With the recent attention paid to the health consequences of digital eye strain and overexposure to blue light — especially for gamers and content creators — the market has become flooded with blue light blocking gaming glasses.
With a variety of styles and features, shopping for gaming glasses can be unreasonably confusing — particularly for the younger kids that typically make up the target gaming audience.
But the question remains: Are gaming glasses considered a necessary piece of gear for gamers and content creators? Or, are blue light blocking gaming glasses simply the next cultural trend or fashion fad?
Just What Purpose Do Gaming Glasses Serve?
Blue light in and of itself is one of the body’s requirements for boosting attention, reaction times, and mood during daylight hours. Blue light is exactly that — light with blue wavelengths that are at the most intense portion of the light spectrum.
The problem is created when we expose ourselves to too much blue light — particularly at night — by spending excessive amounts of time watching our television, computer, and mobile device screens. This habit can be detrimental by:
- Disrupting our circadian rhythm that controls our natural sleep cycles
- Developing diabetes and obesity through the overproduction of insulin
- Causing migraine headache attacks which discourages performance
For gamers who enjoy their pastime and content creators who make their living on the computer, this overexposure to blue light can be especially detrimental to vision.
Just like football helmets protect a player’s head against potential concussions from high-speed collisions, blue light-absorbing gaming glasses protect from the impact of excessive exposure to these high-intensity light waves.
Blue Light Protection Versus Color Distortion
Selecting the proper blue light blocking gaming glasses is an exercise in the balance between protection and color distortion.
Many of the gaming glasses on the market today promote the notion that their glasses are clear to allow natural colors to be seen without too much distortion.
However, there must be some level of tint in order to block blue light at its most intense frequencies.
Clear lenses, even with supposed blue-light filters, only block up to 400nm of harmful rays, when most devices emit as much as 455nm. This means that the most powerful wavelengths are still reaching your retinas and causing cellular death and eye damage.
Those glasses that take the “more is better” philosophy with respect to tinting actually distort natural colors by including too much tint in the lenses.
The most effective gaming glasses use a yellow-brown pigment in each pair to naturally filter blue and violet wavelength lights at a rate as high as 455nm. The color of the lenses is the actual science. With the tint being used in each pair, more blue wavelengths can be filtered out.
The Verdict is In: Gaming Glasses are...
Gaming glasses should definitely be considered a vital piece of gear for anyone who values their vision, quality sleep, and a positive overhaul quality of life.
Gamer Advantage glasses feature the 455nm blue light blocking technology that strikes the perfect balance between blue light absorption and natural color visibility.
Gamer Advantage lenses have a distinctive tint to every pair and this color aids in their advanced blue-violet light blocking technology — a slight tint that works but doesn’t distort color vision or take away from the style.
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About Gamer Advantage
Backed by science and lauded by pro gamers and content creators, Gamer Advantage represents the next evolution in blue light-absorbing lens technology. Gamer Advantage lenses are clinically proven to absorb more of the dangerous UV rays emitted from the sun, flat-screen monitors, and other artificial light sources — at the same time, conducting the highest levels of green light that assist the body in repairing damage to the retina and surrounding tissues.