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Blue Light Lenses
Blue-violet light comes principally from the sun but also from our favourite devices such as computer screens, tablets and smart phones as well as artificial light sources such as LEDs.
OPSM presents 3 options for lenses to filter the blue-violet light.
Our BlueGuard® Lens
Due to of our reliance on digital devices, and the amount emitted from the sun it’s not easy to avoid blue-violet light altogether, however you can reduce exposure with new technology like OPSM BlueGuard® lenses.
At OPSM, not only can we help you find the perfect style of frames, but we can add lenses that provide blue light filtering up to 20% within 415-455nm.
Even if you don’t require prescription lenses, BlueGuard® lenses can be fitted to your choice of frames, providing you with a pair of “screen glasses”. This is also available for children, providing them with appropriate assistance and filtering blue-violet light for their eyes.
BlueGuard® lenses are available through any OPSM store for only a $50 upgrade on your selected lenses. Children’s lenses can be upgraded for $25. If you have private health insurance, your provider may cover the full cost of BlueGuard® subject to health fund optical cover, waiting periods, annual limits and fund rules.
Invisibles® Blue, as with BlueGuard, filters blue light and it also has an ‘anti-reflection’ coating, meaning it is resistant to smudges, scratches, dust and water so you have the added benefit that the lens provides clearer vision.
So who should think about getting Invisibles® Blue?
Anybody who spends time on a computer, children who play games on iPads or iPhones, students, and those who have trouble with night time glare should seriously think about it.
The technology in Invisibles® Blue protects your eyes against some of the sun’s UV rays, the ones that reach your eyes by bouncing off the back of your lenses. So when the sun is low or behind you Invisibles® Blue is protecting you making a good addition to your eyewear.
No matter what your age, everyone should protect their eyes daily from UV light, choosing a 100% UV absorbing lens material combined with Invisibles® Blue is the best way to do that.
Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ Lenses
They’re totally clear indoors, and then you step outside and you instantly know what the fuss is all about with Transitions® Lenses. They darken automatically and block out 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays.
Transitions® technology reacts to sun, partial sun and indirect light, providing a superior visual experience by being more reactive to varying outdoor light conditions.
They’re more responsive to outdoor light and that means they get darker even when you’re facing away from the sun, in reflected light and at different times of day, plus they block 100 per cent of UV rays. When you go inside, they become clear like regular lenses.
They change from clear to tinted and cover almost all prescriptions, plus they also filter up to 20% of blue-violet light (380-460nm).
Almost anyone who wears prescription glasses can wear Transitions lenses and they’ll fit virtually every frame, style, size and prescription.
Called “adaptive lenses”, Transitions Lenses are the most popular of their kind on the market and for good reason.
They offer the convenience of always matching to the amount of light, so stepping outside without your sunnies is not a problem.
For children, it’s also a good idea to consider Transitions as they can prevent long term eye damage from UV rays.