ZEISS BlueGuard Lenses: The next generation of blue light blocking glasses

Other blue light filtering products utilize coatings that are applied to eyeglass lenses. ZEISS BlueGuard Lenses incorporate blue light blocking properties into the lens material. This allows ZEISS BlueGuard to be ordered with either a factory hardcoat, or with premium ZEISS DuraVision Platinum anti-reflective coating.

What is blue light and how do blue light blocking glasses work?

A portion of light emitted by the sun falls in the blue spectrum, but almost all modern digital devices and LED lights also emit blue light.Unlike UV radiation, blue light penetrates the eyes, and excessive exposure can cause perceived eyestrain and blurred vision. Blue light also influences the body’s circadian rhythms and your ability to produce melatonin, so blue light can have an effect on sleep.
Blue light blocking glasses can block that part of blue light spectrum that can potentially be harmful and irritating.

What is digital eyestrain?

Headaches, blurred vision, dry or burning eyes are all common symptoms of digital eye strain (DES) which can be caused by the prolonged use of digital devices. Tablets, smartphones, and computers emit a disproportionate amount of blue light which can lead to intraocular effects such as scatter and longitudinal chromatic aberration.

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1 Watson A. (2020). In-home media consumption due to the coronavirus outbreak among internet users worldwide as of March 2020, by country. www.statista.com, URL https://www.statista.com/ statistics/1106498/home-media-consumption-coronavirus-worldwide-by-country/
2 Built on the foundation of ZEISS UVProtect Technology, the ZEISS BlueGuard lens material provides full UV Protection and now additionally blocks up to 40 % of potentially harmful and irritating blue light. Source: Inhouse measurements and calculations based on the BVB (Blue-Violet-Block) metric. Analyses by Technology and Innovation, ZEISS Vision Care, DE 2020
3 For good looks on- and offline, ZEISS BlueGuard Lenses have up to 50 % less reflections of digital blue light compared to ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect coating. Source: Inhouse measurements and calculations based on the DBRLED (Digital Blue Light Reflection) metric. Analyses by Technology and Innovation, ZEISS Vision Care, DE 2020