What are Blue Light Glasses?

Ever noticed a colleague rocking a slick pair of frames around the office and suspiciously thought to yourself, ‘I didn’t think they wore glasses’?. Or perhaps you’ve been served ads in your Insta feed, starring the most impossibly beautiful millennials, wearing glasses that claim to reduce headaches and fatigue, yet STILL LOOK AMAZING? Well folks, the rumours are true. However, it’s important to note that not all blue light glasses are created equal. Some don’t quite live up to their claims, others are just plain ugly. But, we digress. To understand how blue light reducing technology works, we first need to understand what the frick blue light actually is, and how it might be impacting our health, unbeknownst to us. Hold on to your hats, cos we’re about to get sciencey. 

Blue Light Glasses

So… back to blue light reducing glasses! Given all the potential harm this exposure is doing to our systems, glasses like these aim to filter out blue light, meaning less of it is actually absorbed into our retina. Just be careful as you browse; not all models are legit. At Ambr, our lenses are made with a naturally-occurring pigment, which blocks 100% of blue wavelengths under 420nm, and approximately 40% at 450nm. What’s more, they don’t have that creepy orange tint that’s so popular among computer glasses. But don’t take our word for it, browse the full collection of frames here.