Blue light glasses are all the rage right now.
With the majority of the population working from home and spending countless hours using digital devices, people are becoming more aware of the fact that blue light could be causing us more harm than good.
For this reason, many have begun turning to blue light glasses for additional eye protection.
Blue light glasses are an excellent way to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light that our devices emit.
However, with all of the options available, along with the countless ads for blue light glasses that are constantly popping up online, it can be difficult to decide which blue light blocking glasses are the right choice.
Just like all other products, blue light glasses range in price, quality, and of course, style. In this article, we are breaking down all of the elements you should consider before purchasing a pair of blue light glasses for yourself.
So, if you are wondering: How to choose the best blue light blocking glasses?
Keep reading, because we’ve got you covered!
How to Choose the Best Blue Light Blocking Glasses?
Here are some of our top tips to keep in mind when hunting for the perfect pair of blue light blocking glasses.
How much blue light do they block?
With so many different brands and types of blue light glasses available, knowing which one will offer the best protection can be a tough call.
When choosing a pair of blue light glasses, you want to keep an eye out for information regarding the transmittance spectrum of the lenses. This is the percentage of light that passes through the lenses and into the eye.
A good rule of thumb to follow is that a quality pair of blue light lenses should block at least 50% of blue light. Additionally, a credible company will have information on the nanometer range the lenses filter as well.
Blue light is more powerful than other light in the visible light spectrum, and the blue light emitted from our devices occurs in a range starting at 420 nanometers. The range of blue light between 459-484 nanometers is critical in influencing melatonin, the hormone responsible for entraining our circadian rhythms, also known as the sleep/wake cycle.
For this reason, it is crucial to choose a pair of blue light blocking glasses that filter out this particular range of the spectrum.
Stay away from orange lenses.
While glasses with orange lenses were once found to be effective at protecting people from blue light, they have since been shown to do more harm than good.
Science has shown that the body actually needs certain amounts of blue light in order to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm. Since orange lenses block around 98-99% of blue light, they are no longer recommended for long-term use as the body does not receive adequate amounts of blue light when they are worn.
Make sure they fit your lifestyle.
If you work in a profession that requires you to see true colors (such as a designer, photographer, producer, etc.) or if you work with clients, then clear blue light glasses might be the best option for you.
Luckily, blue light glasses have developed to the point where they can be almost completely clear while still being 100% effective.
If you are interested in clear blue light glasses, take a look at our collection of frames. Every single frame is fit with a clear lens that has been developed with KODAK Total Blue® technology – the most advanced blue light technology on the market.
Ensure they can be worn during the day and night.
For ultimate functionality, you will want to choose a pair of blue light blocking glasses that can be worn during the day, and at night.
This will eliminate the need of having to purchase two pairs, and then having to remember to switch which ones you are wearing based on the time of day.
Choose a pair that fits your personal style.
Last but not least, choose a pair of blue light blocking glasses that fit your own personal style.
Because these are glasses that you will be wearing all the time, it is important to choose a frame that is versatile enough to wear on a daily basis.
Thre are plenty of frame styles available ranging from contemporary to classics to even ultra trendy.
If you have a prescription or use readers, you can even get your blue light glasses fit with your prescription. This way you can enjoy 20/20 vision while still getting the protection you need.
If you have any questions, or need additional assistance in selecting the right blue light blocking glasses, our team is here to help! Simply send us an email or enter your question into the chat box.
Our team at bluwinx believes that you have the right to a good night’s sleep. That’s why we offer fashionable frames with KODAK Total Blue® Lens technology that provides unsurpassed protection against harmful blue-violet light.
If you are interested in learning more about blue light, visit our blog, and read more about blue light and sleep-related topics.
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