Do classic sunglasses protect from blue light?
Yes and no. Sunglasses are primarily designed to protect you from UV rays and reduce glare. So, in that sense, you're covered.
But originally, there wasn't much attention given to incorporating an anti-blue light filter into sunglasses simply because the harmful effects of blue light were not well understood.
Therefore, sunglasses block UV rays and light in general, but they don't specifically target blue light. Blue light is filtered to some extent, but not completely.
Another issue related to sunglasses is the polarizing technology that many of them are equipped with today.
Polarization is often beneficial as it further reduces glare, especially near bodies of water or snowy environments. However, it can hinder the proper viewing of digital screens because it blocks a significant portion of the digital light flux. You can actually test this by tilting your phone while wearing polarized glasses, and you'll find that the screen becomes difficult to see.
Do the perfect blue light blocking sunglasses exist?
If you did a quick Google search before landing on our website, you probably struggled to find some relevant information.
The reason is that this technology, straight out of Tony Stark's laboratory, was released during the summer of 2022!
It provides protection against UV rays, excessive brightness during the summer, and blue light as well. Therefore, it will be an excellent ally for the ultra-connected cyborg that you are. To give you an overview, it filters:
🔆 100% of UV rays
🟣 100% of violet blue light at 400 nm
🔵 96% of harmful blue light between 380 and 450 nm
The frame is taken and adapted from our Gaming collection, featuring a unique ergonomic design that has already convinced over 200,000 people worldwide.
It is ultra-comfortable, ultra-durable (made of polycarbonate, a material used in ballistic protection), and offers the best market protection combining UV, blue light, and glare, all backed by our lifetime warranty. The ultimate sunglasses to continue using your screens outdoors. They have been developed and tested under the demanding sun of Portugal, in the arid plains of Georgia, and in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains of Canada (we have a small but well-traveled team!).
Do we/Can we wear blue light glasses all the time?
Not necessarily. Our advice is to use them regularly, especially when using screens. It's like an insurance for the health and longevity of your eyes.
In small doses, blue light is not necessarily harmful. However, it is the repeated exposure, often in less-than-ideal conditions (sometimes mixed with UV rays), that poses the greatest risks. Our recommendations for wearing blue light glasses are:
📂 At work: essential in front of screens. We spend so much time on our PCs or smartphones that they have become an extension of ourselves. We're not fully bionic yet, so we need to protect ourselves.
Our recommendation: The Urban glasses. A versatile pair of glasses that provides solid protection throughout the day. One of the most powerful filters on the market for this level of transparency.
✈️ On the go: a good pair of sunglasses will do the trick, but if you plan on spending a lot of time on your phone or laptop outdoors, a classic anti-blue light glasses (which also filters UV but less general brightness) or sunglasses (for optimal protection) are recommended.
Our recommendation: the Horus X collection of sunglasses with anti-blue light protection! What else?
😴 At bedtime: Using anti-blue light glasses in the evening is recommended as it helps prepare your brain for sleep (the glasses block the blue light that hinders melatonin production and allows you to fall asleep faster).
Our recommendation: The One glasses. These glasses have an amber tint that minimizes blue light to facilitate falling asleep.