Blue Light Filtering Glasses & Computer Glasses

Blue Light Glasses & Computer Glasses

Reduce exposure to potentially harmful blue light

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

What is Blue Light?

Unlike ultraviolet (UV) light, blue light is emitted all around us, every day — both indoors and outdoors. While we get blue light from the screen of our smartphone, tablet and other digital devices, the sun is its biggest source.

Extended exposure to certain wavelengths of blue light may cause eye fatigue and dry eye, but don’t worry! Our blue light filtering glasses and computer screen glasses can reduce your exposure to potentially harmful blue light. Learn how to choose the best lenses for your next pair of blue light prescription glasses.

What Are Blue Light Glasses Good For?

What Are Blue Light Glasses Good For?

If you’ve ever had a stiff neck, sore eyes or blurry vision after a long day of staring at your phone, tablet or computer screen, you’re not alone. Those are common symptoms of digital eye strain, also called computer vision syndrome, a condition caused by exposure to potentially harmful blue-violet light.* Eyebuydirect Canada's blue light filtering glasses are designed to protect your eyes and alleviate digital eye strain, making those unavoidable hours of screen time more comfortable.

*Disclaimer: Harmful blue-violet light ranges between 415 and 455 nanometers (nm).

Visible and HEV light graph

HEV Light
The wavelength of the visible light spectrum is between 380 nm and 780 nm. High-energy visible light (HEV) ranges between 425 nm and 455 nm and may have an effect on our eye health. This portion of light includes potentially harmful blue-violet light that is often emitted by electronic devices.
And since the average person consumes around 10 hours of screen time each day, blue light filtering glasses, blue light computer glasses and blue light readers have never been more important.
Protect Your Eyes with Blue Light Glasses
Blue Light Filtering Glasses

Protect Your Eyes with Blue Light Glasses

Eyebuydirect Canada's prescription and non-prescription blue light glasses are designed to protect your eyes from extended blue light exposure.

The premium features found in our EBDBlue Plus, EBDBlue 360, EBDBlue Smart, and SightRelax prescription lenses make screen time more comfortable too. Whether you’re working into the wee hours of the morning or binge-watching your favorite show, choosing a blue light filtering lens is the way to go.

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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, blue light glasses are super stylish and designed to only 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 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 filter to your prescription lenses at checkout.

Do you need a prescription for blue light 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 glasses, also known as computer glasses, 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, or blue light filtering glasses, are most helpful when reading from a digital screen, but wearing them all day won’t harm your vision. Computer glasses may help reduce digital eye strain, which can be caused by long hours spent in front of screens that emit potentially harmful blue light.

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 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 exposure to potentially harmful blue light between 415-455nm. This blue light exposure comes from long hours spent in front of electronic devices like laptops, smart phones and televisions.