I'm going to make this a quick post on the brands of green and blue light blocking glasses that I recommend the most.
One thing to keep in mind is that there is a HUGE blue blocker scam going on today.
If you buy blue blockers that are CLEAR in color, they are most likely worthless and certainly not at all safe to wear during the nighttime. A good rule of thumb to follow in regards to blue light blockers is that for daytime use you want to use a pair of glasses with a noticeable tint or yellow color. These tints will let in SOME blue light because your body and brain need it to operate optimally during the day. For this reason, NEVER wear your blue light blocking glasses outside.
For nighttime use you want a pair of blue light blockers that also blocks some green light. The color of a quality nighttime lens should be orange to red in color. These colors will block out most of the stimulating blue and green light that your body was designed not to see or sense at nighttime.
The TrueDark Twilights Sunset Aviators are a very cool looking pair of blue and green light blocking glasses that have a unique feature I have not seen on any other pair of blue light blocking glasses.
What is this unique feature?
They have a gradient lens.
Meaning the lens darker at the top and getting lighter in color as you move down towards the bottom. This means that the lens blocks more blue and green light at the top and middle of the lens than it does at the bottom of the lens.
Why on earth would they do this?
Well, some studies show that light coming from above your eyes or hitting your eyes directly straight on is more stimulating and suppresses more melatonin than light coming from below.
So towards the center and top of the lens, the lens blocks about 99% of bluelight and and 93% of the green light. Towards the bottom of the lens it blocks a little less of the green light (about 73%) so you...
The Spectra479 blue and green light blocking glasses are one of my favorite mid tier priced blue blockers. At around $30 (using the special code "BlueLightDiet" at checkout) they block virtually all of the blue light and a lot of the green light as well. The specs show that the 479's start letting in .1% of green light at 520nm and just 1% at 530nm. This is an upgrade from your typical blue blockers light blocking ability like the UVEX Orange and a slight downgrade in blocking ability from higher tier blue and green light blockers like RA Optics or True Dark.
The benefit is that you still get the vast majority of melatonin protection and these glasses are easier to see in at night so they make a great intro pair or are good for anyone who won't wear blue light blocking glasses because they cause TOO MUCH light distortion.
The Spectra479's also come in a "clip on" version where you can simply clip them on to an existing pair of prescription glasses so you can still get the benefits of...
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In the video below, you will learn why the traditional orange tint blue blockers are not good enough for optimal night time protection from artificial light at night.
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SO as you learn in this video, orange tinted blue blockers still let some of the melatonin suppressing green light spectrum in through the lens. While you can see better in orange tints which makes them great for driving at night or going out to dinner, if you want complete protection at night you need a pair of green AND blue light blocking glasses.
We test and recommend many great pairs of green and blue light blockers in The Blue Light Detox program. You can find the glasses used in this video at ...
Ok so I have a few favorite blue blockers but the EMR Cyclops glasses are tied for my favorite "out of the box" green and blue light blocking glasses.
These are the kind of glasses with red lenses for nighttime use. The red lenses block blue and green light.
The scratch resistant coated red lenses in the EMR Cyclops glasses block 99.99% of light from 400nm to 550nm. They also lock 90% of the light from 550nm to 570nm. This wavelength range includes the violet, blue and green light spectrums and is more than enough protection to ensure your melanopsin photoreceptors are safe and melatonin is not suppressed and instead runs smoothly throughout the night.
You can get these glasses here http://www.bluelightdetox.com/emr
Watch this short video below and then I'll dig into some more EMR Cyclops details below the video.
As you can see, the overall EMR glasses look pretty cool. They are not big and bulky but at the same time, the red lenses cover a lot of area around your eyes.