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Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Why Blue Light?

Our lives have become digital, we surround ourselves with screens every day. All these screens emit blue light, which has been shown to be detrimental to our sight. Blue light can cause excessive eye strain, sleep disruption, headaches and general fatigue.

Our specialist designed UVBlue and UVBlue+ lenses specifically block out a large portion of the visible spectrum responsible for blue light.

Unlike many other blue light blocking glasses, our lenses aren't just coated, instead UV420+ material is cast directly into the lens itself, meaning it can't be scratched off and degrade over time.

Add digital protection UVBlue lenses to any of our frames, and make your glasses screen safe!

Man wearing blue light glasses

UVBlue or UVBlue+?

UVBlue

UVBlue

Our UVBlue lenses utilize a special chemical cast into the actual lenses, without adding any cosmetic colour to the finished lens. Many other companies offer an inferior coating on the surface which blocks little of the harmful blue light and can also scratch off and degrade over time.

Our lenses are crisp and clear, allowing true colours to be seen without distortion. Because the chemical component is within all of the lens material, it blocks a superior amount of the harmful range of Blue Light and selectively ‘relaxes’ things down. Another benefit is that even if the lenses get scratched, full blue light blocking remains.

UVBlue+

UVBlue+

Our UVBlue+ lens adds a special blue hue anti-glare hard protective coating on top of the UVBlue lens material. This is ideal for people that spend a large part of their day or evening using devices. The option has anti-smudge and dust-repelling qualities on the surface making them less likely to get dirty and easier to clean.

How do I add UVBlue protection to my glasses?

Simply browse our catalogue of frames, choose your lens package and then add blue light protection just before checkout.

The Science Behind Blue Light...

The colors humans can see sits a spectrum called "visible light" which ranges from red to blue/purple. Blue light sits on the very edge of the spectrum, close to the invisible UV light. Blue light is better known as "high-energy visible light” (HEV). This light has a much shorter wavelength than other colours and hits our eyes at a higher frequency. Resulting in excessive eye strain.

Now, the blue light that falls on the beneficial side of the spectrum comes from the sun. The sun’s blue light controls our circadian rhythm and memory. But, when we expose ourselves to excessive amounts of blue light produced by digital screens, we expose our eyes to something unnatural and not beneficial.

Our UVBlue lens technology is used to make clear lenses that cut HEV light in the 400–420 nm part of the spectrum, in addition to blocking all UV wavelengths.

visible light spectrum

Benefits of UVBlue Protection

eye

Reduces Eye Strain & Headaches

sleep

Improves Sleep 1

concentration

Increase Concentration & Reduces Fatigue

health

May Reduce Likelihood of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration2

When to Use Blue Light Glasses?

On the computer

A large amount of us now work infront of a computer screen, blue light protection glasses are a must for maximum eye comfort. Keep a pair on your desk so those long hours don’t go unprotected.

Using your phone/tablet

After spending those long hours working on screens, people often turn to their electronic, handheld devices. The screens on smartphones, tablets, and e-readers also emit the same damaging blue light. To reduce the potentially harmful effects of the blue light, use your lenses each time you reach for your device(s).

Around the house

As you're relaxing in front of the TV, your eyes are still working hard. Blue light from your TV, although further away, can still cause damage to your eyes. If you watch TV before bed you'll want to slide your blue light blocking glasses on to make sure your sleep isn't disrupted.

laptop and glasses on desk

Add digital protection UVBlue lenses to any of our frames, and make your glasses screen safe!

Blue Light FAQs



Blue light is often referred to as high energy visible light (HEV) and is the portion of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelengths (between 400 and 500 nanometers or nm) and has the highest energy. It does not appear blue to the naked eye however!

Our eyes are not very good at blocking blue light. Although our cornea and lens block UV rays from reaching the back of our eyes or what’s known as the retina, they are less effective at preventing blue light from doing so.

This is a concern as exposure to blue light can lead to digital eye strain and some think may increase risks of developing macular degeneration.

According to Dr. David Friess, OD, FAAO, of the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board “There are also two primary domains of blue light highlighted. One kind of blue light damages cells of the retina, while other blue light affects our wake/sleep cycle."

This “good” blue light “appears to contribute to physical and emotional health,” he says.


We have traditionally always had exposure to blue light from ambient sunlight but now, that exposure is almost everywhere through internal lighting, LEDs, computer screens, tablets and smartphones. Our brains associate blue light with daylight. This means that now, when exposing our eyes to blue light during the evening as well through use of device technology, we are tricking the brain into thinking it’s still daytime which causes a decrease in the production of melatonin (sleep hormone) levels therefore making it more difficult to fall asleep at night and also to wake up in the morning.

Sleep deprivation, headaches, disorientation, blurry vision, eyestrain, dry eye, tired eyes, macular degeneration, and cataracts are all things that over exposure to blue light can potentially lead to.


All the increased exposure that our modern lives bring to blue light means that anyone benefits from wearing glasses with lenses that contain blue-light blocking material or blue-light blocking coatings.

Results are less eye strain and a great way to counter the sleep problems that excessive screen time, gaming and device use brings.


It’s not just people who need prescription glasses who should consider blue light blocking lenses. This applies to us all, even those with 2020 vision.

Believe it or not, research shows the average time spent on devices and in front of screens is on average around 11 hours per day. This means our eyes are under quite considerable exposure to digital eye strain, so common sense would suggest it is good practice to wear blue-light blocking glasses when using modern technology. This is especially true during the evenings or when using devices at night, enabling your body to produce the right amount of sleep hormones to get that all important good night’s sleep


Our UV Blue lenses utilize a special chemical cast into the actual lenses, across all lens packages, without adding any cosmetic colour to the finished lens.

‘Computer’ lenses have been around for some time now but many companies either offer just an inferior coating on the surface which blocks very little of the harmful HEV BLUE light … and can also scratch off and degrade over time. Others simply add a slight yellow tint into the lens which although can help block the Blue light, is not cosmetically pleasing.

With Our UV Blue lenses we have mastered the technology to create lovely crisp and clear lenses that allow true colours not to be distorted and you also look great to all your friends, family, colleagues!

Because the chemical component is within ALL of the lens material it blocks a superior amount of the harmful range of Blue Light and selectively ‘relaxes’ things down as the spectrum hits the part where what is called ‘Blue Turquoise’ light is seen and this is beneficial to the eye. Another benefit is that even if the lenses get scratched, full function remains to protect you.


Our small add on adds a special BLUE HUE anti-glare hard protective coating on top of the UV Blue lens material that adds an extra amount of Blue Blocking property. This is ideal for people that spend a large part of their day or evening using devices …. The slight ‘Blue Hue’ that results is visible to others but has minimal effect on the colour perception to the wearer. It also has anti smudge and dust repelling qualities on the front surface making them less likely to get dirty and easier to clean to keep your vision crystal clear.


Yes and we recommend it to anyone who spends time on devices. You can still use non-prescription blue light glasses. Just select Ultra-Blue or Ultra-Blue+ lenses and choose PLANO when entering your prescription.


1. Effect of Light on Human Circadian Physiology. Sleep Med Clin.
2. Protection for the naked eye. 2015 UV protection report. The vision council.


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