scared to take risks and save more, invest more, take the trip, and be vulnerable it’s OK! – Age Unknown

Be patient! You have so much life left! – Age Unknown


What would you say to your teenage self? Let me know in the comments or let’s connect!

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