Do blue light glasses actually work?
We get the question all the time... Do blue light glasses actually work?
Is it just us or has the term “blue light glasses” become more of a trend than a real clinical reason for glasses? It seems you can buy blue light glasses just about anywhere these days, which makes a lot of people ask, “Do blue light filter glasses actually work?”
We’re here to tell you that yes, blue light glasses DO actually work. (Spoiler alert!) As long as you know what you’re shopping for, you can alleviate a lot of the issues that come with our screen-addicted 2022 lifestyles. Blue light glasses are designed to provide relief from the uncomfortable side effects associate with staring at screens. And in today’s age—who isn’t staring at a screen?
Prolonged exposure to artificial light from electronic devices can cause permanent damage to your eye health such as blurry vision, eye strain, chronic headaches, sleep cycle disruption, and even macular degeneration (which is as unpleasant as it sounds). But blue light glasses have special lenses that block and filter out certain light waves from devices -- specifically, the wavelengths that are damaging to our eyes. They also protect your retinas from getting damaged and help avoid eyestrain.
Okay, okay. So that's what blue light glasses are supposed to do -- how do we know they actually work? Now that you know the purpose of blue light glasses it’s important to know what to look for when purchasing a pair.
(And if you want the TL;DR version, just snag your favorites from the Bomber Eyewear blue light collection, where all our glasses smash your expectations for blue light glasses that actually work.)
Percentage of Blocked Blue Light
Believe it or not, the most important thing is not how trendy or fashionable the glasses are. The first thing to actually look for is the amount of blue light that is blocked from a pair of lenses -- the golden rule is to find a pair that blocks over 95% of blue light.
The FDA regulates all eyewear products to ensure their safety and impact resistance. And since the FDA's kinda the expert at these things, you know that a pair of blue light glasses with FDA approval will get the job done right. FDA-rated products are regulated as medical devices as they are intended to prevent the effect of the sun's UV rays on the eyes. Bomber’s Blue Light Collection is no different -- we have 100% blue light protection, exactly as the FDA commands!
If you wear prescription glasses, you can upgrade by adding blue light protection to your lenses. It doesn’t affect the prescription or mess with your eyesight. Alternatively, grab an oversized pair of blue light glasses and wear them over your prescription lenses. You might look a little silly, but don't knock it til you try it.
Since blue light glasses have become a fashion statement, it’s important to spot the differences between “trendy” and “legit” blue light glasses. Some trendy glasses can cost upwards of $100 dollars, with the same (or less!) features you'd get from a cheaper, more trustworthy pair. And seriously, we're not trying to break your bank here -- glasses in Bomber’s Blue Light Collection only cost $40!
Finally, we know that at the end of the day people still want to look good in their glasses—especially if you’re wearing them a majority of the day! Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function with Bomber’s Blue Light Collection. We offer some of our most popular lenses in the Blue Light Collection including BOOGIE, SMART, MEGA and TIGER!
So the next time you’re in the market for some blue light glasses be sure to do your research. Oh look -- we already did it for you! Don’t over pay, and know that it’s okay to want to still look good in your new every day frames 😎! Shop the Bomber Eyewear Blue Light Collection and tell those pesky screens you're happy to preserve your eyesight, thank you very much!