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Life.... A Little Bit Peculiar

As people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital screens, they’re ordering more blue light glasses, despite a lack of conclusive evidence the glasses actually reduce eyestrain or protect from the effects of blue light.

Last December 2020, XPEDITION Annual Gala Awards or XAGA recognized an extraordinary business which inspires us all with its dedication, passion and commitment in making the world a healthier and brighter environment, and the recipient of our Most Promising Business of 2020 - Peculiar Eyewear.

Peculiar Eyewear was founded by Isaac Saliendra who started his business by only investing US200. He started selling bags and watches, but it was eyewear that eventually sold well — but not without challenges along the way.

Now, Isaac’s Peculiar Eyewear is one of the top-selling local eyewear brand in the Philippines and eyeing expansion in Asia and the rest of the world.

Our very own Editor-in-Chief Josh Yugen tried the glasses and was very pleased with the improvement these glasses gave him after few months of religiously using it.

You can shop their latest collection of glasses here:

Blue Light is Everywhere

We were getting plenty of blue light before modern digital life began. Most of it comes from the sun. But gadgets like televisions, smartphones, laptops, and tablets that populate modern life emit the brighter, shorter-wavelength (more bluish) light.

The study, published in July 2021, found those adults averaged 4 hours and 54 minutes on a laptop before the lockdown and 5 hours and 10 minutes after. They spent 4 hours and 33 minutes on the smartphone before the lockdown, and 5 hours and 2 minutes after. Screen time went up for television watching and gaming, too.


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