At Quay, we’re all about practicing safe specs. Our blue light glasses help you filter out the blues and look great as you hit the Zoom or scroll the ‘gram. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about the ins and outs of blue light technology and how it werks, read ahead for all the deets.
What Are Blue Light Glasses?
Blue light glasses essentially filter out blue-violet light rays that digital screens emit. Blue light naturally occurs in sunlight, but we increasingly get more of it these days through our electronic screens. Blue light is a high-energy visible (HEV) light, which means that it has a short wavelength and can, in some people, contribute to symptoms such as tired eyes and vision blur. Overexposure to blue light disrupts our sleep-wake cycle, making falling asleep at night difficult.
Do Blue Light Filters Actually Work?
Do blue light filters actually work? Blue light glasses can curb the impact of using screens by effectively blocking out blue light that interrupts sleep cycles. In addition to using blue light filter glasses, keep your vision on point by practicing healthy screen habits. When working on the computer, make sure that you sit at least an arm's length away from your screen, or at least 20 inches or so. Practice the 20-20-20 rule, which is that for every 20 minutes you spend looking at a screen, stare at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds to relax your eyes.
Blue light glasses benefits
By filtering out the blues, blue light glasses help ease the impact of prolonged blue light exposure. The major thing to keep in mind is that blue light has been shown to suppress melatonin, the hormone that makes us sleepy. They can help reduce melatonin suppression to help you catch better ZZZ’s at night. If you’re a late night scroller, pop on blue light glasses to cut down that late-night alertness. Plus, practicing safe specs with blue light glasses may ease the symptoms of the digital eye strain when paired with the savvy screen habits mentioned above.
Picking the Right Blue Light Frames for Me
At Quay, shop the right blue light frames to scroll in style while practicing safe specs. Choose from fan faves such as blue light takes on HARDWIRE, HIGH KEY MINI, CEO, and more. Pop on glasses that are prescription-ready, or treat yourself to blue light reading glasses with light vision correction. You can grab rounds, cat eyes, squares, aviators, pantos, and more — whatever fits your vibe. Also, find your go-to fit — we carry blue light glasses in mini, oversized, and low-bridge fits in addition to standard sizes.
Whatever your eyewear go-to may look like, filter out the blues in style with Quay's blue light glasses collection.