Blue Blocker Sunglasses - Block UV, UVB, & UVA?

by Jeanie

Do blue blockers also filter the uv, uvb, uva?


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Hi Jeanie,

Blue blocker sunglasses are normally sunglasses that offer UVA and UVB protection and then come with an orange or amber lens to filter out the blue light.

There are blue blocking glasses that people sometimes wear indoors to block blue light that do not provide UV protection.

Kind Regards,

Leslie

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Indoor Reading Sunglasses for macular degeneration
by: AnonymousJennifer

Can you please advise if these are available?

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Hi Jennifer,

I have contacted a company that makes glasses for indoor reading to help with glare. Their information will be in a newsletter shortly.

Thanks for your question.

Leslie

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Blue Blocker Sunglasses

by Rita
(United States)

You reminded me of the blue blocker glasses. Where does one buy them? Many thanks for your assistance.

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Thanks Rita for your question. Find some options by visiting Blue Blocker Sunglasses

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Leslie

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Blue Blocker Lens

by Tom
(United States)

Can I get prescription blue blocker lenses for my glasses frame?

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Hi Tom,

Yes you can ask your optician to provide blue blocker lens on your prescription sunglasses.

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Leslie


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Blue Blocker Lens
by: Anonymous

Will blue blocker lens always be polarized glasses? Thank you for the important information on this site.

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These are two different features. The blue blocker lens is the tint or color - usually orange, red-orange for maximum protection or for medium protection yellow, amber, or gold.

Polarized lenses reduces glare that reflects off of flat surfaces like the water or the hood of a car. Thanks for your question.

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Leslie

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Blue Blocker Sunglasses for Driving?

by Barbara
(St. Clair, MI, USA)

Under Sunglasses & Macular Degeneration - the article - Free Radicals & Antioxidants - concerning Blue Blocker Sunglasses, it says (in enhanced lettering) "However, it is not recommended that you drive with blue light glasses."

Can you tell me why? The manufacturers of such sunglasses say these are "best" for driving, etc.
Confused!

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Hi Barbara,

The reason they say you should not drive with 100% "blue blockers" is that the tinted lenses alter your color perception - so that yellow lines or yellow school buses appear pink.

Thanks for your question.

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Leslie

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Blue Blocker Sunglasses

by Linda
(Toronto)

Do these glasses have melanin in the lens?

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I am not aware of any blue blocker sunglasses that have melanin in them. There are some reading glasses that have melanin in them.

Hope that helps.

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Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

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Blue Blockers

by Dolly
(United States)

Dear Leslie,

Thank you so much for the very helpful information.

Where can I buy Blue Blocker Sunglasses? Can you help me?

Thanks again.

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Hi Dolly,

Sunglasses that offer protection from blue light are tinted orange or amber. Other colored tinted lenses lets part of the blue spectrum through.

A blue blocker lens also helps reduce glare and does not make the world darker - so things do appear more visible because of the brightness. They also provide better contrast. They can be purchased from your optician or on line. Click here for more info:

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Leslie

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Cocoon Sunglasses
by: Anonymous

I bought cocoons sunglasses with orange lenses to help with contrast during cloudy days and dawn/dusk driving conditions.

Although I liked the contrast, I missed the color. Blue appears black, and green is more gray.

I also found that I could not see green at traffic lights. The quality of the sunglasses were more than satisfactory, but I was a little disappointed with orange lenses. Good luck!

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Thanks for sharing your comments and experience in wearing blue blockers.

Because of the way these glasses make colors appear differently, such as the green/red/yellow traffic lights, it is recommended that you not wear them when driving.

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

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Blue Blocker Sunglasses

by paul
(gainsville florida)

I am a diabetic and i have had both eyes operated on to remove cataracts..i have been trying to get prescription sunglasses in florida in amber/blue blocker...the technicians down here can't seem to get it right, so i told them to tint the sunglasses yellow and then red to get amber.. is this the combination for blue blockers/amber tint??? i hope so, so far ive had light{very light] yellow and green, then a darker yellow and green mostly green.. i never had the problem when i lived in ohio as the tech's had the dye pots right there...please send me any info you have thanx.

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Hi Paul,

If you are unable to find an eye technician to make prescription sunglasses that are blue blockers, perhaps you could consider Fit Over Sunglasses - sunglasses that go over your prescription glasses.

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Leslie

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Why Not Use Blue Blocker Sunglasses While Driving?

by Hugh
(New Mexico)

1. You mention that it is not recommended to use the blue-blocker fit-over glasses while driving--is there a particular reason? It would seem that more clarity would help drive more safely.

2. What difference is there between these orange / amber blue blockers and the same tints Cocoons uses in their "limited vision" line of glasses?

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Hi Hugh,

Great question - why not use blue blocker sunglasses while driving, when blue blockers help to reduce glare and increase contrast sensitivity? The main reason it is suggested not to wear them for driving is that it may be difficult to distinguish the color of traffic lights since there is some color distortion with a blue blocker lens.

You can get Cocoon sunglasses with an amber lens to block blue light.

However, according to Dan Roberts article at MD Support,lenses with orange, red-orange offer 100% protection (no visible blue).

Lenses with yellow, amber, gold, brown provide moderate protection (some visible blue).

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN



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