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Goggles For Blocking Out Blue Light: Does price mattter?

Answered on November 21, 2014
Created July 10, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I read this earlier post discussing how great Uvex safety goggles were for blocking out blue light which helps improve sleep. They run about $10. I've seen glasses on the internet designed for blue light block that cost 7 times more. Does price make a difference in these situations? Do you get anything more for the $70 glasses?

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on July 11, 2013
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On my wishlist, thanks!

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on July 11, 2013
at 01:57 PM

That is what I wanted! Thank you!

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on July 11, 2013
at 01:55 PM

Excellent point. A lot of things work once or twice only. I use Linux at home so I am still wrestling with that software. I did have a pair of amber safety glasses I bought for a project a few weeks ago. I wore them for 3 hours before bed. I slept better, but that could have been for multiple reasons. On the up side, the cheap safety glasses, Uvex ( see below ) that everyone is recommending is only $10 and has other uses, so it isn't the worst thing in the world if that doesn't help. A lot cheaper than the $70 glasses I've seen.

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on July 11, 2013
at 03:32 AM

Check out Uvex's absorption spectrum documentation. They claim that their orange lenses block very close to 100% of blue light. These are intended as welding safety glasses, so I'd expect that these are based on real data and are pretty accurate.

I own a pair, and when I look at the blue LED on my router, it looks like it's off. It's completely invisible.

The $70 glasses are probably less fragile, they look less dorky, and they might have a closer fit that lets in less light around the edges. They might also have a more specific absorption spectrum so that they can block blue light without making everything else look as aggressively orange.

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on July 11, 2013
at 01:57 PM

That is what I wanted! Thank you!

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on November 21, 2014
at 09:23 AM

I chose T'amie eyewear for blocking blue light. It's $119. Can it be considered expensive? Maybe yes, but I really think it works.

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on July 11, 2013
at 05:31 AM

I use these and they have worked wonders for me. I put them on around 7-8 pm.

http://amzn.to/17Rkce1

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on July 11, 2013
at 01:57 PM

On my wishlist, thanks!

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on July 11, 2013
at 12:39 AM

Based only on my own experience, the benefits of blocking blue light will vary from person to person. For example, I installed f.lux on my computer, which blocks out an increasing amount of blue light after sundown. I hated that, because I couldn't see the screen clearly.

So, before you spend a lot of money on blue-blocking glasses, try f.lux for free, and see what your experience is with it.

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on July 11, 2013
at 01:55 PM

Excellent point. A lot of things work once or twice only. I use Linux at home so I am still wrestling with that software. I did have a pair of amber safety glasses I bought for a project a few weeks ago. I wore them for 3 hours before bed. I slept better, but that could have been for multiple reasons. On the up side, the cheap safety glasses, Uvex ( see below ) that everyone is recommending is only $10 and has other uses, so it isn't the worst thing in the world if that doesn't help. A lot cheaper than the $70 glasses I've seen.

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