The 10 Best Blue Light Blocking Glasses

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in October of 2018. If you're like most people in the modern world, you probably spend a lot of time each day staring at screens, from phones to computers. Research has shown that this can cause eyestrain, headaches, and sleep issues. These blue light blocking glasses attempt to mitigate those problems. Some of them use yellow, amber, or orange lenses, while others are completely clear, for a more conventional look. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Spektrum Prospek

2. Gunnar Optiks Riot

3. Swanwick Classic Night Swannies

Editor's Notes

October 05, 2020:

Although the jury is still out on how effective blue light blocking glasses actually are, especially when it comes to preventing long-lasting damage, many people swear by them. These glasses are said to help users sleep better by preventing blue light from interrupting melatonin production, and they may help your eyes feel less tired over the course of a day spent staring at screens. Whether or not you believe all of the hype, you may be curious to try a pair for yourself, so we've selected plenty of sturdy and stylish specs that might make your day-to-day grind at the computer easier.

Because they come in a wide range of magnification options, and are attractive without being large or noticeable, we've kept the top spot for the Spektrum Prospek. But we changed our Gunnar pick from the Intercept to the popular Gunnar Optiks Riot. Gamers who are settling in for a long session will appreciate this option's lightweight and flexible construction.

The aforementioned both offer relatively light-colored lenses; if you're in search of something darker, look instead to the Swanwick Classic Night Swannies. The manufacturer recommends wearing these for 1 to 2 hours before bedtime, but not during the day. The Uvex Skyper are also quite dark, but they aren't exactly stylish. In fact, they resemble a pair of safety goggles or shooting glasses, although they don't provide the high level of protection required for dangerous activities. The ElementsActive Fitover are a dark orange, as well, and may be helpful for those who already wear glasses, since they do indeed fit over a pair of glasses, just as their name indicates.

October 26, 2018:

Made sure to include a variety of frame styles and lens colors. Lenses vary from clear to light yellow to dark amber or orange. Lighter colors mean less distortion, which can be important for gamers & movie fans. Darker colors offer more protection, which can be helpful, especially at night.

Special Honors

Tom Ford Blue Block Soft Round They cost a pretty penny, but the Tom Ford Blue Block Soft Round have plenty of little touches that make them a perfect choice for style-conscious wearers. These include a shiny, but subtle, 'T' logo at the temples, no matter which color frames you select — and there are a range to choose from, such as standard matte black or dark brown.

MVMT Ritual Everscroll From MVMT, a popular watch and accessories company, the Ritual Everscroll have an eye-catching square frame in several handsome colors, some not offered by less expensive models, including green or transparent. You can rely on their Akulon-coated screws for durability, and for providing just the right amount of tension.

Warby Parker Blue Light If you already wear corrective lenses, don't fret. The Warby Parker Blue Light are lenses that can be added to any frame the company offers — in both prescription and non-prescription versions. This allows for excellent versatility, especially since there are many frame styles to select from, for both men and women.

4. Gamma Ray Computer

5. J+S Vision Shield

6. TruVision 2 Pack

7. ElementsActive Fitover

8. Duco Gamer

9. Uvex Skyper

10. Cyxus Retro

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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