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Blue Light Filtering Glasses & Computer Glasses

Blue Light Glasses & Computer Glasses

Preserve visual comfort with blue light filtering lenses

Reviewed by : Dr. Matthew Miller, OD on May 19th, 2022

What is Blue Light?

Contrary to UV light, blue light is emitted all around us, every day — both outdoors with the sun as the biggest source and even indoors through windows, and by some screens on our digital devices. Our blue light filtering glasses and computer screen glasses filter blue-violet light and preserve visual comfort. Learn how to choose the best lenses for blue light prescription glasses.

What Are Blue Light Glasses Good For?

What Are Blue Light Glasses Good For?

Our blue light filtering glasses are designed to protect your eyes from UV and preserve visual comfort by filtering blue-violet light*. Our various optical solutions filter blue-violet light* while allowing blue turquoise light, which is essential to your health, to pass through.

Disclaimer: *Blue-violet light is between 400-455nm as stated by ISO TR20772-2018.

HEV Light

HEV Light

So, what are we looking at? To start, the wavelength of visible light is between 380-780nm. High energy visible light (HEV) is between 380-500nm and may cause damage to your eyes. HEV light includes blue-violet light (between 400-455nm as stated by ISO TR20772-2018), which can be potentially harmful to your eyes over a cumultive period of time, and blue-turquoise light between 460-500nm, a major synchronizer of biorhythms. The most powerful source of blue-violet light is the sun, by far, even indoors through windows. Blue light filtering glasses help to preserve visual comfort.

Protect Your Eyes with Blue Light Glasses for Women & Men
Blue Light Filtering Glasses

Protect Your Eyes with Blue Light Glasses for Women & Men

As you can see, the ideal choice is to choose lenses that filter out some blue-violet light and allow turquoise blue light to pass through, while having the most neutral tint possible. Your lenses can be treated to be resistant to scratches and dirt. It is important to take all these criteria into account when choosing your blue-violet light filtering glasses. EBDBlue Plus™, EBDBlue 360, and SightRelax lenses, all our non-prescription and prescription blue light glasses for men and blue light glasses for women are designed to filter blue-violet light to protect your eyes.

Blue Light Filtering Glasses at a Glance

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  • Blue Light Filter
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Do Blue Light Glasses Have To Be Yellow?

In the early days of blue light glasses, the lenses were a distinct yellow, and the frames were notoriously uncool. However, these days, blue light glasses are super-stylish and designed to only filter out blue light at the higher end of the spectrum. The lenses are not noticeably yellow at all. So, while they are imperceptibly yellow (and have to be in order to work), no one will ever know, unless you tell them.

What Should I Look For In Blue Light Filtering Glasses?

Generally speaking, you should look for the same things you look for in any pair of glasses. Start by choosing frames that are the right size for your face shape. Then, find a pair of blue light filtering glasses that match your personal style. If you need reading glasses, consider a pair of glasses with SightRelax lenses. If you wear prescription glasses, you can just add a blue light filtering feature to your prescription at checkout.

Do you need a prescription for blue light glasses?

Only if you need a prescription normally. If you don’t need prescription glasses to begin with, you don’t need a prescription for computer glasses. Blue light filtering glasses, also known as computer glasses, can be bought with both prescription and non-prescription glasses. Our SightRelax glasses offer a section of the lens designed for reading – giving you the best of both worlds.

Can I use computer glasses for reading?

It isn’t recommended to use computer glasses, or blue light filtering glasses, for reading anything other than a digital screen, because that’s what they’re designed for. Computer glasses help reduce digital eye strain which is a cause of long hours spent in front of screens which emit potentially harmful blue light. While they do have some similar features to reading glasses, it’s better to opt for readers for things like books and physical materials.

Where to get cute blue light glasses?

The best thing about blue light lenses, other than the fact that they reduce digital eye strain, is that they can be added to any of our frames! So, if you’re on the hunt for your next pair of cute blue light glasses, your first step should be looking for your favorite frame on our eyeglasses pages. Then, take it from there at the lens selection step of the checkout process. It’s as easy as that!

Are blue light glasses effective?

Our blue light filtering glasses are effective at reducing your exposure to potentially harmful blue light between 415-455nm. This blue light exposure comes from long hours spent in front of digital devices, like laptops, smart phones, and televisions.