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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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  • Anti-Glare
  • Blue Light Filter
  • UV Protection
  • Easy-Clean & Anti-Smudge
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  • Water-Resistant Coating
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Do Blue Light Glasses Have To Be Yellow?

In the early days, the lenses of blue light glasses were yellow, and the frames were notoriously uncool. But these days, they are super stylish and designed with seemingly clear lenses that filter out blue light at the higher end of the spectrum. So, while the lenses 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 right for your face shape. Then add blue light filtering lenses to your frame of choice.

If you need blue light readers or prescription glasses, consider a pair of SightRelax glasses.

Do You Need a Prescription for Computer Glasses?

If you don’t need prescription glasses to begin with, you don’t need a prescription for non-corrective computer glasses. Blue light filtering lenses can be applied to prescription and non-prescription glasses.

Our SightRelax glasses include a magnified section in each lens that makes it easier to read up close — giving you the best of both worlds.

Can I Use Computer Glasses for Reading?

Computer glasses are most helpful when reading from a digital screen. However, wearing them all day won’t harm your vision.

While non-prescription computer glasses do have some similar features to reading glasses, it’s better to opt for readers when you need extra magnification to read books and other physical materials clearly.

Where Can I Get Cute Blue Light Glasses?

The best thing about blue light filtering lenses, other than the fact that they may 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 trendy blue light glasses, your first step should be looking for your favorite frame on our eyeglasses pages. Then, apply a blue light filter 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 blue light exposure between 415 nm and 455 nm. This exposure comes from long hours spent in front of electronic devices like laptops, smart phones, and televisions.