For anyone that works extensively with computers or spends a lot of time gaming or on their mobile devices, digital eye strain can definitely become an issue. Recently, many new smartphone models include an automatic blue light filter to help counter the effects of digital eye strain earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon. GUNNAR Optiks has been developing lenses for over a decade to help combat the negative effects of prolonged computer and mobile device use. The company recently announced the Liquet Lens which filters out artificial blue light using their proprietary filter with a subtle, transparent lens.
Phones, computers, tablets, and other digital devices expose you daily to potentially harmful artificial blue light that wears on your vision and can lead to severe side effects like cataracts, macular degeneration, blurry vision, dry and scratchy eyes, headaches and poor-quality sleep. GUNNAR’s Liquet Lens™ is the gold standard in modern vision protection from the only digital eyewear company to offer measurable vision protection with their patented Blue-Light Protection Factor (BPF) scale. Similar to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) scale for sunscreen, the BPF scale accurately measures the degree to which a lens protects your eyes from damaging (HEV) blue light and UV light. The GUNNAR collection features their popular golden-hued Amber lens that offers maximum protection at 65 BPF (blocking a minimum of 65 percent of blue light) and the translucent Crystalline lens, which scores 10 BPF (blocking a minimum of 10 percent of blue light).
While the strongest blue light blocking lenses tend to have an amber hue and clear lenses offer little protection against blue light, GUNNAR has found a way to increase the BPF to 35 using their new Liquet Lens technology while keeping the lenses mostly clear and colorless. Coupled with anti-glare and anti-reflective coatings, the new lenses block at least 35% of blue light and 100% of UV light to help reduce muscular eye strain.
If you’re not interested in waiting around for the new Liquet Lenses, you can always head over to their website and order a pair of their GUNNAR X Gamer glasses sold in collaboration with Razer.
— GUNNAR Optiks (@GUNNAROptiks) February 3, 2018
GUNNAR’s eyeglasses aren’t just available for those that need prescription glasses, you can also get them without a prescription as well if you wish to help protect yourself from digital eye strain. GUNNAR’s all-new Liquet Lens will be available starting on February 12th in their popular Enigma, Haus, and Vertex styles with more styles planned down the road.
Last Updated on February 4, 2018.