What is blue light
Blue light is a high energy light wave that is emitted from most electronic devices screens and office lighting.
The problem of overexposure
Today, we are overexposed to increasing amounts of blue light and recent studies show that this overexposure is leading to numerous health issues:
Blurry vision, headaches, dry eyes, along with neck and back pains.
Disruptions to a normal sleep wake cycles
Excessive exposure to blue light may disrupt a normal production of melanopsin which is required to maintain regular wake and sleep cycles. Our eyes are made to respond to a normal 24 hour cycle and serve as the primary conduit of light signals to the brain. Exposure for longer periods of blue light than our brain perceive as normal, can increase the time it takes us to fall asleep and can also result in abnormal sleep cycles.
Age-related Macular Degeneration symptoms
Prolonged exposure of the retina to extensive blue light may cause damage to our light sensitive retina cells which will result in symptoms similar to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cause severe vision deterioration.
Overnight Glasses Office package with Blue Armor ™ technology
Watch a demonstration of Blue Armor blue light blocking
View actual test results (technical data) from COLT labs
Blue Light Transmittance
The below graph illustrates the results for tests done by COLT laboratories on Blue Armor lenses ™.
On the left, a scale of blue light transmitted in percentages.
On the bottom of the graph, a scale of wavelengths in nanometers.
The blue graph illustrate the minimum amount of blue light that is required to be blocked by the American National Standard.
The black graph shows the amount of blue light blocked by our Blue Armor ™ lenses.
Blue Armor™ lenses excel in blocking the most harmful wavelength 400-450nm that may cause retina damages and cell death, as well helps with melatonin suppression caused by overexposure to the blue light emitted by our electronic devices’ screens and LED lighting. The lens does not block ‘other blue light’ in the ranges 470-500nm to maintain accurate visibility of blue colors as intended by the designers of the game, movie or any other blue colors surrounding us.
COLT labs are a U.S based Ophthalmic Product Testing Laboratory and a leader in excellence for lens testing.