Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses Review

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3.5

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses


What we like
  • Stylish, unisex design

  • Eliminate up to 50% of blue light

  • Risk-free trial with free returns and exchanges

  • Clear lenses with no color distortion

  • Lenses available for prescription, non-prescription, and readers

What we don't like
  • Small frame doesn’t work for everyone

  • Pricey for non-prescription glasses

  • Nose pad is a little hard

  • Lenses attract dust and smudges

Bottom Line

These stylish, unisex blue light glasses are a good choice for anyone that spends a lot of time at their computer. Plus, they come with a risk-free trial so you can be sure you love them before committing to their higher price.

3.5

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses


We purchased the Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses so we could wear and assess them during long hours of work on digital screens. Keep reading for our full product review.

The cell phones, computers, TVs, and other electronic devices we use every day emit a type of blue light. While in natural doses, this blue light is not considered harmful, it can have more negative effects on your body in high doses, especially after sundown (i.e. that same time when you’re bingeing your favorite TV show before bed or staying up late to finish a work presentation.) It is believed that blue light can interrupt our sleep cycles, contribute to headaches, and possibly linked to certain diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. 

Enter: Blue Light Filtering Glasses—or more specifically, Felix Gray’s Turing glasses.

While the scientific evidence to prove that blue light blocking spectacles work to prevent the harmful effects of blue light is still thin, some people who have used these glasses swear by them. They say they help them sleep and lessen their post-work headaches

Felix Gray, in particular, has earned a name because all of their spectacles come with blue light filtering technology, not just their sleep glasses. They also offer buyers the chance to pick out glasses that actually look stylish and appropriate for a workplace setting—though the price tag might be a little much for some.

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

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Design

What sets the Turing blue light glasses apart from others on the market is their style. Like all Felix Gray glasses, the Turing is named after a famous scientist—Alan Turing, the man famous for developing one of the first computers—and the name suits their polished, clean, and slightly vintage look. They have a narrow, classic frame and rounded lenses, and they definitely don’t immediately scream “blue light glasses,” like some of their competitors. This makes them an ideal choice for office and professional settings. 

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

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The glasses are unisex, which adds to their versatility. Although they are available in two colors—horn and whiskey tortoise—the horn is definitely more gender-neutral in appearance, thanks to its subtle brown pattern. 

One thing to keep in mind is that the glasses are on the fragile side. For example, it was relatively easy for my toddler son to bend the arms at the joint in a matter of seconds when he grabbed them from my desk, though I was able to fix them easily. However, if you live in a home with young children or you plan to commute with the glasses, it’s definitely something you’ll want to keep in mind. 

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

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Lenses

According to the Felix Gray website, their sleep blue light lenses are made to filter the range of blue light that impacts melatonin secretion (i.e. 440-500 nm wavelengths). The idea is, by filtering out these wavelengths, you should sleep better—and after wearing the glasses for a little over two weeks, I felt like I slept a little better (though to be honest, it’s difficult to say that for sure.) I also seemed to get fewer headaches after long work nights writing at my computer—so for that alone, they were definitely worth it for me.

One of the best things about the lenses is that you can't necessarily tell that they are blue light glasses simply by looking at the lenses because they don’t have a noticeable (and ugly) yellow hue. In fact, when you put them on, you’ll barely notice a difference when looking at your screen, which helps make them more comfortable to wear. 

The lenses do seem to attract dust (and cat hair). I found myself using the included lens cleaning cloth a lot. However, that’s a small price to pay for fewer headaches—and arguably, it’s to be expected in a household where cats live. 

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

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Fit

The Felix Gray Turing glasses were relatively comfortable to wear, though after wearing them for several hours, it was hard not to notice the pressure of the hard nose pads. Sometimes, when I took the glasses off before bed, I’d have small red marks or indentations on my nose from wearing the glasses.

The Turing frame is a narrow fit, which won’t work for everyone. Their bridge width is only 21mm, and their lenses are 45mm. In general, narrower frames are better for people with more oblong or oval faces—which suited me well but felt a little tight on my husband (who has a rounder-shaped head).

Testing Insight

After long days at the computer, you’ll definitely be aware you wore the glasses because the nose pads are not the softest, but for fewer heads, it was still worth it to me.

Accessories

The glasses come with two much-needed accessories: a case and a lens cloth. The case is a durable, attractive, blue-green hardshell with a grey velvety interior. It is easy to open and shut, and even after a few accidental drops on the floor (courtesy of my toddler), both the case and the glasses inside were safe and sound. In fact, thanks to the textured exterior of the case, the case looks just as new as it did the day I received it, even after I carried it around in my bag and my toddler played with it. There isn’t a visible scratch on it. 

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

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However, the light gray interior does tend to show more wear and tear, which is a little unfortunate. The lens cloth is high quality and works really well—and despite its pale color, doesn’t really show any dirt even after repeated use over the last few weeks. The only drawback is that it does start to fray a little on the edges.

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

Verywell Health / Simone Scully

Price

Starting at $95 for non-prescription or reading glasses, the Felix Fray Turing glasses are better priced than some of their competitors, but the price tag is still a little steep for some shoppers, especially for a set of non-prescription frames. You can definitely find a set of non-prescription blue light glasses for less. However, given the lack of obvious yellow tint to the lenses, the stylish design, and the high quality of these Turing glasses, I’d argue the price is worth it, especially if you spend a lot of time (like I do) staring at your computer all day. 

Testing Insight

There’s no denying that $95 is a steep price tag for non-prescription lenses, but Felix Gray frames are FSA/HSA eligible if you are buying prescription versions.

The good news is, Felix Gray offers a risk-free trial with free shipping and exchanges. So if you’re on the fence about spending the money, you can try the glasses and make sure you love them before committing to the $95+ price tag. 

Felix Gray Turing Blue Light Glasses

Verywell Health / Simone Scully

Final Verdict

At the end of the day, the higher price point for these glasses might be a deterrent, especially if you’re on a budget. But if your job requires you to spend all day on a computer, you’re prone to headaches, or you haven’t been sleeping well, these high-quality glasses are worth the investment. They’re comfortable, and they look good—so good, in fact, you won’t mind people seeing you wear them on your next Zoom call.

Specs

  • Product Name Turing
  • Product Brand Felix Gray
  • Color Horn
  • Price $95 for Non-prescription and Reading; $145 for Prescription
  • Lenses Prescription, Magnification, Non-prescription
  • Noticeable Lens Tint No
  • Accessories Included Case, lens cloth
  • FSA/HSA Eligible Yes
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