Why do bluwinx glasses have a slight amber tint?
Answer: Our lens is made of high impact ultra-safe material. The amber tint is a chemically engineered patented process necessary to filter the harmful blue light emitted from flat screen devices. Our lenses filter around 59% of the peak digital device wavelengths (445-460 nanometers (nm)). Total Spectrum from 400 to 500 nm, we filter approximately 71%, most importantly without distorting color like a blue blocker which simply tints the lens orange or red. bluwinx glasses provide consistent protection built inside the lens unlike a tint or coating which can fade or peel over time. NOTE: Many companies say we “block 80% of the blue light”. The critical question is in what range. For example, if under 420nm is irrelevant as nothing coming of the screens in that range.
What makes bluwinx blue light glasses better than the cheaper computer glasses I can buy on the internet?
Answer: bluwinx glasses filter the actual wavelengths coming off digital devices vs. clear solutions or blue light AR coatings which in many cases filter very little blue light or blue light blockers (dark orange tinted lenses) which alter your color perception making digital device viewing very difficult.
How much blue light do bluwinx glasses filter?
Answer: The blue light spectral range is from 400 to 500 nanometers (nm). bluwinx glasses filter 71% of blue light wavelengths in this range (400 to 500nm) and 59% of peak digital device wavelengths in the range of 445 to 500nm.
How long will it take for me to receive my glasses?
Answer: Most orders will take 7-10 business days from the time we receive your order until you will receive them. There are two variables that can alter that timeline. First, the frame you choose and the second; the lens you need. Most frames are in stock but occasionally they are back ordered, and, in some instances, they may even be discontinued. This can cause a delay in processing an order. In the event a frame is discontinued, we will contact you to help you choose a new frame.
The other variable is the complexity of the lens you need. These are ophthalmic quality lenses that are manufactured individually based on your needs. In rare instances we may have questions or need to verify something about your prescription and that may delay processing your order.
What is the Eye Measurement?
The Eye Measurement will help you pick your frame size. Once you choose a frame, one of the drop-down boxes is labeled Eye Measurement and you will be asked to choose an option. The number that is displayed in the drop-down box is a number in millimeters. Take that number and look at the Frame Information chart at the bottom of that page. You will see a graphic showing frames with the range of Eye Measurements. For example; if the frame you choose has an Eye Measurement of 52. That is 52 millimeters and a medium size frame. The chart is as follows:
Watch our video to help find the right frame size for you.
What is PD?
PD is short for Pupillary Distance. We use this measurement for single vision prescriptions. This measurement is also used for bifocals. To measure your Pupillary Distance, just take a millimeter ruler and line up the end of the ruler with the center of your left pupil and measure to the center of your right pupil. This measure is the same regardless of the frame you choose. (see instructional video)
What about blue light filter apps and night mode settings?
Answer: While blue light filter apps and night mode settings on devices validate the importance of blue light protection, these apps and night mode settings do very little to filter the source of blue light itself – they simply change or soften the color of the screen to a reddish-orange color. Many people state that these apps and night mode settings present an added challenge because they distort the color of the screens making the print very difficult to read.
Why hasn’t my eye doctor recommended blue light protection glasses?
Answer: In fact, many doctors do recommend blue protection glasses. However, most recommend clear lenses or blue filtering AR coatings which filter very little of the blue light coming off screens.
When will I notice a difference in digital eye strain or my inability to fall asleep?
Answer: You may notice an impact in as few as a couple weeks.
Can I buy these blue light glasses elsewhere other than the bluwinx website?
Answer: No! bluwinx glasses are sold exclusively online here to provide clients easy affordable access to great blue light protection.
Can I wear my bluwinx glasses all day?
Answer: Yes, it is recommended that you do, this will retrain your body to function as it was meant to.
Is there evidence that links the blue light emitted from electronic devices to eye strain, macular damage, and poor sleep?
Answer: Yes, see the information on our website under the “Why bluwinx” heading.
Do the glasses change the color of electronic devices?
Answer: No, the original colors stay intact.
Are the glasses covered under my health insurance plan?
Answer: If you have eye care insurance coverage, your glasses may be reimbursed by your insurance provider. bluwinx will provide you with a copy of your invoice to submit to your insurance provider. bluwinx does not guarantee you will be reimbursed for the cost of your glasses as each insurance plan requirements vary.
Are these glasses covered by my HSA?
Answer: Yes, our glasses are covered under the HSA purchase guidelines. In the event your HSA card is denied, you will have to pay with a credit card and contact you HSA plan administrator for clarification and possible reimbursement.
Do these glasses filter sunlight? Are they polarized?
Answer: bluwinx lenses filter blue light both indoors and outdoors. They are not polarized.
Can these glasses be worn at night? Can you drive with these glasses during the day and night?
Answer: Yes, our glasses can be worn without any restrictions, including driving, day or night.
How do I clean the lenses?
Answer: As you would any other lenses, warm water mild dish soap and clean cloth.
What types of devices emit blue light and when should I be wearing the glasses?
Answer: Cellular phones, tablets, computers and flat screen TV’s all emit blue light. You can wear our blue light protection glasses at all times.