Getting a good night’s sleep can involve more than a comfortable mattress and pillow. If you’re like most people, the last two hours before you go to sleep often involve television, computers, or your cell phone. Blue light, which is emitted by electronics—including television, iPads, and iPhones—has been shown to lead to sleep disturbances when used up to two hours before you go to bed.
Wearing blue-light-blocking glasses can eliminate the sleep disturbances that can result from using electronics before you go to bed. Below are listed the 10 best blue-light-blocking glasses.
The J+S Vision Blue Light Shield glasses are both functional and affordable. These glasses come in four styles of frames, including classic rectangle, round, square, and WF1, ensuring that there’s a frame to match any face shape. You can also choose between high-definition and low color distortion lenses depending on your needs and preferences.
Best of all, these blue light glasses block more than 90% of the most harmful blue light at the 400nm-430nm light wavelength. The overall blue light block rate varies with the type of lens you decide to purchase. The high definition lenses blocks around 62% of all blue light, while the low color distortion lenses block around 52%.
The low color distortion lenses are designed for everyday use less than four hours per day, or for color-sensitive work. The high-definition glasses are great for wearing more than eight hours per day performing any activity, such as watching movies or relaxing with the family. Keep in mind that these glasses have zero magnification power and are meant for use with healthy eyes. If you need magnification added to these glasses for reading, the company can make these glasses with a strength range of +1.0 to +3.0.
Customers who have purchased these glasses report that they are getting better sleep at night, fewer migraines, and experiencing less eye strain from electronics. The only criticism of these glasses is they tend to get dirty easily and are somewhat difficult to clean—a minor inconvenience for the health of your eyes.
- Price: $24.99
- Color: Tortoise, Clear, Black
- Warranty: 100% satisfaction guarantee and 1-year warranty
The Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking glasses come in second behind the J+S glasses only because the Uvex glasses only come with orange lenses. These glasses block more than 98% of blue light from electronics. If you can get past the look that the lenses of this eyewear bring to mind, these Uvex glasses are one of the best and most versatile blue-light-blocking glasses on the market.
The lenses detach in one piece and are easily replaceable. The lenses have a wrap-around design that’s great for filtering blue light that may be arriving at the eye from the periphery of vision. The three-position ratcheting lens inclination system allows you to comfortably adjust the lenses to any viewing angle you may encounter. The molded-in nose bridge makes these glasses comfortable even after hours of wear.
Customers who have purchased these glasses comment on the scratch resistance and durability of these glasses. The eyewear is lightweight, but customers comment that the glasses can be uncomfortable after long periods of wear.
- Price: $9.97
- Color: Black
- Warranty: Lifetime frame guarantee
Unlike other blue-light-blocking glasses, the Cyxus eyeglass lens has a green coating, which decreases glare. And these glasses are built to last. The hinges are constructed with a five-layer hinge that will stand up to daily wear and tear, and the short nose pad makes the glasses more comfortable to wear.
The green-coated lenses are completely transparent, keeping what you are looking at vibrant while filtering out blue light. Don’t worry about dropping these glasses, because the lenses are shatterproof.
If you’re skeptical that clear lenses can block blue light, test them for yourself. Each purchase comes with a blue-light testing card and light so you can test the glasses yourself—and have peace of mind that these glasses do what they say they do.The company also sends you an eyeglass carrying case to keep them safe when not in use.
Customers who have purchased these Cyxus glasses are amazed at how well they work at blocking out blue light. The glasses are comfortable and durable. Most negative customer reviews surround issues with previous models. The 2019 model, which is the one we are reviewing, have received very few criticisms.
- Price: $19.90
- Color: Classic Black, Spring Hinge Black, Matte Black
- Warranty: Lifetime guarantee and 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee
If you are looking for the most effective blue-light-blocking glasses and aren’t concerned about style, look no further than these Blue Blocking glasses by Zendustries. Yes, these glasses lack some aesthetic appeal, but they block 99.9% of blue light and 80% of green.
Most importantly, the glasses block 99.82% of light in the critical 450nm-510nm range. This range is the most disruptive wavelength of light at night for sleep. Both the frames and the lenses are FDA approved.
Individuals who have purchased these glasses are generally happy with their purchase, and many customers report better sleep after using these glasses at night. Some concerns surround the durability issues of the eyeglass arms. The eyeglass arm endpiece has a tendency to fall off for a percentage of customers who purchase these glasses.
- Price: $34.95
- Color: Black Frames with Amber Lenses
- Warranty: 100% satisfaction guarantee
What separates the ANRRI Blue Light Blocking Glasses from other blue light blocking glasses on the market is the variety of styles available to choose from. There are styles for both men and women, in both black and transparent frame colors.
These glasses are able to block out about 90% of blue light, which is at least 7% less than the other blue light blocking glasses we’ve reviewed so far, but they certainly still should do the trick.
ANRRI is a relatively new company that has only been making blue light blocking glasses since 2014, but they stand behind their products with a lifetime warranty.
Customers who have purchased these glasses are happy with the blue light blocking capability of the eyewear. Negative reviews surround customers receiving products with defects that likely weren’t caught in quality control (such as cloudy lenses). ANRRI does offer a lifetime warranty, so if something like this occurs, simply contact the manufacturer for a refund or replacement.
- Price: $21.95
- Color: Black Frames with Clear Lenses
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty
If you’re looking for a pair of blue light blocking glasses that have a standard magnification range, the Gamma Ray Blue Light Blocking Glasses fit your needs. These glasses come in magnification ranging from 0.0 to +2.50.
Both the frames and the lenses are constructed from durable plastic that will stand up to daily wear and tear. These glasses have flexible arms that will give a snug, comfortable fit to your temple. The Gamma Ray frames are also prescription compatible if you want to get custom lenses from your eye doctor. The lenses do have a slight amber tint, so they aren’t for those folks who are looking for blue light blocking glasses with completely clear lenses.
Customers who have purchased these Gamma Ray glasses are satisfied with the blue light blocking ability of these glasses and their overall construction. Some customers have complained, however, that the listed magnifications are not true to other glasses the customers have purchased.
- Price: $17.99
- Color: Black
- Warranty: 90-day money-back guarantee and Lifetime frame and lens breakage warranty
Swannies Premium Blue Light Blocking Glasses are not made from petroleum-based plastics like most other blue light blocking glasses. Swannies frames are made from acetate, and the lenses are made from a prescription-grade plastic polymer called CR-39, which provides optical clarity. Both the frames and the lenses are FDA approved.
These glasses block no less than 97% of blue light and are 100% UV rated. An independent study conducted by a sleep lab found that using Swannies resulted in improved sleep. These glasses work best for people with 20/20 vision.
The Swannies have a crowd following, and customers swear by their effectiveness of increasing sleep quality. Although on the higher end of the price range for blue light blocking glasses, customers think the quality and functionality of the glasses are worth the $69 price tag.
- Price: $69.00
- Color: Black and Tortoiseshell
- Warranty: N/A
These lenses are made by the same company that manufactures our fourth best blue light blocking glasses. Skip the unappealing appearance of the Blue Blocking Amber Glasses for Sleep, and get all the functionality of their great lenses with these clip-on lenses. These lenses clip onto eyeglasses you already wear, which allows you to use your prescription lenses with the blue light blocking capabilities of these lenses.
These lenses block 100% of the light from 280nm-490nm, including UV light, and they block 99.82% of light in the critical 450nm-510nm range—the most disruptive wavelength of light for sleep.
Customers who have purchased these clip-on blue light blocking lenses have mostly great things to say about their functionality and quality. Bear in mind, however, that these clip-on lenses may not work well with prescription lenses that are greater than 1/4-inch in thickness
- Price: $29.95
- Color: Orange-tinted lenses
- Warranty: 1-year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
These are the only blue light blocking glasses that block 100% of harmful blue and green light in the range of 400nm-550nm. The BLUblox frames are made from acetate, rather than petroleum-based plastics, and they have a classic Wayfarer design.
Customers who have purchased the BLUblox Sleep+ glasses agree that these glasses block blue light. These are quality glasses made from quality materials. They’re definitely on the high end of the price scale, but they block 100% of the light you don’t want!
Bear in mind that these glasses may take some time to get used to because the lenses give a significant red tint to everything, which some users find distracting.
- Price: $99.95
- Color: Black Frames with Red Lenses
- Warranty: 1-year 100% satisfaction guarantee
The ElementsActive glasses were included in this list of best blue light blocking eyewear because these glasses are able to fit over a pair of prescription glasses (as well as their high quality and affordable price). These glasses are an alternative to the Clip-on Blue Blocking Amber Lenses for Sleep, which ranked at #8 on our list.
The ElementsActive glasses block more than 95% of harmful blue light for wavelengths in the 450nm-520nm range. Included with the purchase of these glasses is a soft carrying bag.
Customers who have purchased these glasses are generally satisfied. There has been some concern from customers about the durability of these glasses over time, but the manufacturer has been quick to respond and stand by their 100% satisfaction guarantee when any problems have occurred with these glasses.
- Price: $19.95
- Color: Black Frames with Amber Lenses
- Warranty: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee