Our Blue Light Filter which is available for both prescription and non-prescription lenses blocks high-energy blue light emitted from digital screens. This alleviates the effect of light scatter and helps your eyes feel more focused and comfortable during a long day of work emails and video calls.

Benefits & Why Choose

With up to 9 hours on average spent on electronic devices, you may experience an array of issue related to your vision, such as irritation, dryness and migraines. Allusion’s blue light glasses help ease the overexposure of blue light by keeping the harmful frequencies of light away from your eyes, therefore preventing blurred vision and optimize your or eye health.

How does it work

Allusion’s blue light blocking glasses are designed with specifically crafted lenses which filter over light from digital screens such as cellphones, tv screens and computers. Allusion’s blue light glasses can block 100% off the Blue Light under 410nm and 45% off the Blue Light on the 380nm – 455nm spectrum.

Screens have become part of our daily lives and it is necessary for us to be conscious of any potential harm this might have on our health. The negative effects of blue light are not new and have been extensively used. Below we define what blue light is and how they are connected to our daily use of digital devices.

 

 

Blue Light Range

Blue light is a range of the visible light spectrum, defined as having a wavelength between 400 and 525  nm. This includes wavelengths between violet and cyan in the spectrum. Simply put, it’s one of the shortest, highest-energy wavelengths on the spectrum, and accounts for an impressive one-third of all visible light.

 

 

Benefits of Natural Blue Light

Sunlight is the strongest producer of blue light, and in that setting, it’s beneficial for our bodies. The sun is a natural producer of blue light with some advantages for our bodies. In the course of the day, natural blue wavelengths help augment attention levels, making us more vigilant and energetic. It also contributes to boosting our mood.

 

Digital Devices

The likely detrimental effects of blue light have come become prominent in recent years because it’s also emitted by digital devices; smart phones, computers, TVs and tablets which are now widely used. On average, most people spend at least eight hours a day exposed to a screen either at work, or social media. This increases exposure to blue light. Most forms of light are absorbed by the front section of the eye, but high-energy blue violet rays (blue light) travel further and reach the delicate retina, possibly causing harm . What we know for sure is that your eyes are more capable of absorbing harmful UV light, than they are of processing blue light radiation.

We all know the feeling. Realising you’ve been staring so intensely at a screen that you suddenly blink back to reality, dazed and confused, with an overwhelming urge to give your sore eyes a big ol’ rub. They feel dry and irritated, and come to think of it, you’ve got a bit of a headache too.

 

Increased Screen Time

Symptoms like these have become increasingly common in recent years, largely due to the amount of time we spend in front of screens.  For lots of us, excessive screen time takes its toll, resulting in what’s known as Digital Eye Strain, or DES. Symptoms include those mentioned above; dry eyes, headaches, fatigue (but to add insult to injury, difficulty sleeping), irritability… the list goes on. It’s incredibly common; this 2018 study suggests it may affect more than 50% of computer users worldwide, while this piece of research describes it as “an emerging public health issue”.

 

Poor Lighting

You might not think something so small could have such a huge effect, but bad lighting is a key cause of DES. Many workplaces go for fluorescent lighting over traditional  incandescent bulbs, which is a more energy-efficient option. Unfortunately, this harsher light source has been shown to increase headaches among office workers. If lighting is too dim (from a lamp or low wattage bulb) or too bright (causing a glare on your screen) you’re more than likely putting your eyes under extra pressure as you work.

 

Bad Viewing Position

Another cause of DES is a poor seating position or laptop arrangement.  Again, anyone working from home or at a provisional desk may relate to this one. Having to look up at your computer if it’s too high, or down at your laptop if say, you’re sitting on the couch, will put an extra strain on both your neck and eyes.  Similarly, if you’re hunched over your desk with your face right up against the screen, you’re more likely to be full of aches and pains when you finally clock off. 

 

Blue Light

Finally, the blue light emitted by digital devices could also be contributing to your DES symptoms.Blue light is naturally produced by the sun, but an artificial version is emitted by phones, tablets, TVs and computers. Since we’re absorbing way more blue light than previous generations, it stands to reason that too much of it could be interrupting our bodies’ natural clocks. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School conducted trial on migraine sufferers.When exposed to artificial blue light in a clinical setting, it was found that their aching heads got even more painful, further suggesting a link between excessive exposure to blue light and DES. 

What is blue light glasses

Our Blue Light Filter which is available for both prescription and non-prescription lenses blocks high-energy blue light emitted from digital screens. This alleviates the effect of light scatter and helps your eyes feel more focused and comfortable during a long day of work emails and video calls.

Benefits & Why Choose

With up to 9 hours on average spent on electronic devices, you may experience an array of issue related to your vision, such as irritation, dryness and migraines. Allusion’s blue light glasses help ease the overexposure of blue light by keeping the harmful frequencies of light away from your eyes, therefore preventing blurred vision and optimize your or eye health.

How does it work

Allusion’s blue light blocking glasses are designed with specifically crafted lenses which filter over light from digital screens such as cellphones, tv screens and computers. Allusion’s blue light glasses can block 100% off the Blue Light under 410nm and 45% off the Blue Light on the 380nm – 455nm spectrum.

What is blue light

Screens have become part of our daily lives and it is necessary for us to be conscious of any potential harm this might have on our health. The negative effects of blue light are not new and have been extensively used. Below we define what blue light is and how they are connected to our daily use of digital devices.

Blue Light Range

Blue light is a range of the visible light spectrum, defined as having a wavelength between 400 and 525  nm. This includes wavelengths between violet and cyan in the spectrum. Simply put, it’s one of the shortest, highest-energy wavelengths on the spectrum, and accounts for an impressive one-third of all visible light.

Benefits of Natural Blue Light

Sunlight is the strongest producer of blue light, and in that setting, it’s beneficial for our bodies. The sun is a natural producer of blue light with some advantages for our bodies. In the course of the day, natural blue wavelengths help augment attention levels, making us more vigilant and energetic. It also contributes to boosting our mood.

Digital Devices

The likely detrimental effects of blue light have come become prominent in recent years because it’s also emitted by digital devices; smart phones, computers, TVs and tablets which are now widely used. On average, most people spend at least eight hours a day exposed to a screen either at work, or social media. This increases exposure to blue light. Most forms of light are absorbed by the front section of the eye, but high-energy blue violet rays (blue light) travel further and reach the delicate retina, possibly causing harm . What we know for sure is that your eyes are more capable of absorbing harmful UV light, than they are of processing blue light radiation.

What is digital eye strain

We all know the feeling. Realising you’ve been staring so intensely at a screen that you suddenly blink back to reality, dazed and confused, with an overwhelming urge to give your sore eyes a big ol’ rub. They feel dry and irritated, and come to think of it, you’ve got a bit of a headache too.

Increased Screen Time

Symptoms like these have become increasingly common in recent years, largely due to the amount of time we spend in front of screens.  For lots of us, excessive screen time takes its toll, resulting in what’s known as Digital Eye Strain, or DES. Symptoms include those mentioned above; dry eyes, headaches, fatigue (but to add insult to injury, difficulty sleeping), irritability… the list goes on. It’s incredibly common; this 2018 study suggests it may affect more than 50% of computer users worldwide, while this piece of research describes it as “an emerging public health issue”.

Poor Lighting

You might not think something so small could have such a huge effect, but bad lighting is a key cause of DES. Many workplaces go for fluorescent lighting over traditional  incandescent bulbs, which is a more energy-efficient option. Unfortunately, this harsher light source has been shown to increase headaches among office workers. If lighting is too dim (from a lamp or low wattage bulb) or too bright (causing a glare on your screen) you’re more than likely putting your eyes under extra pressure as you work.

Bad Viewing Position

Another cause of DES is a poor seating position or laptop arrangement.  Again, anyone working from home or at a provisional desk may relate to this one. Having to look up at your computer if it’s too high, or down at your laptop if say, you’re sitting on the couch, will put an extra strain on both your neck and eyes.  Similarly, if you’re hunched over your desk with your face right up against the screen, you’re more likely to be full of aches and pains when you finally clock off. 

Blue Light

Finally, the blue light emitted by digital devices could also be contributing to your DES symptoms.Blue light is naturally produced by the sun, but an artificial version is emitted by phones, tablets, TVs and computers. Since we’re absorbing way more blue light than previous generations, it stands to reason that too much of it could be interrupting our bodies’ natural clocks. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School conducted trial on migraine sufferers.When exposed to artificial blue light in a clinical setting, it was found that their aching heads got even more painful, further suggesting a link between excessive exposure to blue light and DES.