The Best Blue Light Blocking Glasses in 2019 Reviewed

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What Are the Best Light Protection Glasses to Buy?

I was interested to find out what are some good glasses that block blue light available to use for me to review.

Wearing a good pair of lenses that filter out blue light, especially at night is probably one of the simplest sleep improvement tips that anyone, at any age can do.

When I’m considering using a pair of blue light blocking glasses I want ones that I can use during the day when working on a computer, plus, ones that block the most blue wavelength at night.

So I went out researching online, and using them myself, for what are the highest rated & most recommended glasses that block blue light products and brands available to buy online.

The Best Blue-Light Blocking Glasses in 2019

Here is the list of recommended blue light blocking glasses for you to quickly compare.

1. BLUBlox Glasses

  • Only use lenses designed to block 100% blue and green wavelengths
  • Many stylish frame shape designs for both men and women: round, rectangle, wayfarer
  • Option to send in your frames to be fitted with prescription lenses
  • Option to send in your frames to be fitted with non-prescription lenses
  • Option to send in your frames to be fitted with reader diopters
  • Different sizing options
  • Kids blue light blocking frames available

BLUblox are one of my best overall 100% blue blocking glasses brands.

They are comfortable to wear, come in many styles, lens color options and I trust them to filter out blue light.

The BLUblox brand offers three blue light filtering lens colors.

This Sleep+ range of red lenses block 100% blue and green light at 400 nm to 550nm wavelengths found in artificial light at night that can disturb your natural sleep cycle.

The SummerGlo yellow/amber lens range block 100% of 400-495 nm wavelengths. Good option for people with migraines, light sensitivitey, anxiety and Winter mood change.

The BluLite clear blue light filtering lens range reduces some of the blue light wavelengths so that you can confidently wear in an office with no one knowing you are wearing special lenses.

The brand prides itself on being willing openly share its lens reports to consumers. I like this transparency so if you want to know exactly the spectrum lens test results you can ask BLUblox support to share that with you.

2. RaOptics Glasses

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  • Multiple stylish frame shape options: round, rectangle
  • Trusted day time and night-time lens options
  • Different sizing options & colours for men, women and children
  • Endorsed by Dr Jack Kruse
  • Available as readers and prescription lens option
Use the RaOptics coupon code – biohackerslab – at the RaOptics website here to get a nice discount on their frames and glasses range.

The RaOptics are one of my highly recommended brands as I trust them to produce lenses that do filter out harmful blue and green wavelengths.

I love the clear frame RaOptics Popp style, which can have a more light amber lens color for day usage and dark red lens color for 100% protection at night.

Listen to founder Matt Maruca explain how he uses RaOptic frames alongside good chronobiology tips in his Light Diet.

They are comfortable on the nose, wide enough for my head and the high definition clarity looking through the lens is the same as the BluBlox for me.

3. Swannies Glasses

Specifications
  • Size: Regular, small, kids
  • Color options: Black, tortoise shell, prescription glasses fit-overs, child frames
  • Weight: 3.6 ounces

The swannies are a good stylish option that you can wear inside during the day at the office and at night.

The Swannies are made by Swannick Sleep founder, James Swannick.

These particular frames were massively popular at the 2016 Bulletproof conference expo hall. I can’t tell you how many Bulletproof biohackers I saw wearing these.

The reason they wore them at the conference was due to the artificial light in the expo hall. What a great biohacking tip to enjoy walking around an artificially lit exhibition hall wearing these to help act as anti-blue light glasses, plus, look stylish.

  • Classic frame design that will suit majority of face shapes
  • Strong blue blocking dark amber colour
  • Different sizing options & colours for men, women and children
  • FDA registered glasses
  • Endorsed by famous biohackers
  • Kids size range of frames
  • Frame styling might suit everyone
  • Not wrap around lenses so won’t block light from all angles
  • Lens colour might be too dark to use during the day, so more suited for evening wear or very bright rooms

4. Uvex Skyper Glasses

Specifications
  • Size: One size fits most
  • Color options: Black
  • Weight: 2.9 ounces
What makes these special is that they are designed to block light coming in from the sides too, so wrapping your eyes for maximum protection from lightwaves leaking from any direction.

The Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear is long-term favourite for many getting an entry level pair of glasses.

They are one of the best fitover options if you wear prescription glasses, or use readers.

They are one of the original brands available to buy for people looking to protect themselves from the harmful blue light effects of TV’s, cellphones, and indoor lighting.

The problem with the other frames I’ve suggested is they aren’t designed to go over existing prescription eyewear. The Uvex glasses help to solve this problem.

However, if you feel they aren’t stylish enough and you want something more fashionable then also take a look at the Swannies and Elements fitovers option.

Another issue with the other frames I’ve suggested is that they do not cover the side of the eyes when worn. Benefit of the Uvex Skyper wrapping around your head is that they do block light coming in your peripheral vision field.

The UVEX SCT orange lens tint is made to help Computer Vision Syndrome. This for people who are damaging their eyes from computer screen glare. The claim to help improve focus, reduces eye fatigue and help inhibit vision problems, like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

  • Cheapest option
  • Absorbs 98% blue light away from your eyes
  • Can fit over prescription eyeglasses to turn them into blue light blocking reading glasses
  • Covers the complete eyeball from top, bottom and sides.
  • Three adjustable arm length options
  • Replaceable lens system
  • Made in the U.S.A

5. Duco Computer Glasses

Specifications
  • Size: One size fits most
  • Color options: Black with gray arms
  • Weight: 0.7 ounces
I would strongly recommend getting a pair of these yellow tinted glasses along with a pair of darker red/amber tinted lenses frames. This allows you to be able to switch between the ones that you wear during the daytime for protection from eye strain & ones you wear at nighttime for protecting your circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle).

These are a good entry level computer glasses for eye strain. I’d also suggest their darker amber lens option called the Duco Pro Amber Glasses if you are wanting budget gamer blue light blocking glasses.

The Duco Anti-Blue Light Glasses are very comfortable to wear all day when gaming, or in front of a computer screen.

These were my first pair of glasses. I got the light yellow lenses to wear in the office around others. I did find the lens is not the best for clarity compared to others like the RaOptics and Swannies.

What I like about these is that they are so light you hardly feel them on your face.

The bendable arms on make them very comfortable to wear as they adjust to my head width. If you have a wide head (face) and find some frames are too narrow get these as they will bend to your head shape & still feel good.

If you stay up late when gaming you may need the help of a melatonin supplement to also help regulate your body clock.

  • Very lightweight frames
  • Perfect for daytime wear at a job
  • Arms that bend to feel very comfortable behind your ears
  • Classic rectangle rim design
  • Made to help prevent common dry, red eyes from computer glare
  • Popular with gamers as gaming glasses since it won’t interfere with a headset
  • One size only so might not suit if looking for smaller tighter frames
  • The light tint Duco’s are not the best for maximum blue filtering. For high protection fro blue light at night go with the Duco Pro Amber glasses option

6. Elements Active Fitover Glasses

Specifications
  • Size: One size fits most
  • Color options: Black
  • Weight: 1.6 ounces

I recommend these as a good option as fitovers for people who need to wear prescrption glasses.

The Elements Active Fitover Glasses are good option if you wear Rx prescription lenses, or need to use readers.

They should help reduce eye strain or fatigue and still look stylish when working in a public space like an office.

  • Fit over most size prescription eyeglasses
  • Comfortable nose bridge area.
  • Light weight
  • Blocks 95% of blue light
  • Some feel they could be a little bigger for people with larger head sizes
  • Some users report the frames cracking or breaking at the nose bridge

7. TrueDark Daywalker Elite Glasses

Specifications
  • Size: One size fits most
  • Color options: Black
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces

The TrueDark Daywalker glasses are endorsed by Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey. The TrueDark brand made by the Biohacked are his recommened blue light protection glasses.

These are great option if you want to wear the same frames and lenses that Dave Asprey does during the day.

They come in two styles of frames, classic & elite. I personally like the look of the rectangle shaped frame Daywalker Elite over the Daywalker Classic oval shaped classic lenses.

  • Bulletproof Dave Asprey recommended glasses
  • Solid colored lenses are used rather than color tint over clear lenses
  • Lightweight aluminum frames
  • Polarized lenses
  • Designed to filter out artificial blue light from devices and room lights during the day
  • Some people feel the rectangle lenses are too wide for them

8. TrueDark Twilight Classic Glasses

Specifications
  • Size: One size fits most
  • Color options: Black
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces

The TrueDark Twilight Classic Glasses is one of the original options made by the Biohacked company.

These are great option if you want to wear the same pair of glasses that Dave Asprey does during the night or want a pair of red lens blue light blocking glasses for sleep.

These dark red lens are designed to help promote sleep by preventing melanopsin activation which causes melatonin suppression, and physiological stress They also come in two styles of frames, classic & elite.

If you are going out in public then the rectangle shaped frame Twilight Elite frames are much better looking over the Twilight Classic oval shaped classic lenses.

  • Designed to block maximum amount of blue light option
  • Comes with prescription lenses insert option (requires optometrist to create Rx lenses for insert)
  • Made to wear 1-2 hours before bed to help aid sleep
  • Use on night-time flights to help sleep on a plane
  • Covers the complete eyeball from top, bottom and sides.
  • Endorsed by Dave Asprey
  • The sport design might not be for everyone
  • The dark red tint lenses make it harder to see at night
  • Not advised to be used when driving

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Blue Light Blocking Glasses?

Blue light blocking glasses are lenses that filter out the blue and green wavelength color spectrum from both artifical and natural light. People wear these glasses when looking at screens or under artificial light, especially at night, to help protect their eye health and to not disturb their sleep cycle.

When to Put on Blue Light Filtering Glasses?

You should start wearing blue light blocking glasses 1-2 hours before you know you when you want to go to sleep. This is how people use these types of sleep glasses to help maintain a healthy circadian rhythm.

Type of Lens Colors Available

  1. Red
  2. Amber/Yellow
  3. Clear

Do Blue Light Glasses Work?

Yes, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health blue blocking lenses significantly reduced the negative effect of LED light induced melatonin suppression in the evening compared to clear lenses.

What Are the Benefits of Blue Light Blocking Glasses?

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Last updated: December 8, 2019

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