Navigating the variety of blue light-blocking glasses, which include computer glasses and gaming glasses, can be difficult. While most makers rely on the same blue light-blocking technology, some glasses don’t always block the same amount of blue light, while others offer improved blue light blocking and employ additional options and technologies which help further reduce the negative effects of blue light on the eyes. Understanding how blue light from a computer, phone, TV, or tablet screen can hurt or fatigue your eyes, is important in deciding which glasses will help the most.
Blue light is short-wavelength light that scatters more easily than longer-wavelength light like reds and yellows. Since it scatters more easily, blue light makes focusing harder for your eyes, and after prolonged exposure and constant attempts to focus (like reading text on a screen) your eyes can become strained and tired. A yellow-tinted lens in blue light-blocking glasses filters out the short wavelength. The best blue light-blocking glasses filter at least 50% of high-energy, short-wavelength, visible light (blue-violet light less than 450 nm) from reaching your eyes, and they cut glare from the screen.
FramesDirect.com offers BlueReflect™ lenses. These blue light-blocking lenses filter 50% or more of blue light, and they’re treated with an anti-glare coating, allowing your eyes to focus more easily and thus reducing eye fatigue throughout the day. BlueReflect lenses are available in prescription or non-prescription (plano) lenses, so whether you need a specific prescription or you simply want the benefits of blue light blocking lenses, we’ve got you covered.
Once you know to look for glasses with lenses that meet blue light-blocking requirements, finding the best glasses for screen time comes down to your choice of style. We’ve narrowed down some of the most popular styles available, all with either blue light-blocking lenses included, or available upon request.
You’ll find the Oakley Airdrop with blue light-blocking lenses everywhere, from corporate boardrooms to pro-gamer Twitch streams. One of, if not the most popular eyeglasses frames today, the Airdrop is sleek and bold. And with Oakley’s roots in action sports, you can count on these frames to be lightweight and durable. When equipped with a BlueReflect™ lens in single vision, progressive, or non-prescription, the Airdrop makes the perfect pair of glasses for protecting your eyes and reducing eye fatigue from long days coding your next project, or long nights playing your favorite game.
Known for its quirky, New York-inspired style aesthetic, the Kate Spade label offers fun, flirty, and classic eyeglasses, while leading the way in modern design in the Big Apple and beyond. The Lucyann Us from Kate Spade features a clean and uncomplicated rectangular silhouette with a playful splash of color inside the temples. Made in lightweight acetate, these frames make the perfect office workhorse when fitted with BlueReflect™ lenses. Your days are long enough—you shouldn’t have to worry about eye fatigue from blue light or pressure points from heavy glasses.
Silhouette eyewear perfectly embodies the minimalist design aesthetic, and no other frame exudes minimalism quite like the Silhouette Rimless 5515 TMA—the “TMA" in the name stands for Titanal Minimal Art. This frame features temples in Titanal (an extremely lightweight but sturdy composite metal) and a rimless, rectangular lens, resulting in a super-lightweight pair of glasses. Add in BlueReflect™ lenses and you’ll enjoy incredible all-round comfort for long days in the office.
Bruce Willis, Rashida Jones, Robert Pattinson, Seth Rogen—the list goes on. For decades celebrities from film stars to politicians have embraced Clubmaster frames as part of their look. Which makes this timeless classic one of the best choices for a pair of computer glasses. While they may not be as lightweight as a minimalist frame, the narrower lower rims help keep these bold frames reasonably lightweight, while making a significant style impact.
The name Gucci is synonymous with luxury design, so it makes sense that Gucci Eyewear created what we think is the best oversized silhouette for a pair of blue light-blocking glasses. Full of style, the GG0026O is a reinterpretation of the vintage horn-rimmed design, updated for a modern, urban look. With blue light-blocking lenses, these oversized frames make an outsized style statement while keeping your eyes comfortable and focused at work.