The Best Blue Light Glasses For Reading On Airplanes

Long flights can cause quite a strain on the eyes. Here’s how to combat that with style.

One of the sources of eye strain and fatigue is the color temperature of the light. Light from screens like tablets and gaming systems has a "bluer" color, which can be hard on the eyes over long stretches. So before getting on the plane, here's what to look for in some glasses to prevent that headache.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Choosing the right pair is as simple as picking your favorite color. | Blue Light

Any blue-light glasses should have clear lenses with filters built into them, ideally multi-coat filters that only block blue light.

TIJN Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Character and charm go a long way. | TIJN Blue Light

A nice bonus is some UV protection, so if you're reading somewhere other than a plane, your eyes are protected while you peruse.

FEIYOLD Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Keep a pair in your bag so you'll always find relief, be it at your desk or a mile high. | FEIYOLD

If you've got multiple family members in need, look for multi-packs of glasses so you won't have to share.

AOMASTE Blue Light Blocking Glasses
If you're new to wearing these, don't settle for something that is too small or tight. | AOMASTE

Just as important, of course, is that they're comfortable to wear, so look for glasses similar to your sunglasses or other glasses you wear.

AHXLL Kids Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Long flights often require tablets or laptops for keeping children occupied, so make sure they're protected, too. | AHXLL

Similarly, don't forget about the kids, who can be just as prone to blue light fatigue as adults.