Blue light is everywhere, and it’s important to protect your eyes from it because it’s the only light that passes through the cornea and lens of your eye all the way to your retina. Blue light is most notably emitted from screens. So it you’re looking at a computer all day, phone, or tablet, you’re being exposed to high amounts of blue light for extended periods of time. This type of light also comes from sunlight, and is why the sky looks blue. (mind blown right? ours too!)
Blue light contributes to eye strain, and can also increase the risk of macular degeneration as well as other vision complications. Let’s compare. We’re sure you’re already familiar with UVA & UVB blocking eyewear, but the truth is that your eyes are already great at blocking those rays, so they almost never reach your retina. So it’s even more important to incorporate blue light blocking into your vision routine.
In this round up we’ve pulled together some of our favorite sites for you to shop blue light blocking lenses!
If you’re a Warby Parker fan you can rejoice because they now offer blue light blocking lenses on all of their eyewear! Honestly, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Warby Parker. You simply go on their website and choose your favorite frames, then at checkout you add on blue light blocking for $50. You can get them in prescription or non-prescription lenses.
Zenni just came out with their own line of blue light blocking lenses called BLOKZ. These are incredibly affordable, starting at just $16.95, they block blue light as well as UV rays. They’ve coined the term “FryeEye” to describe the effects that this type of light has on your eyes, and have a lot of education on what these lenses do and why you need them. They offer them in prescription and non-prescription as well as sunglasses.
Felix Gray is all about affordable, high quality eyewear. Like a lot of the sites we just mentioned, they offer free shipping and free returns within 30 days of purchase. They offer up a ton of education on digital eye strain and blue light blocking lenses. They also have a loyalty program where you more you buy, the more you save.
Eye Buy Direct
Eye Buy Direct offers up two different versions of blue light blocking lenses. The first is called EBD BLUE and the other SIGHTRELAX. EBD BLUE is scratch resistant, anti-glare, blue light filtering, and UV protecting. SIGHTRELAX goes one step further. This version has all the benefits that EDB BLUE has but additionally it enhances reading. This gives a small boost to your vision to make reading a screen more relaxing. There’s a ton of education on their website in an easy, readable manner for you to sift through!