Measuring Lens Blue & UV Filtration

DebSpecs is excited to get our hands on a spectrometer so we can get the scoop on how our computer lenses work to filter out UV and harmful blue light. Before, we relied on the information provided by our manufacturers, which is proving to be accurate. However, we didn't have any information on our low cost (under $20) computer readers. Scroll to read more.

Melanin Lenses $40-$60 100% UV & 54% Blue Light filtration
ClearBlue Lenses $40-$60 65% UV & 50% Blue Light filtration
Instagram $15.95 29% UV & 29% Blue Light filtration
computer glass spectrometer reading

Above: These affordable, fashionable over the counter computer readers called Instagram block a percentage of UV & Blue Light. Though 25% UV filtration is a danger for OUTDOORS, it is adequate for indoors, because modern glass and windows already filter out at least 75%. Though only 25% of the blue light is blocked, it also has MORE that's reflected away from the AR coating. Is it enough? So far, (according to American Academy Of Opthamology) the only evidence of issues stemming from long hours of looking at digital screens is eye strain. Therefore, these inexpensive readers could solve your eye strain, and you may not need a better filtration lens. They have worked for many of our customers.

blue light and UV light lens filtration measurement

ABOVE: Though more expensive, Melanin lenses have a much better rate of blocking harmful blue light. It's also incredible at blocking UV light. So much so (100%) that you can wear them outdoors to protect your eyes in sunlight! Other benefits of melanin lens glasses are the amber tint, which prevents visual fatigue by enhancing contrast. The tint also minimizes glare. You can view our entire line of optical quality frames and Melanin lenses here>>

As we've noted in other blog and informational posts, unlike with direct sunlight, there is NO direct evidence that devices emit enough harmful blue & UV rays to cause serious eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. As of now, all evidence points to eye strain. This in itself is incredibly important, because the resultant headaches, watery or tired eyes can effect our stamina to work and as well as mental focus and even visual acuity. Many of our customers love the inexpensive computer readers. Many swear by our higher end Melanin readers. The bottom line is use your common sense. We have a 30 day refund policy, so feel free to try any products. Keep in mind that we don't refund shipping nor supply return labels, so that's your only risk.

Outside The Box. The Circle Square Glasses

As happens on a monthly basis, one of our vendors sent us samples and among the new styles was a pair of eyeglasses that turned our perception upside down. Circle square glasses. For the next two days, it became the most hotly debated item we ever considered carrying. Half the camp swore they were too weird, and that nobody would ever wear them. The other half swore by them. We went as far as to come up with personality profiles of people who would dare. (Creative artists. High style fashionistas who follow countless style blogs and watch runway shows. Crafty people. Yoga and meditation disciples who were open to change. ) Though our Dear Leader and CEO Debby was at first in the "ridiculous" camp, she was never one to resist a good shopping binge. She ultimately hopped on the phone with said vendor and ordered a few dozen. As the circle square glasses attracted some negative troll attention on social media, they very quickly became our biggest sellers. We even heard that one of our customers was a millennial who posted them on his YouTube channel just to poke fun. One thing is undeniable. They stretch the imagination. Like key less cars and remote-less televisions, they redefine our expectation of shape and eyeglasses. Soon after we discovered that they were also being made with copious amounts of brilliant, shiny Swarovski crystals.

Hidden Bifocals- No Line, Inner and Blended

More and more customers have been seeking hidden bifocals. We created a brand new section and will be adding more styles in the coming months. It's important to note that there are a few types of Hidden Bifocals All have one thing in common: It appears to others that you are wearing regular glasses. Of course, if anyone took a good look in bright sunlight, they may be able to tell.
  • Progressives: (also known as No-Line Bifocals) Beware! No-Line bifocals are NOT simply a bifocal with no line. It is an industry term for something VERY specific. No Line bifocals have THREE strengths. The strongest is on the bottom of the lens, and the weakest is on top. The transition from one strength to the next is gradual, and it will appear to others that you are wearing regular glasses. The gradient tends to be much smoother in progressives. After all, the lens is transitioning from one strength to another slightly weaker strength, whereas straight up bifocals require blending from one strength to NO strength. Pros: Smoothest transition available. Cons: Not good for people who want CLEAR NO STRENGTH on top. You an view our Multi Focal Progressive Readers in this separate category.
  • Inner Bifocal: This means the bifocal is placed on the inside of the lens, so when others look at you they generally can't see the line. However, YOU as the wearer will be able to see the line. Cons: Some people are annoyed by the line. This might be what brought you to this page in the first place! For example, when you look distance through the un-magnified top lens, the line in your periphery may bother the heck out of you. Pros: That line clearly demarcates where the clear part ends and the reader begins. There is no "blurry" blended area and some people find it's easier for their eyes to adjust. Our Inner and Hidden bifocals can be viewed in this category.
  • Blended Bifocal: The bifocal is also fused to the inside of the lens. However, the line is "smoothed" over, so the transition from reading area to the clear area is gradual. As with all blended bifocals, others will usually not be able to discern that you're wearing bifocals. Pros: If you as the wearer can't stand perceiving the bifocal line, you won't have that issue. Cons: There is a blurry area between the reader and the clear area. It's only a millimeter or so. However, some people find it interferes with how their eyes adjust.
    When most people call us to ask if we have No Line bifocals, they are usually thinking blended bifocals. Our Inner and Hidden bifocals can be viewed in this category.


See Through Eyeglass Frame Readers

Hot for 2020. Transparant and transclucent frames. Just a sample of styles below, or you can visit our see through reader category>>
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