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Blue Light Filtering Glasses & Computer Glasses

Blue Light Glasses & Computer Glasses

Blue light filtering lenses that preserve visual comfort

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 outdoors and indoors. While we get blue light from the sun as the biggest source, it also comes from the screens on our smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. Extended exposure to certain wavelengths of blue light may cause visual discomfort, but don’t worry! Our blue light filtering glasses and computer screen glasses can protect your eyes from blue-violet light (400 to 455nm is the potentially harmful range). 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?

Eyebuydirect Canada’s selection of blue light filtering glasses are ideal for protecting your eyes from blue-violet light and preserving visual comfort. The fact is, blue light is all around us with the sun as the biggest source. It makes sense to protect your eyes in style with our selection of blue light filtering lenses, which filter out the potentially harmful blue-violet light and allow the good kind, blue-turquoise light, to enter the eye.

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, which can potentially damage your eyes, 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. Blue light filtering glasses help to protect your eyes and make your vision comfortable.

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 filtering glasses are designed to filter blue-violet light to protect your eyes.

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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.

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.