Do Mood-Altering Glasses Really Work?

Do Mood-Altering Glasses Really Work?

2/28/2021 6:26:00 PM

Do Mood-Altering Glasses Really Work?

One editor tried mood-altering glasses for a week to see the results.

CourtesyIn high school, I used to wear my sunglasses during class. Hiding in the back corner of the room, concealed behind my super-dark lensed Ray-Ban Wayfarers, I tried to disappear. I've recently taken up the habit again—this time, for a different reason. California-based

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Futuremood's colorful glasses aren't just for attention. Each style comes outfitted with a pair of halo chrome lenses made exclusively for the brand by 175-year-old German optical company Zeiss.This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Studiesshow that donning these shades can help users change their mood, depending on which color you pick: Green fosters relaxation, yellow enhances focus, red increases energy, and blue will make you feel refreshed."When light and color go through your eyes, it ends up at the visual cortex in your brain," says Michael Schaecher, who co-founded the brand with Austin Soldner."Once this hits the visual cortex, depending on what the light or color signals are, it can activate all kinds of different responses across your body and mind." headtopics.com

Zeiss didn't just select random colors to associate different"results" with—humans have been interested in shades and symbolism since Johann Wolfgang von Goethe'sColor Theorywas published in 1810.The company spent years fine-tuning the exact shades of their halo chrome lenses to get the maximum benefits. The results are Futuremood's inaugural drop—which is the first-ever mood-enhancing pair of glasses.

This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.It's the perfect pick-me-up to test with the first sheltering-in-place anniversary on the horizon, so I spend a snowy, stressful workday in Brooklyn, giving three different vibes a try and taking notes. Oh, and pictures. Here's what I thought—and more importantly—how I felt.

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