Felix Gray Computer Glasses Review: Is This Eyewear Worth It?

felix gray computer glasses review

This review is all about the felix gray computer glasses. Have you heard about this eyewear and made you curious if it is worth it or not? Do you want to know if it can help prevent the harmful blue light from entering our eyes? Well, I suggest that you read this review in order to learn more about it.

 

Product Overview


Product: Felix Gray Computer Glasses

Cheapest Place to Buy: Felix Gray Site

Unique Feature: Variety of Choices; Stylish Design; Durable Frames

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

 

Specifications


FRAME

Felix Gray glasses come in five styles namely: Turing, Nash, Faraday, Roebling, and Jemison. Turing and Roebling have rounded frames; Nash and Faraday have rectangular frames with curved edges while Jemison is slightly wayfarer in style.

Summarized in the table below is the specifications and available colors for each style.

 

Table 1.1 Specifications and Available Colors for Each Style

Style Available cOLORS Arm length nose bridge width
Turing Horn

Amber Toffee

Whiskey Tortoise

140 mm (5.51 in) 21 mm (0.83 in)
Nash Black

Magma

Whiskey Tortoise

140 mm (5.51 in) 17 mm (0.67 in)
Faraday Black

Sazerac

Burnt Amber

145 mm (5.71 in) 17 mm (0.67 in)
Roebling Black

Sazerac Crystal

Amber Toffee

140 mm (5.51 in) 18 mm (0.71 in)
Jemison Black

Whiskey Tortoise

145 mm (5.71 in) 18 mm (0.71 in)

 

Turing, Nash, and Roebling all have the Felix Gray’s signature keyhole bridge while the two styles left employs the classic nose bridge. Each frame surrounding the lenses extends to make up for the nose pads. The temples are connected to the arms by barrel hinges. The arms slightly curve downward near the tips.

As an additional information, all frames are made of handmade Italian acetate.

 

LENSES

The shape of the lenses for each style follows the design of the frame. Turing and Roebling have rounded lenses with a width of 45 mm (1.77 in) and 49 mm (1.93 in), respectively. Nash and Faraday comes at rounded rectangle spanning a total of 49 mm (1.93 in) and 53 mm (2.09 in), respectively.

Meanwhile, the wayfarer-styled Jemison widens up to 52 mm (2.05 mm).

The lenses filter the harmful blue light, particularly those that travel at 400 to 440 nm wavelengths. The lenses also block 99% of glare from entering the user’s eyes due to a premium anti-reflective (AR) coating. Felix Gray also claims that their lenses are smudge-free and scratch-resistant.

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MAGNIFICATION

Felix Gray glasses are for people with 20/20 vision and those who need slight magnification. All of their glasses are Rx-ready with grades ranging from +0.25, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0, and +2.5.

The consumer could also opt for lenses without magnification, which puts almost no strain to the eyes for adjusting to a new medium with different refractive index.

The quality of the images viewed through these lenses would be the same to the situation without those. Yet, slight magnification aims to correct partial visual inaccuracy. Magnification also helps to relieve the stress from the ciliary muscle of the eye especially when an individual stare at close-up objects for long periods of time.

Still, this range of magnification is not sufficient for people who have greater degrees of visual disparity; that is, people who have myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism, or even color blindness.

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Performance


Felix Gray glasses have frames that are classic in style, in which each pair of glasses suit almost all face shapes and sizes. Small faces may have Turing and Roebling. Medium faces can try Roebling, Nash, and Faraday. Lastly, large face shapes are perfect for Jemison and Faraday.

Being classic in shape does not mean that the glasses would be boring. Felix Gray glasses are made of handmade Italian acetate allowing them to have vibrant colors and complex designs.

Aside from the vivid colors, acetate brings forth various advantages. This material is a nylon-based polymer that is almost the same as polyethylene (plastic in layman’s terms) but is generally stronger, more flexible, and more lightweight.

Although acetate is relatively more expensive to manufacture than plastics, the retention of its shape and color is far longer.

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The frame is molded in such a way that it can sit perfectly on key facial features like the nose and the ears. Turing, Nash, and Roebling have keyhole nose bridges which allows smooth airflow around the area of the eyes and ears.

The nose pads merely being an extension of the frame makes it hard for the user to lay on their sides, though. This situation poses a problem for people who spend long hours looking at radiation-emitting devices while lying on their side.

Yet, Felix Gray glasses are used as computer glasses. The user mainly sits upright. In addition, the arms curve in such a way that it slightly grasps the ears thus preventing the glasses from slipping.

Moving on with the lenses, the technology employed in blocking blue light is not simply laying anti-blue light filter to the surface. The “blue light filtering ocular pigment is mixed with [their] lens material and whitening components.”

The whitening components make the lenses clear. Felix Gray prevents the blue light from harming our eyes by incorporating the blue light filtering ocular pigment on the lenses’ matrix and applying AR coating.

Glares are also reduced, as well as the stress brought by them. The lenses being smudge-free allows less cleaning frequency. In addition, the lenses are scratch-resistant preventing further flaking off the succeeding coatings.

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Pricing 


The glasses are priced at $95. The expensive price of the glasses is brought by the frame being Italian handmade acetate.

The material can actually be bought and manufactured in China where prices of labor and commodities are fairly low. High technology employed in the lenses also adds up to the price. Nonetheless, these glasses are too expensive for average people to purchase.

 

Helpful Tips


Like I always say on my reviews, it is necessary to take care of your glasses most especially that this eyewear is somehow expensive. So here are some helpful tips that you can follow.

  • Always keep the glasses inside a hard case. This will ensure that it is protected against dust and oil. Damages from sudden fall can also be minimized.
  • Don’t use any other rough material in cleaning the lenses. Only use a micro fiber cloth in order to prevent scratches.

 

Bottom Line


Felix Gray computer glasses knows how to employ the technology right from the frame to the glasses. These are high-end glasses that can be bought to suffice fashion and utility. But before investing in it, make sure that you first check your budget because it is somehow costly.

Pros

  • Stylish Frames
  • Variety of Choices
  • Lenses can have magnification
  • Durable and Lightweight

Cons

  • Somehow Costly
  • No hard case and cleaning cloth included

 

Product Summary


Product: Felix Gray Computer Glasses

Cheapest Place to Buy: Felix Gray Site

Unique Feature: Variety of Choices; Stylish Design; Durable Frames

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

If you have more questions and concerns about this computer glasses, feel free to comment it below.

I would be also happy to hear some experiences about the quality and performance of this product in preventing eye strain.

Best Regards,

John Rico


By John Rico

Hi Everyone! I created this website to share my thoughts about the solutions to various eye problems that are caused by too much staring at digital screens. I also tackle about preventive measures to minimize the harmful effects of UV rays.

13 comments

  1. Hi! I just wanted to comment that my pair (no Rx, regular blue blocking frames) came with a case and cloth! I’ve had them about a year, and love them!

  2. I wear glasses but I have never been one to have seen before an eyeglass review. I think it is quite interesting. I would perhaps like to see in the beginning what differentiates computer glasses from normal ones since I am somewhat ignorant. Blue light is a very big problem and it is great that you are offering a solution to help peoples eyes.

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