Blue Light Glasses

Blue Light Glasses

Blue light glasses are popular with people who spend much of their time in front of digital screens such as at work or when gaming.  These glasses are used to help filter rays that could potentially cause discomfort and strain to your eyes.


What are blue light glasses?

Often called anti-blue light glasses and blue light blocking glasses, blue light glasses have a filter applied to the lens to protect your eyes. They do this by filtering artificial blue light that is emitted from digital screens.


How does it impact you?

When exposed to artificial blue light for prolonged periods, it may disrupt your natural sleep cycle by blocking your body's production of melatonin. Extended exposure to screen time from devices such as computers or phones can also cause eye discomfort known as digital eye strain.


Do you need blue light glasses?

With busy lifestyles, many people are unable to get away from their laptops and phones before bedtime. If your career or lifestyle relies heavily on using digital devices, we recommend using blue light glasses.

What do blue light glasses do?

Blue light glasses work by reducing your exposure to the potentially agitating artificial blue light produced by digital screens. You can wear them when gaming, doing computer work or when on your phone.

What is Blue Light?

Blue light is found in the electromagnetic energy spectrum and occurs naturally from the sun. Your body uses it to help regulate its sleep-wake cycle by producing a hormone called melatonin at night in the absence of naturally occurring light.

The wavelength of blue light

The blue light spectrum has short waves, between a 400 and 500-nanometre range. Longer waves include things such as radiowaves, ultraviolet waves and microwaves.

Source: National Library of Medicine

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Are you due for an eye exam?

Book now with one of our trained optometrists. If you need prescription glasses you can add a blue light filter to your lenses.

Is blue light bad for your eyes?

You may have experienced digital eye strain if after staring at digital screens for a prolonged period of time, you have:

  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Burning, sore or tired eyes 
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Double/blurred vision
  • Headaches

Source: Mayo Clinic

Benefits of blue light lenses

You can wear glasses with blue light lenses to filter artificial blue light that is emitted from digital screens. They may provide benefits such as:

  • Improve quality and quantity of sleep
  • Ease eyestrain
  • Reduce visual fatigue

Do blue light glasses work?

While blue light glasses are effective at filtering artificial blue light emitted from screens, the research is still in its early stages, therefore, it is difficult to determine the effectiveness of these filters and whether they protect your eyes from damage.

There are also many related vision problems caused by prolonged digital screen use that can instead be categorized under a term called Computer Vision Syndrome.

How to add a Blue Light Filter to your glasses



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Add a Blue Light Filter (+$50)

You can add a blue light filter to your optical glasses for an additional $50.


When in our Canadian stores, let our team members know you want to add a blue light filter to your glasses.


A blue light filter is available with prescription glasses up to 1.67 index or with non-prescription glasses.

Additional ways to reduce or prevent eye strain and Computer Vision Syndrome

While blue light glasses are one way to possibly prevent the discomfort and symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome, other solutions may include:

  • Limiting screen time where possible.
  • Taking frequent breaks from screens to rest your eyes.
  • Enlarging the text on your screen for comfortable reading.
  • Blinking often to moisten your eyes.
  • Practise the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes on a digital device, take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away.
  • Adjust the lighting settings on your digital device.
  • Use artificial tear drops as needed.

Frequently asked questions about blue light filtering glasses

Do you need a prescription for blue light glasses?

No! At Oscar Wylee, a blue light filter can be added to any pair of optical glasses, both prescription and non-prescription.

How much do blue light glasses cost?

At Oscar Wylee, you can add a blue light filter to your optical glasses for an additional $50.

How to clean blue light glasses

You can safely clean smudges and other debris from your blue light glasses by using dish soap and warm water. To avoid scratches on your lenses, keep them in a glasses case and don’t place them face down on surfaces.

We have a lifetime adjustment policy at Oscar Wylee, which allows you to bring your blue light glasses to one of our Canada stores if you have any issues and our friendly team members can assist you.

Book an eye exam near you

We recommend that everyone should have an eye exam with an optometrist at least once every 2 years.


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