Do classic sunglasses protect against blue light?
Yes and no. Sunglasses are primarily designed to protect you from UV rays and reduce glare. So on that side, you're covered.
But originally, there was no particular attention to integrate a blue light filter , simply because we did not really know the harmful effects.
Sunglasses therefore block UVS and light in general, without targeting blue light. It is filtered to a lesser extent but not completely.
Another problem with sunglasses is their polarizing technology , which many are equipped with today.
Polarization is often relevant because it allows you to further reduce glare (especially near waterways #lamarreauxcanards or snow #elleesttropmolle) but it prevents the proper reading of digital screens because it blocks a good part of the light flow digital (you can also do the test with your phone if you turn it at a certain angle, you won't be able to see the screen if you have polarized glasses).
Do sunglasses against blue light exist?
If you did a quick google search before landing on our site, you must have struggled to find some relevant information.
The reason ? This technology straight out of Tony Stark's laboratory was released in the summer of 2022!
It protects just as well against UV rays, excessive light in summer and also against blue light. It will therefore be an ally of choice for the ultra-connected cyborg that you are. To give you an overview, it filters:
🔆 100% UV
🟣 100% blue violet light at 400nm
🔵 96% of harmful blue light between 380 and 450 nm
The frame is taken and adapted from our Gaming collection with their unique ergonomic design which has already convinced more than 200,000 people around the world.
It is ultra comfortable, ultra resistant (in polycarbonate, materials used in ballistic protection) and with the best protection on the market combining UV, blue light and reflections AND accompanied by our lifetime guarantee. The ultimate sunglasses to keep using your screens outdoors. It was developed and tested under the demanding sun of Portugal, in the arid plains of Georgia, in the merciless rocky mountains of Canada (we have a small team but travel a lot!)
Must / Can we wear blue light blocking glasses all the time?
Not necessarily. Our advice is that you should especially use them on a regular basis when using screens. It's a bit like health and old-age insurance for your eyes.
In small doses, blue light is not necessarily harmful, but it is this repeated exposure, in sometimes not ideal conditions (sometimes mixed with UVs) that poses the greatest risk. Our recommendations for wearing blue light blocking glasses:
📂 At work : essential in front of the screens. We spend so much time on our PC or our smartphones that they have become an extension of ourselves. We're not completely bionic yet, so we have to protect ourselves.
Our recommendation : The Casual / Urban sunglasses . A go-anywhere eyewear that gives you 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 to spend a lot of time on your phone or PC outdoors, a classic anti-blue light sunglasses (which also filters UV but less general brightness ) or sunscreen (for optimal protection) is recommended.
Our recommendation : the Horus X solar anti-blue light collection! What else?
😴 At bedtime : Using anti-blue light glasses in the evening is recommended because it helps prepare your brain for falling asleep (the glasses block blue light which prevents the production of melatonin and allows you to fall asleep faster).
Our recommendation : The One bezel . Glasses with an amber tint that reduces blue light as much as possible to make it easier to fall asleep.