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 blue-violet light exposure. Blue light eyewear is a welcome means to prevent eye aging and preserve healthy 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 filtering
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 blue-violet filter 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 truly filter blue-violet 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-violet light filtering is to order them from an established, reputable optical company like Eyebuydirect. Purchasing from a credible retailer that specializes in vision will ensure a quality pair of glasses that deliver what’s promised.
Eyebuydirect’s blue-violet light filtering lenses have been developed by experts and continue to evolve to better protect and accommodate your vision.
Choosing 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 filtering glasses have a tint?
There are a variety of levels and features of blue light filtering glasses. Whether or not they have a tint depends on the brand of glasses and the amount of blue-violet light they filter.
For instance, computer glasses sometimes come with vibrant yellow or amber tinted lenses that filter 65% to 99% of blue-violet light. These are great for gamers.
The only trade-off for ultimate blue-violet light protection is that these lenses are not subtle. If you’re wanting blue-violet light filtering lenses 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-violet light filtering 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-violet light is barely noticeable.
Our blue-violet light filtering lenses, both EBDBlue Plus and Sightrelax, have all the blue-violet light filtering benefits with none of the yellow tint. Each lens accommodates most prescriptions, but is also available as non-prescription, making it easy for everyone to keep their vision clear and their eyes protected.