If you spend the majority of your time in front of a digital screen, whether that’s a phone, TV, computer, or tablet, then this article is for you.

You might have heard of computer reading glasses before. At least we assume you have, because otherwise, how did you get here?

But you’ve never really seen the point, or just don’t really “get” them. Why bother wearing glasses when you can see perfectly fine?

Well, that’s not the only reason people wear lenses, and there are dangers out there that computer glasses can protect your precious retinas from.

Let’s look at why investing in a good pair of computer reading glasses is essential in limiting your exposure to blue light, and experiencing complete optical comfort. Like Geralt sinking into a hot bath.

Do computer glasses help with visual fatigue?

effet de la lumière bleue sur la rétine

Computer glasses protect your eyes against the harmful wavelengths of blue light that can damage your retinas. Artificial blue light exposure is increasingly common, thanks to good TV and games, and protection is paramount to good eye health.

Right now, you’re reading this article off a screen, which means blue light is creeping into your retinas. But that’s not the only source, blue light comes from any screen, the sun, and it’s even in your LED bulbs.

What is the spectrum of blue light?

Blue light sits between 380 and 500 nanometers on the wavelengths of invisible light. That’s just after ultraviolet light and just before visible.

It can be divided into two groups:

  • Harmful blue light (380 nm to 450 nm): Short-wavelength blue-violet light
  • So-called beneficial blue light (450 nm to 500 nm): Essential for the circadian rhythm and production of melatonin that allows you to get a good night’s sleep.

💡Note: Not all blue light is bad. Artificial blue light from screens might not be good, but the blue light we receive from the sun is okay. Plus, it comes with a side effect of fresh air. We recommend reading up on the dangers of blue light so you can fully understand what you’re exposing yourself to and the best ways to ensure you’re protected.

But, in a nutshell, the risks of prolonged exposure to blue light from screens include:

  • 🥴 Reduced visual comfort
  • 😢 Increased risk of eye strain
  • 😪 Disruption of the circadian rhythm which can lead to sleep disorders

Blue light blocking glasses: The best for screens

man wearing Horus X anti-blue light glasses while working on his computer

Now we’ve established that artificial blue light isn’t good for your eye health, let’s look at ways to prevent exposure.

Blue light blocking glasses, or even clip-on shields should be worn when you’re spending a prolonged amount of time in front of screen.

If your anti-blue light computer glasses are also anti-reflective then even better. This will allow for increased visual comfort when reading from screens.

Alternatively, if you spend a lot of time outside, you can also buy blue light blocking sunglasses which protect against glare and blue light when outdoors. Especially useful if you live in part of the world where you can work outside on your deck, in the sunshine.

Computer glasses aren’t the only effective way to prevent eye fatigue or computer vision syndrome (also known as digital eye strain). Regular breaks employing the 20-20-20 method help rest your tired eyes and promote good eye health.

💡Note: If you wear prescription glasses, make sure they have an anti-reflective treatment and an effective blue light filter to help prevent visual fatigue. If you’re unsure, always ask an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) for advice on the best pair of glasses for work and play.

How to choose a good pair of computer glasses

some options of horus x anti blue light glasses with colored background

Whether you’re a gamer who spends hours on all the new minigames on Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, or an in-the-sun worker, blue light computer glasses will help. Your eyes will feel less tired at the end of every day and be stronger for it. The important thing is making sure your chosen pair is high-quality and actually blocks the blue light it promises to.

It’s hard to choose the right pair of anti-blue light glasses without the appropriate knowledge, but remember not all glasses are created equal.

Here’s a summary of the important criteria to look out for when choosing your blue light blocking glasses:

  • Compliance with regulations: Must comply with ANSI ASC Z80 standards for blue light glasses
  • 📊 Filtration rate: Effective glasses will filter 100% of the ultra-harmful spectrum of blue light (380 - 400 nm), with good filtration of the harmful spectrum of up to at least 60% of the wavelengths (380 to 450 nm). So, you have to choose carefully, but don't worry, any reputable company will lay out these details exactly. Just like us at Horus X who have the best filtration technology on the market.
  • 🌈 Color of the lenses: It’s not just about the aesthetic. The color of the lenses on blue light glasses can actually be really important. Amber lenses on gaming glasses offer the strongest filtration, whereas clear pairs designed more for the average office worker have transparent lenses. These still offer high-level performance but in relation to the lesser hours spent staring intently at screens.
  • 👓 Frames: Choose a light and strong frame for optimal comfort.
  • 📃 Product guarantee: If you've found the holy grail, you'll want to keep it for a long time. Take some time to check out what warranty is offered by the manufacturer.

➡️Need some advice? Choose Horus X anti-blue light glasses. We’re so confident in our products that we offer a lifetime guarantee. We meet all ANSI regulations and offer the highest filtration on the market, while still making our glasses look chic and stylish!

Should I wear computer glasses? Final thoughts

Screens emit artificial blue light which can cause computer vision syndrome, fatigue and muscle tension that results in tired eyes. The best way to protect yourself from these symptoms is a good pair of blue light computer glasses.

Make sure your model of choice comes equipped with not only blue light filtration, but anti-glare too. If you’re a prescription lens wearer, don’t worry, you can request a blue light treatment on your existing glasses.

But make sure to check carefully before purchasing. Ensure the chosen model meets all compliance regulations, offers good filtration, and is stylish and attractive so you don’t mind wearing them anywhere you go, forever more. Which is good because they offer a lifetime guarantee!

So, take care of your little eyes. Take regular breaks, use tactics that force you to switch between long and short sighted vision, and try our other tips above for better eye health.


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