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Lifewire / Sandra Stafford
Clear lenses look like regular glasses
Soft, flexible earpieces
Included hard case
Easy to clean
No included microfiber cloth
Spektrum Prospek Dynamic glasses are comfortable, conservative-looking glasses that reduce eye strain and headaches caused by computer screens.
With long work hours and busy social lives demanding that we spend more time staring at phones and computers, it’s important to protect your eyes from strain. The Spektrum Prospek Dynamic glasses claim to block 50 percent of blue light, preventing disruption to your circadian rhythm and ensuring that when it’s time to unplug, you’re still able to get to sleep. We tested them to see if they live up to their claims.
Spektrum’s Prospek Dynamic glasses are built to blend in. The small rectangular lenses and dark metal frames don’t call attention to themselves, so no one would guess that these are blue light blocking computer glasses rather than regular prescription glasses. The earpieces are a little flexible and the glasses were comfortable from day one even for someone who doesn’t wear them regularly.
Even if magnification doesn’t appeal to you, professional appearance and superior comfort make these glasses a great buy.
The lenses of the Prospek Dynamic glasses are clear, which is something we liked for daily-wear computer glasses. Despite lacking a yellow tint they still block 50 percent of blue light emitted by electronic devices. However, we couldn’t find specific information about how much light was blocked at different wavelengths.
We began testing skeptical about blue light blocking computer glasses, but the Prospek Dynamics convinced us otherwise.
This did mean they were noticeably less powerful than yellow-tinted glasses, but still good enough to take the glaring brightness out of white screens. There is no anti-reflective coating which is something we noticed right away. Flashes of light in the corners of our vision were common and a bit distracting. The lenses were easy to clean with a soft cloth and Spektrum thoughtfully included a hard case to protect them from scratches.
Unfortunately for people who need to wear prescription glasses, Prospek Dynamic glasses lack prescription options. The ones we tested had standard no-magnification lenses, but there are magnification options available up to +3.00, just like over-the-counter reading glasses. Best of all, none of them cost any more than the standard option. We were big fans of magnification in other more expensive glasses we tested, so we would definitely recommend at least +2.00 magnification for work.
At first, we were skeptical about the usefulness of blue light blocking computer glasses, but the Prospek Dynamics convinced us otherwise. We wore Prospek Dynamic for hours at a time while working, and the difference in eye strain was surprising. On days we didn’t have them on hand, we found ourselves aggravated enough by the bright white of browsers and computer programs that we sought out the glasses before getting back to work.
We wore Prospek Dynamic for hours at a time while working, and the difference in eye strain was surprising.
Prior to using the glasses, we could stay up all night working on Scrivener, Google Docs, or browsing Reddit, but while wearing the Prospek Dynamics our circadian rhythm was less disrupted to the point we were nodding off at our desk by late evening. When we removed the glasses and took the phone to bed, our circadian rhythm went back to its old disrupted self. We recommend incorporating the glasses into your regular workday to maintain your improved sleep cycle.
The Prospek Dynamic glasses retail for around $45-50 on Amazon, which is an excellent price for the variety of magnification options available. Some more expensive glasses don’t offer magnification at all, but we think blocking blue light and making text larger are natural allies in reducing eye strain. Even if magnification doesn’t appeal to you, professional appearance and superior comfort make these glasses a great buy.
The Gunnar Intercept glasses, at around $45, are close competition for the Prospek Dynamic glasses. With amber-tinted lenses, they block more blue light than the Dynamics. Their wide lenses also do a better job at staying out of your field of vision. That said, amber lenses may not be a great fit for the office, and the rigid black plastic frames were pretty uncomfortable.
A perfect light-filtering choice for the office.
The Prospek Dynamic glasses are comfortable from the first wear, with clear glass lenses and conservative dark gray frames that look attractive and natural. For the mid-range price, they’re a good option for glasses that fit in at the workplace while improving your sleep.