Felix Gray Review
Last Updated: July 2021

Felix Gray Review: Stylish, Yet Affordable Blue-Blocking Glasses

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Hopper Felix Gray Glasses

Get ready to look good, and look good. Felix Gray’s Hopper Glasses blend style and function beautifully, and incorporate blue light filtering for all those stuck at screens.

Featured Product: Hopper Felix Gray Glasses

Price: $95

The Hopper Felix Gray Glasses come in prescription, non-prescription and reader options. They offer 3 different color options and are reasonably priced for the stylish look they provide. The frames are made out of hand-finished organic acetate and all lenses come equipped with blue light filtering. With double sided anti-glare coating and 100% UVA/UVB protection, you can’t go wrong with these glasses.

Felix Gray Glasses

Who is Felix Gray?

Felix Gray was born in 2016 by David Roger and Chris Benedict. These two were on a mission to help all of those who lived and worked in the digital world. They were tired of getting headaches, being worn down and having strained, blurred vision after they left the office. 

These guys, and a lot of their colleagues, were having the same issues. Since none of them had been able to resolve the issue successfully to this point, they decided to create their own solution.

David and Chris wanted to create a lightweight, yet stylish option to the old blue-blocking glasses that were out there. They also ensured that anti-glare was incorporated in their Felix Grays to help further reduce the issues with Digital Eye Strain. This is a common issue among those of us who sit in front of a computer all day and can potentially cause some long-term side effects.

Pros

  • Comes with hardcover carrying case and microfiber cloth
  • “Try them on” virtual feature helps narrow style preferences
  • Double-sided, anti-glare coating
  • Grade A ophthalmic quality lenses
  • Clear lenses with no color distortion
  • Hand-finished organic, Italian acetate
  • Multiple lens options
  • Offers kids’ sizes and styles
  • Free shipping/returns
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • One-year warranty
  • Glasses are eligible for reimbursement when using pre-tax FSA/HSA dollars

Cons

  • If you aren’t sure of your exact facial measurements ahead of time, you could be getting glasses that don’t fit your face properly
  • Frames may not hold up well over time due to how lightweight and flexible they are
  • Frame styles are more classic than contemporary
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Hopper Felix Gray Glasses

Get ready to look good, and look good. Felix Gray’s Hopper Glasses blend style and function beautifully, and incorporate blue light filtering for all those stuck at screens.

Ratings Breakdown

quality

Felix Gray Glasses are some of the few and far between blue light blockers that are completely un-tinted and eliminate glare. They’re clear, color-accurate, and glare-free.

value

These glasses contain highly effective blue-light blocking technology with slightly lower-quality than their more expensive counterparts. The price tag is worth it based on performance and use value alone.

customer experience

Reduces eye dryness with long stretches of screen time, while also greatly reducing migraines/tension headaches. They are light and comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time.

brand

Felix Gray actively seeks user feedback (free trials, thorough testing process, etc.) to determine and develop more practical products.

How Well Do Felix Gray Glasses Perform?

After my first day wearing my Felix Gray glasses, I enjoyed noticeable results. Even without added magnification, I noticed that my eyes were significantly less strained. This was the case after a long day of working away in front of my computer screen and phone. 

I was happy and surprised to discover that normal dryness, to which I’d become accustomed, was no longer an issue for me. Plus the regular dull tension pain that had been plaguing me seemed to disappear as well. 

I had previously purchased some other lower-quality blue light blockers, but the Felix Grays performed better. The Felix Gray lenses didn’t have as much of a reflective quality, which meant I didn’t have to worry about them bouncing the light from my computer screen.

This also softened incoming light as well, which gave my eyes a break regardless of the surrounding environment. Ultimately, I’ve greatly enjoyed my Felix Gray experience thus far.

Felix Gray glasses are some of the only glasses on the market that offer blue-blocking, anti-glare, and UV protection technology. Their glasses also give you this technology without distorting your vision or clarity of what you’re looking at through the lenses. According to the Felix Gray brand, this technology can help alleviate many symptoms and/or side effects of staring at a screen for too long.

Is Felix Gray a Quality Product?

While Felix Gray is headquartered in New York, their glasses are made in China. The primary products used are Italian acetate and German metal for the frames. 

Italian acetate is a product of wood pulp that is supposed to be less allergenic than other plastics. It can also produce brighter colors but can warp at high heat.Hopper Felix Gray and Pink Glasses

Whereas German metal is coveted as one of the best metals in the glasses field, according to the brand. By combining these two products, they are creating a quality product. At least, that is what we are told. I’m a little wary about them being made in China, however.

Either way, their lenses are made to last with regular use. And they back this up with a 1-year warranty and a 30 day back money guarantee. Since their products haven’t been on the market for any great length of time yet it’s hard to say what the true longevity of their glasses is. I suppose only time will tell if these glasses are a long-term quality product or not.

Felix Gray Coupons & Discounts

Felix Gray doesn’t regularly offer discounts or coupons for any of their products. Sometimes they will offer their email subscribers a special deal or discount on specific products though. So, it might be a good idea to sign up for the Felix Gray email list to stay apprised of their few and far between deals.

A one-off discount they do offer is by using their trade-in program. If you trade in an old pair of glasses through their program, they will be donated to the non-profit organization, New Eyes, and you will get a 20% off coupon towards your next Felix Gray glasses purchase.

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Hopper Felix Gray Glasses

Get ready to look good, and look good. Felix Gray’s Hopper Glasses blend style and function beautifully, and incorporate blue light filtering for all those stuck at screens.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you spend a lot of time in the digital world, then blue-blocking glasses are a must for your health. But, not all blue-blocking glasses are created equally. So, we want to break down a few of the most common questions asked about blue-blocking glasses, and Felix Gray specifically.

What is Felix Gray’s return and/or exchange policy?

Felix Gray offers a risk-free, 30-day trial on their glasses. Since they are a completely online platform, they want to make sure you have the right fit. If you don’t, they will happily take the glasses back. 

However, if you want to exchange your glasses for a different style, they can process that request as an exchange instead of a return. Either way, Felix Gray wants you to be satisfied with your purchase, so their return/exchange policy is flexible.

Does Felix Gray have a warranty?

Yes, they do offer a standard 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects. The warranty includes defects in:

  • Coatings
  • Cracks
  • Materials
  • Workmanship

They also offer lens replacements for $100 for the prescription Felix Gray glasses. If you purchase any of the other products, the lens replacement is $50 instead. If you need help with the warranty or a lens replacement, just shoot them an email at [email protected].

How do I clean my Felix Gray lenses?

According to the brand, the microfiber cloth should be sufficient for cleaning any smudges or dirt from the lenses. However, for tough smudges, you can use lotion-free soap/dishwashing liquid and water with your microfiber towel. 

They do NOT recommend the following:

  • Use of hot water or any chemical-based cleaners on the lenses
  • No leaving your Felix Grays in the car, on top of a heater, or in an enclosed, unvented space for extended amounts of time since heat and chemicals can affect the AR coating
  • Avoid using hairspray around your Felix Grays, as it can also damage the integrity of the lenses’ AR coating.

Does Felix Gray offer an eyeglass repair service?

Yes, they do. All you have to do is shoot them an email to [email protected] and let them know which services you need for your glasses. Their price list varies based on the services required. But, all of their eyeglass repair prices include prepaid shipping to and from, repair and packaging. The repair service prices range from $30 – $150.

Does Felix Gray sell any other products besides blue-blocker glasses?

Yes, in fact, they do. They also sell 

  • Kids glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleep glasses

What exactly are blue-blocking glasses?

Blue-light blocking glasses are glasses designed to block the supposedly harmful health effects of blue light-emitting screens. The claims are that blocking blue light can help reduce 

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sleep pattern disruption

However, there has yet to be any conclusive scientific studies or research proving the validity of the blue-blocker claims. So, proceed with caution regarding these sorts of claims. It’s probably wiser to perform your own independent research to see how they affect you individually.

Felix Gray Glasses Summary

Overall, if you are considering dipping your toes into the blue-light-blocking glasses arena, Felix Gray may be the way to go. Since they have quite a few different classic styles, there is bound to be a pair for almost everyone. 

If their blue-light-blocking, anti-glare technology helps your vision (and your sanity while in virtual work meetings), even a little, then they are probably worth it. The fact that they have a 30-day, money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty doesn’t hurt either. 

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