Do Blue light Glasses need tinted frames?

in Jan 30, 2024

Understanding the Role of Tinted Frames in Blue Light Glasses

In this blog, we'll delve into the functionality of tinted frames in blue light glasses. To fully grasp this concept, it's helpful to first read our previous blogs "Do Blue Light glasses work?" and "Why use Blue Light glasses?" for a foundational understanding of blue light blocking.

This post aims to explain why tinted lenses are a key feature in blue light glasses and how they differ from clear lenses in terms of blue light filtration.

  • Why Tinted Lenses in Blue Light Glasses?
  • Do Blue light Glasses need tinted frames?
  • Choosing the Right Blue Light Glasses for You
  • Conclusion

Why Tinted Lenses in Blue Light Glasses?

The graphic below simplifies the difference between clear and tinted lenses in blue light glasses.

Do Blue light Glasses need tinted frames?

The graphic illustrates that clear lenses typically offer less blue light filtration compared to tinted lenses. This difference in filtration capacity can be crucial depending on your usage scenario and personal preferences. Here's a breakdown of the differences:

  • Clear lenses may provide some level of blue light blocking but generally less than tinted lenses. This could be adequate for daytime use or for users who have mild concerns about blue light exposure.
  • Tinted lenses are designed to block a higher percentage of blue light, which might be preferable for users who are more sensitive to blue light, especially during evening hours.

Choosing the Right Blue Light Glasses for You

When deciding on the most suitable blue light glasses, consider the following:

  • The amount of time you spend in front of screens, especially during evening hours.
  • Your sensitivity to light, particularly blue light from digital devices.
  • Personal comfort with lens tinting, as some users prefer clear lenses for aesthetic reasons or for more accurate color perception during tasks.


The decision to choose blue light glasses with clear or tinted lenses depends on your individual needs and how you intend to use them. Whether you opt for clear or tinted, both types of lenses serve to reduce your exposure to blue light from screens and artificial lighting.

Interested in exploring our range of blue light glasses? Click here to view our selection and find a pair that fits your lifestyle.

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