Blue Light

Blue light waves are one of the shortest, yet, highest energy wavelengths, and they tend to flicker a lot more than longer, weaker waves. This means that they create a glare that reduces visual contrast. To combat this, blue light blocking lenses, also known as computer lenses, have been developed to help provide your eye with more visual comfort when faced with blue light from the sun and screens.

For your ease and convenience, Fashion Eyewear offers a wide selection of off-the-shelf glasses pre-fitted with Blue Light Coating, such as the Tom Ford TF5634-B Blue Light frame. However, all optical frames can be turned into a blue light protection frame by adding a Blue Light Coating onto any frame of your choice. This can be added with or without a prescription.

To add the coating on glasses outside of our off-the-shelf collection below, simply select the Blue Light Blocking feature as an additional coating option while placing your lenses order, and enjoy all the benefits and the added comfort your eyes so deserve. These are available to order in all lens types and can be made to fit with any of your chosen designer frames.

We have compiled some frequently asked questions and answers below, but if your question hasn't been answered please feel free get in touch or speak to us on our Live Chat.

FAQs

The longer the wave, the less energy it transmits. Blue light has very short, high energy waves.

In fact, they’re only slightly longer and less powerful than UV waves, which are too short for people to see with the naked eye. Health experts have warned against the harmful effects of UV rays, which can damage your skin and your eyes.

High energy blue light waves are nearly as powerful.

Blue light, like other colors of visible light, is all around you. The sun emits blue light. So do fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs. Human beings are exposed to more blue light than ever because of the widespread use of devices that rely on light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

Computer and laptop screens, flat-screen televisions, cell phones, and tablets all use LED technologies with high amounts of blue light.

Using digital devices up close or for long periods can lead to digital eyestrain. When your eyes are strained from staring at a blue-light-emitting screen, you might notice:

- dry eyes
- sore or irritated eyes
- tired eyes
- headaches
- facial muscles fatigued by squinting

Blue light glasses (sometimes called blue light blocking glasses) are glasses that contain lenses specifically designed to reduce the amount of blue light that reaches the eye. These lenses filter blue light rays to help prevent them from entering your eye and causing potential damage.