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Felix Gray is an eyewear retailer that sells prescription and nonprescription glasses and sunglasses. Felix Gray specializes in blue-light-filtering glasses for children and adults. Whichever frame or lens option you choose, Felix Gray eyeglasses come with lenses that filter out blue light.

If you’re looking into buying Felix Gray glasses online, you might have some questions about how it works, how to place your order, and whether the product is worth the price.

Let’s take a look at what customers can expect when shopping at Felix Gray.

Felix Gray pros

  • Felix Gray’s blue-light-filtering technology comes standard in every pair of glasses the company sells, unlike others where blue light filtering costs extra.
  • The frame selection is contemporary and stylish.
  • The website is easy to navigate on mobile and desktop.
  • Felix Gray accepts health savings account (HSA) and flexible savings account (FSA) money and also partners with several major health insurance companies to provide reimbursement for glasses.

Felix Gray cons

  • There are other less expensive places to shop for glasses, or even blue-light-filtering glasses, online.
  • There aren’t a lot of customer reviews on third-party websites.
  • The health benefits of blue-light-filtering glasses have yet to be firmly, independently established by studies not funded by eyeglass retailers.
  • Prescription sunglasses aren’t currently available.
  • Felix Gray doesn’t have a ton of frames to choose from.

Felix Gray sells:

  • glasses for all day wear
  • frames with amber lenses
  • sunglasses

You can choose prescription or nonprescription lenses in any type of frame Felix Gray sells, with the exception of sunglasses.

Felix Gray only offers single distance lenses. In other words, glasses are available for nearsighted or farsighted people, no bifocal or progressive lenses.

All Felix Gray’s glasses come with blue-light-filtering technology in the lenses, as well as ultraviolet (UV) protection and an anti-glare coating.

New to the site, Felix Gray also sells contact lenses and an oral supplement. The contact lenses are HSA and FSA eligible and reimbursable through insurance. They cost a subscription fee of $40 a month, after a $5 trial month.

Felix Gray’s InSight supplement is a combination of vitamins and minerals intended to support your eye health. A 30-day jar costs $33, or $29.70 with a monthly subscription.

Nonprescription blue-light-filtering glasses from Felix Gray start at $95. Nonprescription magnifiers — also called readers — cost the same amount. That’s on the higher end of what nonprescription glasses without a well-known designer label would cost.

Prescription glasses start at $145. Again, this is on the higher side compared with other online retailers.

These higher prices reflect the fact that blue light filtering and other premium features are included with every pair of Felix Gray glasses.

Many other online retailers don’t include these features — you’ll pay extra. If you don’t opt to pay for these extra features, the cost will likely be comparable to Felix Gray.

You can order most Felix Gray glasses online via the Felix Gray website.

Some of Felix Gray’s nonprescription glasses are also available on Amazon. You don’t necessarily save any money by doing this. In fact, it may end up costing you more since you won’t be able to use any offers or coupons Felix Gray is running.

In addition, you may need to use Amazon’s return policy and customer service if anything goes wrong, as opposed to Felix Gray’s policy.

You can also get Felix Gray eyewear at some CVS locations in select states.

Have these ready

If you’re buying prescription glasses, you’ll need to enter your prescription information when ordering from Felix Gray. You can send a photo of your prescription in with your online order, or you can enter the prescription manually.

Steps for ordering from Felix Gray

The first step to ordering Felix Gray glasses is to figure out what kind of glasses you’re going to get:

  • blue-light-filtering glasses that are nearly clear
  • glasses with amber lenses
  • sunglasses with blue-light-filtering lenses (these aren’t available with prescription lenses)

Next, you’ll get to select your frames. At this point, you’ll also have an idea of how much your glasses are going to cost.

You can choose Felix Gray’s standard lenses or upgrade to a more premium lens as the next step of the ordering process.

Finally, you’ll need to give Felix Gray your shipping information before you’re able to get an estimate of the total cost (including tax) of your order and when it will be delivered.

When it comes to shipping, Felix Gray is standard with their competitors.

Felix Gray’s nonprescription glasses will ship from their warehouse within 3 to 5 business days. Prescription glasses take longer and won’t be processed and ready to ship until 5 to 7 days after your order. That makes the timeline of when you’ll receive your glasses a bit hard to predict.

You can pay to expedite your shipment so that the shipping process itself doesn’t take as long, and you can track your order through USPS once it leaves the warehouse. In general, it’s safe to say that it will be at least 7 to 10 days before your glasses arrive after ordering online.

As far as returns and exchanges, Felix Gray’s policy is pretty good.

Felix Gray offers free exchanges, and you can get a refund up to 30 days after you receive your order.

All of the glasses they sell have a 1-year warranty through the warranty service Extend.

Does Felix Gray repair eyeglasses?

No. Felix Gray doesn’t offer repairs for eyewear, lens replacements, or frame reshaping at this time.

If your glasses break or they don’t fit and it’s past the 30-day refund window, you’ll have to go through your Extend warranty (if you enrolled) to get a replacement or repair.

Felix Gray has a 4.1-star rating (out of 5 stars) on Trustpilot. However, they only have a handful of customer reviews on that website. Most reviews are positive, though, except one review complaining about the frequency of marketing emails, which brings down the rating.

They also aren’t currently accredited or listed by the Better Business Bureau, which makes finding out more about the customer experience difficult.

Going off of the reviews that are available on eyewear forums, as well as the reviews on the Felix Gray website, it seems like most customers have a pleasant shopping experience and are happy with the customer service.

However, the Felix Gray website doesn’t allow you to filter or search reviews, and the comments aren’t dated, so it’s not as objective as other review pages we’ve seen.

Whether the product really works to reduce eye strain is harder to discern. Some reviewers say they noticed a “small” difference, while others admitted it was hard to tell if it was just a placebo effect. Many positive reviews appreciate the quality and variety of Felix Gray’s frames.

Perhaps the biggest thing to keep in mind when you’re shopping through Felix Gray is that the science of blue light filtering is still developing. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says that digital eye strain isn’t caused by blue light.

The AAO also says that you can improve your sleep by simply shutting off your devices early instead of buying expensive glasses. Of course, in the future, these guidelines may change as research continues.

When you’re shopping for glasses online from any retailer, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • If you’re trying to get the best price, you might want to sign up for email lists for your favorite retailers and wait for a special deal. Be warned, these eyeglass retailers tend to email you a lot, so be prepared to sort through some spam before you find your golden coupon.
  • Remember that the price you see on a retailer’s main screen (i.e., “Glasses starting at $9!”) will probably not end up being the price that you pay. Discount retailers tend to offer their lowest price on frames as a “doorbuster” to get customers interested, but the price rapidly goes up once you start adding options like prescription lenses and blue light filtering. At least with Felix Gray, the stated price is (for the most part) the real price.
  • Shopping online for glasses or contacts might save you a little bit of money, but it shouldn’t mean that you skip your eye exam. If you have a family history of glaucoma, or if you’re over the age of 60, make sure that you’re getting a dilated eye exam every 1 to 2 years. If you wear prescription glasses, get an eye exam every other year to make sure your prescription is up to date.
  • Know your “must-have” features before you start shopping. If you spend a lot of time on video calls, you might want anti-glare coating. If you have kids who love to grab your glasses off your face, you may want to spring for smudge-resistant coating. Know what you want and what you can do without before you start to place your order so that you avoid overpaying for bells and whistles you don’t need.

Felix Gray isn’t the only company that sells blue light glasses online. There are several other online glasses brands out there, such as Warby Parker, Zenni Optical, GlassesUSA, and Cyxus. Here’s how Felix Gray stacks up to these popular brands.

BrandPriceReturn PolicyAccepts FSA/HSAAccepts Insurance
Felix Gray from $9530 daysyesyes
Warby Parkerfrom $9530 daysyesyes
Zenni Opticalfrom $15.9530 daysyesno
Glasses USAfrom $5814 daysyesyes
Cyxusfrom $6.9914 daysno no

Can you wear Felix Gray glasses all the time?

Whether you have prescription lenses or just blue-light-filtering lenses, you can wear Felix Gray glasses all day. Wearing blue light glasses isn’t harmful — just remember that there isn’t enough research to suggest that wearing blue light glasses for any duration of time will have a significant impact on your eyestrain.

Where is Felix Gray located?

Felix Gray is headquartered in New York, New York.

How else can I protect my eyes from a computer screen?

There are plenty of other ways you can give your eyes a rest from staring at screens all day. Adjusting your screen brightness, using eyedrops, and ensuring you have proper posture can help reduce strain on your eyes. You can also take 20-20-20 breaks, which involves looking at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.

These days, we all spend a ton of time staring at our devices. This may be especially true if you have a job that requires you to work at a computer. If you’re looking for ways to protect your eyes, Felix Gray does provide advanced blue-light-filtering lens technology dressed up in stylish frame selections.

Just remember that there isn’t a ton of current research to back up the purported benefits of blue-light-filtering lenses.

In general, customers seem to be pleased with their experience with Felix Gray, especially the quality of the brand’s frames, the customer service, and the variety of styles.

Ultimately, if you believe that blue-light-filtering glasses are going to benefit your screentime, you’ll probably be happy with the selection of glasses from Felix Gray. If you don’t care about having blue light lenses in your prescription glasses, you may want to shop elsewhere to save a few bucks.


Kathryn Watson is a freelance writer covering everything from sleep hygiene to moral philosophy. Her recent bylines include Healthline, Christianity Today, LitHub, and Curbed. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children, and her website is kathrynswatson.com.