Blue Light Blocking Glasses

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  • As far as I can recall Dave's explanation, these Irlen glasses are custom-made, based on individual person testing/reading, whereas all the off-the-shelf ones offering fixed blue-light spectrum blockage, anywhere from 50% to 100%.




     


     


    Exactly our thoughts. If Helen Irlen has proven that coloured overlays on paper can help you overcome dyslexia and visual stress then why not incorporate this into a pair of glasses. The one`s Dave uses are probably specific to his needs and not just blue light blocking off the shelf ones. Agreed.


     


    If anyone has firsthand experience with the Irlen method we are very interested in it and could they post here:


    http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/9362-reading-by-the-colors-overcoming-dyslexia-and-other-reading-disabilities-through-the-irlen-method/


    Thank you.

  • boomboom
    edited March 2014

    Interesting to hear the benefits of these glasses as a sleep aid.  I look forward to trying them out for that reason.


     


    But I'm also wondering if these are good to use as regular sunglasses throughout the day?  I definitely wouldn't want to inadvertently make myself tired or function less optimally by wearing them. Although I noticed Dave wearing them during an interview in what seemed like the daytime.  So are there any positive/negative effects to wearing these during the day or wearing them for extended periods?


  • Bought a pair of the Uvex glasses for my fiancee and I to try out this week ; got them shipped over from Amazon in the US for £35 total - which if it helps our sleep then it's worth it in spades!  She suffers pretty badly from poor sleep, so I'm trying everything I can to help her out...and of course seeing if they help me sleep better as well.  Trying them out for a week before making  a decision on whether or not to keep using them!


  • I have these:


     


    http://www.blublocker.com/products/stargazer-blublocker


     


    Slightly more acceptable "style" wise. But oh-so incredibly effective. I started wearing yellow-tinted safety glasses last year. Made working at a computer monitor 10x easier, with more energy through out the day.


    Now, I mostly just wear them ~8:00pm and into the evening, and falling asleep is a lot easier, and I do feel more refreshed upon waking.


  • StevoStevo Upgrade in Progress

    They do look much cooler. Do they let in any blue light from the sides?


  • www.ebay.de/itm/141177275049?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


    www.ebay.de/itm/301176638514?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


    www.ebay.de/itm/111257936902?var=410268869071&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


     


    what's best? i think reds are best because they block green too

  • Hmm I might have to try those. The ones I currently have are quite...unfashionable.


  • edited May 2014

    I have to say I have been struggling with severe light sensitivity especially at work since my office is very bright and also when driving (basically anything on a bright day). 


     


    One thing that seem to have helping me is St.Jones Wort, which kind of odd because I found online that it may cause photo-sensitivity...


     


    Edit: Ooops Photo-sensitivity(skin sensitivity to sun) is different from Photo-phobia (eye light sensitivity)


  • Does anyone know what frequency of light actually needs to be blocked out? I have seen that blue light is around 475nm, but there are studies that use orange tinted glasses which will block out frequencies up to 550nm,


    Thanks


  • edited June 2016
    As an programmer who stares at multiple computer screens 8-10 hours a day, I bought a pair of computer glasses(http://www.taimeopt.com), not sure I really need this, but feel much better when staring in front of the computer.

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    As you can see in the image above, my detector detects the harmful blue light emitted from my iPhone (the same with iPad screen)...I also use a blue light filter app on my Android phone(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.ne.hardyinfinity.bluelightfilter.free),.

  • edited June 2016


    So I`m looking new ways to stop my insomnia.

    Dave recomended those glasses on podcast .http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90

    I searched tree hours but I couldn find any store that would sell them to europe.

    Can someone recomend any other glasses. Or if someone would help me and sell nad send those glasses to me. i would really appreciate. :)


    As an programmer who stares at multiple computer screens 8-10 hours a day, I bought a pair of computer eyewear (http://www.taimeopt.com),the manufacture claims their product can filter 97% of blue light. Here is an image taken from their website(before & after wearing the eyewear):


     


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  • RekaReka ✭✭✭
    edited June 2014

    Finally! I officially joined the cool gang :-P


     


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    Cost three times as much as my two previous attempts combined (yeah they were cheap tries) but I can't see blue! Magic... Looks quite cool too.


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  • I don't know if they ship to Europe, but I'm a long time Eagle Eyes customer.  I find the lense quality to be very good, much better than Blublockers brand.  They have a huge selection of styles, but buyer beware they are expensive, and they gouge you with shipping costs now which is irritating.  You can purchase a lifetime warranty for $10, which gets you a pair at half price, up to one pair per year, if they get lost or stolen.  They sell some of their styles on Amazon which I imagine would be cheaper at least in terms of shipping cost, but selection is limited.


     


    I just looked and they're offering free shipping through Fathers Day, so now is a good time if you have the cash.


     


    http://www.eagleeyes.com/

  • I just got these, in case anyone cares…  They don't look so weird.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D9X2UJ4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A235FO1VX4PGM


  • I just ordered a pair of perscription sunglasses on EyeBuyDirect as they offer a free tint at the moment. cost me 30$ incl shipping. I choose 80% brown tint and hope that filters out the blue light.


     


    I googled: does brown tint block blue light


    and got this: Amber/Brown: Amber and brown tints reduce glare and block blue light, giving them the ability to brighten vision on cloudy days. By blocking blue light, these tints increase contrast and visual acuity, especially against green and blue backgrounds such as grass and sky. Choose amber and brown tints for fishing, baseball, golf, hunting, cycling, and water sports.




  • Finally! I officially joined the cool gang :-P


     


    2bxkm1.jpg


     


    Cost three times as much as my two previous attempts combined (yeah they were cheap tries) but I can't see blue! Magic... Looks quite cool too.




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    good job, now you look just like dave asprey :D

  • katolotuskatolotus ✭✭✭

    Can't stop looking at that pic  :shock:


     


    Not seen links or info on these glasses, can you post (again)? 


     


    I'm currently using some prescription glasses with 60% orange tint, that seem to work pretty well, but want better frames that cover more of my eyes and try an 80% tint to make it a little darker. All the prescription frames I've look at so far have too much of a gap, so light can leak in when you look down or up. Might have to go the expensive oakley route with wraparounds to reduce light leakage.


    Katolotus

    MMA Fighter

     

    SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well



  • Exactly our thoughts. If Helen Irlen has proven that coloured overlays on paper can help you overcome dyslexia and visual stress then why not incorporate this into a pair of glasses. The one`s Dave uses are probably specific to his needs and not just blue light blocking off the shelf ones. Agreed.


     


    If anyone has firsthand experience with the Irlen method we are very interested in it and could they post here:


    http://forum.bulletproofexec.com/index.php?/topic/9362-reading-by-the-colors-overcoming-dyslexia-and-other-reading-disabilities-through-the-irlen-method/


    Thank you.




    This seems to be absolutely true:


     


    http://ilovebuttercoffee.com/dave-asprey-orange-glasses/


     


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    On another note, regarding BLUE BLOCKING GLASSES:


     


    I am really really confused,... kind of:


     


    So far we know that blocking blue light / wearing blue blocking glasses is good for you 1-2 hours before bed to prompt / (to not inhibit) Melatonin production.


     


    Dave and others recommend this one:


    http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413976211&sr=8-1&keywords=uvex+s1933x+skyper+safety+eyewear+black+frame+sct-orange+uv+extreme+anti-fog+lens


     


    Now this is 8.10$ !!!!!


     


    Other products for blocking blue light that I am aware of are:


    http://www.blublocker.com/


    and Glasses from www.lowbluelights.com


    (interestingly I think no one has mentioned them so far:) https://www.lowbluelights.com/products.asp?PageIndex=6


     


    They are MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE... ranging from 25$ - 80$


     


    And I am asking you: WHY?


     


    Now unfortunately the beforementioned glasses all have one thing in common and that is: they don't ship to europe / are only available on amazon.com.


     


    Alternatively, and also mentioned in this thread somewhere I believe, I found:


     


    http://www.gunnars.com/


     


    Now, gunnars.com is marketed/branded specifically for heavey-screen-users / gamers for


    -less eye stress


    -less headaches


    -less tired eyes


    etc.


    AND also mentions blue light... BUT never really states anywhere that they (try to) block ~100% of blue light or anything.


     


    Now... I purchased a pair of Gunnars because, even though I am not sure about any blue light blocking function, since I am sometimes spending excessive amounts of time in front of a screen where I have to be highly concentrated, I CAN benefit from all the above mentioned benefits with or without 100% blue blocking function.


     


    NEVERTHELESS I'd be interested if anyone here can help me with my confusion and explain


     


    -the harsh difference in prices, especially regarding the UVEX vs. the LOWBLUELIGHTS.com glasses (is it just marketing/positioning/pricing and maybe the constitution around the glasses? ..... are the glasses that much different at the end? Or do any yellow/orange tinted glasses block 100% blue light?)


    AND


    -if anyone has anymore knowledge about the Gunnars.com Glasses? I wrote them an eMail, and I'll let you know but until then I'm interested in opinions! :)

  • How about these?


     


    http://www.blublocker.com/search?q=clip-on


     


    I purchased some orange clip-on driving glasses, to wear over my glasses at night when I take out my contacts.  They seem to work ok.


  • edited November 2014

    Blocking blue light does help sleep, there are varied solutions to prevent all these things:



     


  • I'm looking a getting a pair of prescription glasses at the end of the year with an orange tint to replace to pair I've been using successfully this year. The current ones are 60% orange tint to my prescription and nothing else fancy. Work as well as my 'proper' blue light blocking glasses I've got, so gonna keep on the path, as the prescription is handy.


     


    Only thing I'm doing differently, other than getting frames that cover the eyes a bit better and let less light in through the sides, is getting a slightly darker tint of orange. Was originally thinking 80%, but not sure if that'll be too dark to be practical. Thinking now maybe 70-75%, any thoughts?


    Katolotus

    MMA Fighter

     

    SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well



  • I'm looking a getting a pair of prescription glasses at the end of the year with an orange tint to replace to pair I've been using successfully this year. The current ones are 60% orange tint to my prescription and nothing else fancy. Work as well as my 'proper' blue light blocking glasses I've got, so gonna keep on the path, as the prescription is handy.


     


    Only thing I'm doing differently, other than getting frames that cover the eyes a bit better and let less light in through the sides, is getting a slightly darker tint of orange. Was originally thinking 80%, but not sure if that'll be too dark to be practical. Thinking now maybe 70-75%, any thoughts?




     


    Have you looked into getting actual Irlen lenses like Dave talks about? I looked into a guy here in Montreal that does them, but I'm planning on getting laser eye surgery, so I didn't bother getting the custom lenses.

  • Hello everyone. I found these lenses only a few days ago and saw your experience about it, you know I recommend the excellent glasses at a low price? In the old comments I've heard good of uvex s1933 but these block the light blue 100%?
    What characteristics must have good glasses anti blue light?


  • Isn't green light a concern too?


     


    Could someone look at this color and tell me what you see?


     


    http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/htmlcolor.pl?c=008000


  • JRoselandJRoseland
    edited September 2015

    If you cross reference by the color orange on Amazon you'll find a bunch of orange glass options


     


    Some are actually quiet stylish


  • Hi, is there someone that have noticed any side effects of wearing blueblockers?


    I have been using blueblockers from lowbluelight.com for the past 1.5 years. Since 3-4 months back I see blue flashes of light in my vision several times per day (30-50 flashes).


     


    I’m going to do an MRI and see an ophthalmologist next week but wanted to check if someone had similar problems. 

  • I'd see an eye doctor sooner rather than later! Doubt it's anything to do with the glasses.


    Katolotus

    MMA Fighter

     

    SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well

  • I did see an eye doctor.


     


    My eyes are fine. The MRI of my brain and upper spine did not show anything unusual either. 


     


    The doctor advised me to stop using the glasses...


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