Best blue light blocking glasses in 2020
Blue light glasses and extended computer use seem to go together like bread and butter. They can help wearers feel less eye fatigue, getting through each screen-packed day with more visual comfort.
But it’s 2020, and there are so many blue light blocking glasses out there, it’s hard to know which pair is best for you.
So we did a little digging through social media, message boards and customer reviews to hunt down a handful of the top blue blockers of 2020.
Best everyday glasses
Starting at $51
Currently EyeBuyDirect’s most popular set of glasses available with blue light protection. They have clear lenses, so you can reduce digital eye strain with friends and coworkers none the wiser.
Available in multiple sizes, frame colors and lens tints. Prescription lenses are available for no additional cost.
Starting at $95
Popular frames from a popular retailer, this timeless frame style complements a variety of face shapes with ease.
Available in multiple frame colors and lens tints. Also available with +0.25 magnification. Prescription lenses are available for an extra cost.
Best budget buys
These non-prescription glasses can help you cut back on computer vision syndrome with minimal investment. Great for people who wear contact lenses or have 20/20 vision.
Available in multiple frame colors and styles.
The Pike Place Blue Light Reader
Starting at $18.95
Available in multiple frame colors and magnification powers.
Best computer glasses and gaming glasses
The Gunnar brand has been synonymous with computer and gaming glasses for quite some time. The slight yellow tint provides more blue light protection for long PC or console sessions.
Available in multiple frame colors and lens tints. Prescription lenses are available for an extra cost.
Gamma Ray Optics
Some of the best, most highly rated computer glasses on Amazon, with more than 10,000 reviews. Varying degrees of magnification can reduce eye strain by reducing your monitor’s visual distance.
Available in multiple magnification powers.
Any qualifying pair of eyeglasses
Many eyeglass manufacturers now offer blue light coating on any lens as an add-on. These won’t provide extra magnification like many computer or gaming glasses (unless specifically offered), but they will block a modest amount of blue light.
Most often, this 10% to 20% level of blue light protection keeps the lenses clear enough for daily, near-constant use.
Originally developed as protective eyewear, these Uvex glasses have turned into somewhat of a cult classic.
The dark amber lenses block 98% of blue light, so anything that gets through is negligible. Uvex also makes a version that fits over your regular glasses.
Free for personal use
Okay, so f.lux isn’t a pair of glasses; but it’s close. F.lux uses your location to change the color of your monitor throughout the day. The program calculates its best estimate based on when you wake up and how bright the sun is.
Think of f.lux as a free, customizable dark mode for your computer or laptop.
Prices accurate at time of publishing (July 2020). Prices include blue-light lens upgrades where applicable.
Page updated September 2020