Feeling blue?15 blue light-blocking glasses companies you'll love
Did you know: blue light and glare can cause eyestrain, headaches, blurry vision, sleep disruption, and melatonin imbalance. Yikes. Learn more about how you can protect your peepers from Harvard Health here.
Ladies - do you have blue light-blocking glasses yet? Are you at a computer most of the day? Then you better get some!! Have no fear - I rounded up some of my faves in a variety of price ranges (you're welcome) from some brands you know and some you probably haven't heard of.
Here are some great brands to check out!
Peepers - They have readers, blue light-blockers, and sunglasses. You also get a free gray case with every frame! The blue light-blockers are a all a part of their Focus™ Eyewear collection, which helps to filter damaging UV rays with the same level of protection as their sunglasses. It also minimizes harmful High-Energy Visible (HEV) blue light from digital devices by 40% or more and features an anti-reflective coating. They offer super stylish colors and styles!
Price: $ ($25)
Fave frames: To the Max and Limelight
Felix Gray - Filters Blue Light, premium Anti-Reflecting (AR) coat eliminates glare, frames are made from premium materials, like Italian acetate and German Engineered Monel, their proprietary Blue Light filtering solution enhances colors by better distinguishing between reds, greens, and blues. They use a special polarization so your screen is never distorted. Available in blue-light filtering, standard lenses, sunglasses, and readers.
Price: $$ ($145 for non-prescription and $195 for prescription)
Fave frames: Kelvin and Hopper
Topfoxx - They are 100% women-owned and operated and their tagline is "protective frames for the digital boss babe" and each frame is named after a woman - sold! Made from the latest revolutionary technology, their lenses are built with blue light-blocking polymer to filter out strong blue light rays emanating from electronic devices. Unlike most computer glasses that come with an orange tint, their frames are designed to resemble regular glasses without affecting the way you perceive color. They also sell sunglasses.
Price: $-$$ (Ranging in price from $65-$75, higher end being prescription lenses)
Fave frames: Stella and Audrey
Pixel Eyewear - They have computer glasses (clear lenses), amber glasses (yellow lenses), and sunglasses. Pixel glasses are engineered to be virtually clear while delivering unparalleled protection and eye comfort. Sounds good to me.
Price: $-$$ (Ranging in price from $75-$95)
Fave frames: Capra and Luna
Tijn Eyewear - They have standard lenses, blue light-blocking, sunglasses, and light-responsive (they darken to gray when exposed to ultra violet light) There are so many fun shapes and color/material options here.
Price: $-$$ (Ranging in price from $45-$200 depending on the features you add)
Fave frames: Mitchel and Maaike
Warby Parker - They are probably the most well-known for their prescription lenses but they also offer non-prescription, readers, and sunglasses. They have the option to add blue light protection to the glasses (for a $50 upcharge) and that's what I did! There are so many options here, ladies!!
Price: $-$$ (Starting at $95 including prescription)
Fave frames: Shea and Kimball (I have the Hughes and love them!)
Klassy - Founder, Natalie Rogers, wants to change the way women “see” themselves. I absolutely love that the name of each frame is a badass adjective or verb to describe women. They sell regular glasses, blue-light filtering, and sunglasses.
Price: $-$$ (Ranging in price from $55-$175, higher end being prescription lenses)
Fave frames: Bold and Bossy
True Dark - They have two different options so you have 24 hour blue light protection. TrueDark®’s Daywalker series don’t filter out 100% of blue because the truth is that some blue light is good. These are not available in prescription, but good news - they have "fitovers" for both the Daywalker and Twilight that you can wear over your prescription lenses. Definitely for the gal looking for top-notch blue light protection.
Price: $ (Ranging in price from $59-$89)
Fave frames: Daywalker Gray Tortiseshell Pro and Twilight Elite
Lady Boss - Sort of obsessed with this company and their mission - As a 100% female-owned & operated company, we believe in empowering women through clear vision. No more chunky, heavy frames or harsh tints; you deserve savvy styles, clear-lens technology & ultra-light designs. Together, we can become healthier, happier #LadyBosses!" Their glasses feature Polycarbonate (bullet-proof glass) lenses, complete with double-layered Intelligent Filter Technology™ to ensure top quality blue light shielding, and quality protection against both UVA & UVB rays.
Price: $$ ($150 plus a $10 add-on charge for readers)
Fave frames: Visionaries and Dimensions
Quay Australia - These are super fashionable and there are many options! They also sell sunglasses and readers. All of their glasses feature prescription-ready frames, so you can take them to your optometrist and have your prescription put in.
Price: $ (Ranging in price from$39-$65)
Fave frames: DON’T @ ME and All Nighter
Privé Revaux - They offer sunglasses, readers, and blue light-blockers. They have partnered with celebs to create limited edition frames, they also strive to keep you and your style fresh. To fufill that promise, frames will be manufactured in limited quantities.
Price: $ (Ranging in price from $29.95-$39.95)
Fave frames: Veronica and Angelou
Swan Wick - They have night and day Swannies as well as sunglasses and prescription options. Australian brothers James and Tristan Swanwick co-founded Swanwick Sleep after they couldn't find any other solution to their insomnia. Definitely for the gal looking for top-notch blue light protection.
Price: $$ (Ranging in price from $89-$259, higher end being prescription lenses)
Fave frames: Cat Eye Night Swannies and Crystal Day Swannies
DIFF Charitable Eyewear - They have prescription and non-prescription, sunglasses, readers and blue blockers, and all prescription glasses are available with blue light-blocking lenses. Every pair of DIFF glasses sold helps to provide the gift of sight to someone in need through eye exams, glasses, medicine, and surgery. To date, they’ve donated over 1.5 MILLION pairs of glasses worldwide. Pretty cool, right?
Price: $-$$ (Ranging in price from $40-$95, higher end being prescription lenses)
Fave frames: Bell and Weston
RA Optics - Their website gives a clear explanation of when to wear their Ultimate Night lenses. "Use of the Night Lenses is simple: when the sun sets, put them on. When people start to turn artificial lights on, put them on. When it is dark outside and artificial lights are on, put them on. For best results, wear them consistently from sunset until sleep." Their day lenses can be worn all day and are a bit more subtle in lens color.
Price: $$-$$$ (Ranging in price from $129-$399+, higher end being prescription lenses)
Fave frames: Ott and Popp
Don Rebel Eyewear - They sell sunglasses and blue light-blockers but don't deal with prescriptions. They offer various styles and colors. The pricing is reasonable because they believe that everyone should have access to contemporary affordable glasses that can contribute to eye health.
Price: $$ ($95)
Fave frames: Jade and Widow
Which lenses are you going to buy? Let me know in the comments!