Are Blue Light Blocking Glasses Worth it?

You may have seen more people wearing glasses with no prescription while on the computer or on their mobile devices. While non-corrective glasses can be worn as chic accessories, chances are that these glasses feature blue light blocking lenses. These types of glasses are not just a fad, they provide marked benefits that are becoming increasingly important in our technological era. Here’s why you should consider buying a pair of your own.

Blue light is becoming more prevalent in modern society, which is commonly emitted through electronic screens, such as televisions, monitors, and phone screens. This type of light, which is part of the visible light spectrum, reaches deeper into your eye. While blue light is technically not an issue for our eyes, they are not designed for continued exposure to this light. Continued exposure to blue light results in harmful, cumulative effects, like damaging the retina and causing macular degeneration.

Experts state that the majority of people spend more than 6 hours per day in front of a screen emitting blue light. As this number is bound to increase in the future, it is essential to start investing in protecting your eyes from this light before it begins to impact your quality of life.

As a general rule of thumb, experts state that individuals should look away for 20 seconds at something at least 20 feet away for every 20 minutes they spend looking at a screen. However, the reality is that most people are not following this rule. As a result, blue light glasses are best used when you know you will be looking at a screen for more than 20 minutes.

Price should be no barrier to using computer glasses. At Anytime Glasses, our blue light glasses offerings start at just $29.99 and are highly customizable. Need prescription added on top of blue light protection? No problem! We can offer single-vision magnification for free, while progressive lenses are an added cost.

Anytime Glasses also offers a Premium Blue Light option, which adds premium AR coating, Super Hydrophobic coating, and UV/Anti-Reflective/Anti-Smudge coating on top of the blue light filter. This premium option ensures superior vision with minimal reflections while increasing lens durability from daily usage.