With screens an unavoidable part of modern life, there’s now a lot of hubbub about blue light glasses and how they protect your eyes from harmful blue light exposure. Blue light eyewear is a welcome means to prevent eye aging and preserve vision, but how can you tell if glasses are blue light glasses?
Read on for some advice on how to tell if blue light glasses are the real deal, and how to ensure you get the best bang for your buck when you’re shopping for blue light glasses.
How to tell if glasses are blue light blocking
In the age of internet shopping, it’s difficult to know for sure if the purchase you’ve made is legit. This is especially true with blue light glasses, as it’s often hard to tell whether the lenses are actually equipped with the blue blocker coating.
Many online retailers, like the ones you find on Amazon, sell non-prescription blue light lenses at a discounted price. They will sometimes send a “blue light test card” and a UV laser pointer with the glasses to convince customers that the glasses are truly blocking blue light.
While all of these extras may portray the lenses as a good option, the sellers typically aren’t credible.
The best way to tell if glasses are blue light blocking is to order them from an established, reputable optical company. Purchasing from a credible retailer that specializes in vision will ensure a quality pair of glasses that deliver what’s promised.
EyeBuyDirect’s blue light blocking lenses have been developed by experts and continue to evolve to better protect and accommodate your vision.
Building your blue light glasses from a reputable manufacturer like EyeBuyDirect provides peace of mind that you are getting a reliable, quality pair of specs.
Do blue light blocking glasses have a tint?
There are a variety of levels and features of blue light blocking glasses. Whether or not they have a tint depends on the brand of glasses and the amount of blue light they block.
For instance, computer glasses sometimes come with vibrant yellow or amber tinted lenses that block 65% to 99% of blue light. These are great for gamers or those who don’t want nighttime screen time to impact their sleep.
The only trade-off for ultimate blue light protection is that these lenses are not subtle. If you’re wanting blue blockers that you can wear all the time, computer glasses may be a little too intense when you aren’t in front of a screen.
When blue light blocking lenses first came on the scene, they all featured a slightly yellow-tinted lens that, while minor compared to computer glasses, was detectable. Over time, technology has improved so that the special coating placed on the lenses to filter blue light is barely noticeable.
Our blue light blocking lenses, both EBDBlue Plus and Sightrelax, have all of the blue-blocking benefits with none of the yellow tint. Each lens accommodates most prescriptions, but also are available as non-prescription, making it easy for everyone to keep their vision clear and their eyes protected.