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UV-Blocking and Blue Light Contact Lenses are Here!

Posted Jul 30, 2019 | Tips, Tricks & Tech

You might have recently seen information circulating about the effects of blue light and ultraviolet (UV) light on our eyes. So, what does this really mean? What is blue light?
 
Blue light is a short wavelength color on the spectrum of visible light. Since it has a shorter wavelength, this also means the blue light contains more energy than other visible lights such as red light (longest wavelength and lowest energy).

Because of the higher energy that blue light omits, it can cause strain to the muscles in your eyes. Further up the light spectrum is UV light. UV light is invisible to the human eye and omits the highest amount of energy, which can cause not only suntans and sunburns, but also damage to the surface of your eyes.
 
Many options have emerged for glasses wearers, such as light reactive lenses and blue light computer glasses. But what if you prefer to wear contact lenses? Not a problem!
 
Keep reading to learn about exciting developments in contact lens technology.

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™

ACUVUE has come out with one-of-a-kind biweekly contact lenses that adapt to sunlight like Transitions photochromic glasses do. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ are great for active lifestyles where glasses and sunglasses aren’t always an option.

How do these futuristic contacts work? The lenses are activated when they are hit with ultraviolet (UV) or high-energy visible (HEV) light. The lenses will get darker in color without drastically changing the appearance of your eye. Don’t fret, these lenses quickly adapt to different light situations; once you’re inside, they’ll change back to being transparent!

It is important to mention that ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ are not a replacement for sunglasses. Though they help significantly, other parts of your eye still need protection! Luckily, we sell a variety of super stylish non-prescription sunnies to pair with your cool new Transitions contact lenses.

Interested in ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™? We can help! Find a doctor near you to discuss your options. Have a prescription for this brand? You can get your contact lenses online through Eyeconic.

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Biofinity Energys™

Calling all prescription contact lens wearers! Especially if you stare at a screen for more than two hours—we know you do—you’ll want to keep reading!
 
Think about the last time you went to the gym (or don’t...we’re right there with you), or maybe the last time you held something for too long, i.e. your phone while taking selfies; your muscles can get tired!
 
Now imagine working out (again—or don’t) for over two hours, five or more days per week, every week. How do you think your eye muscles feel?

That’s where Biofinity Energys® come in. This unique contact lens design can help reduce ciliary muscle stress during digital device use. 8 in 10 wearers said that Biofinity Energys® helps their eyes feel less tired at the end of the day compared to their previous contact lenses.

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Buy a year’s supply of contacts and save up to $120. Don’t forget to connect those vision benefits, too!

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TechShield® Blue & SunSync Light-Reactive Lenses for Glasses

What about these so called, “blue light glasses”? Glasses wearers… we didn’t forget about you!

Blue light defense has been all the rave—and we have the solution! As a premium anti-reflective coating, TechShield® Blue absorbs and reflects blue light wavelengths that come from all around us, not only from digital devices (such as your computer)! Glasses with this blue light reduction technology will keep your eyes feelin' good.

All you have to do to get TechShield® Blue is find your perfect frame (don’t forget to use our Virtual Try-On tool!) and then add the TechShield® Blue upgrade at checkout. Simple as that!

Same thing goes for our SunSync® light- reactive lenses.In your choice of a gray or brown hue, these lenses quickly change tint between indoor and outdoor settings! Not only this, but SunSync® light-reactive lenses also have targeted blue light filtration. ​Add your preference at checkout and you’ll have the most stylish AND functional glasses out there.

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Ways to Reduce Sun Damage & Blue Light Exposure

1. Change the settings on your digital device screens. Most phones have a “night mode” or “blue light” setting that changes your screen to have a more yellow hue. Turning the brightness down on computer monitors and televisions can help, too!

2. Set a limit for how long you use your devices each day. We know it’s hard, but it’ll be worth it!

3.Wear 100% UV-blocking sunglasses. Even while in the car or in the shade, reflections of UV rays can also cause damage.

4. Take breaks from being out in the sun or from using devices.

5. Make sure you have the right prescription for your contacts or glasses; this can contribute to squinting and eye strain! Find a doctor to update your prescription.

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