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Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens (S1933X)
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- Orange Lens features Spectrum Control Technology (SCT) to absorb 98%+ of blue light emitted from laptops, computers, iPads etc.
- Result is additional screen contrast with sharpened details, which improves focus, reduces eye fatigue and helps inhibit vision problems like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
- 3-Position ratcheting lens inclination system and patented, adjustable-length Duoflex comfort cushioned temples for optimal screen viewing; molded-in nose bridge for long-wearing comfort
- Wrap-around uni-lens design with integral side shields offers exceptional clarity; Uvextreme anti-fog coating; easy and economical lens replacement system
- Meets the ANSI Z87+ standard and is certified to the requirements of the CSA Z94.3 standard; made in the U.S.A.
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- Orange lens
- Spectrum Control Technology (SCT)
- 98%+ Blue light absorption
- Wrap-around uni-lens
- 3-Position ratcheting lens
- Adjustable-length temples
- Molded-in nose bridge
- Easy lens replacement
- Uvextreme anti-fog coating
Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses feature an orange lens with Spectrum Control Technology (SCT) to absorb 98%+ of your computer's blue light. This improves your focus, reduces eye fatique, and helps inhibit vision problems like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
The additional screen contrast with sharpened detail also allows for longer term screen-viewing. Comfort features include adjustable-length Duoflex cushioned temples, a 3-position ratcheting lens inclination system, a molded-in nose bridge and wrap-around uni-lens.
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Orange Lens with Spectrum Control Technology (SCT) absorbs 98%+ of computer blue light for improved screen contrast, reduced eye fatigue and long term vision protection.
Wrap-around uni-lens design with integral side shields offers exceptional clarity.
3-Position ratcheting lens inclination system for custom fit.
Computer Vision Syndrome [CVS] is an increasing problem, with nearly 70% of U.S. adults experiencing digital eye strain. Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses deliver short and long term protection for your eyes. The Orange Lens features Spectrum Control Technology (SCT), which absorbs more than 98% of the blue light emitted from your laptop, computer, iPad etc. The result is additional screen contrast with sharpened details. This improves your focus and reduces eye fatigue while viewing your screen--especially in a dark environment. More importantly, it means these computer glasses can also help inhibit vision problems like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Uvex Skyper Blue Light Glasses also offer exceptional comfort for optimal screen viewing. Features include a 3-position ratcheting lens inclination system, adjustable-length Duoflex comfort cushioned temples, a molded-in nose bridge and wrap-around uni-lens.
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No matter what your protective eyewear needs are, the Uvex Skyper family has you covered. Features include wrap-around uni-lens design, molded-in nosebridge, sideshields and browguard, adjustable temple lengths, ratcheting lens inclination and simple lens replacement. Made in the USA.
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- Blue light is great for being awake - that's why you wake up with a blue sky (read about melanopsin and melatonin on Wikipedia)
- Blue light is not good for sleep; in the 470 nanometers range, that suppresses melatonin (a key hormone for sleeping well)
- Humans (and other animals) evolved to sleep in the dark - or, at the darkest, full Moonlight (just 0.1-0.3 lux of light)
- Longer wavelengths of light were the only source of light at night for most of human history (fire / candles)
- Tablets / phones / screens / LED's and many CFL bulbs have strong blue wavelengths that are messing with our circadian rhythms and suppressing melatonin, because they have wavelengths shorter than 530nm - 540nm
So what to do in our modern world? Wear these glasses before bed. Natural melatonin production would have occurred with our ancestors starting with the onset of sunset. Wavelengths of light from the setting sun would have shifted to red, and fire or candles were usually the only form of light available. Those are both relatively dim, and in longer wavelengths.
Today, our "connected" world has a LOT of blue light. It's messing with our sleep patterns, because our bodies evolved to only see red/orange/yellow light at night, NOT blue light/shorter wavelenghts.
THESE GLASSES BLOCK THOSE MELATONIN SUPPRESSING WAVELENGTHS.
Put them on a couple hours before bed. For me, I start getting drowsy about 90 minutes after wearing them. The trick is DO NOT take them off without closing your eyes or being in a dark room (a room with ONLY a dim red light would work too, as your melanopsin won't trigger melatonin suppression with red light). So when changing for bed, close your eyes when removing your shirt if you have to pull it off over your head or put your night time clothing on.
Then leave these on until you turn out the light for sleep. And be sure to sleep in the dark too, or wear a sleep mask. Small amounts of light can still affect your melatonin (well, anything brighter then full Moonlight - yes, even a blue LED on your computer). You can watch TV with these on, check your phone, read your tablet, work on your laptop - just note that colors will look weird. Blue looks black. Yellow looks white. Greens look weird. And the glasses aren't exactly stylish.
But if you sleep better, who cares? They work.
And while you're at it, make sure your home's lights (and business if you own one) aren't shining into other people's homes or apartments. Too much light at night is what makes these things necessary in the first place. We don't need all this light at night; these glasses are just a band aid to help; what we really need is smarter outdoor lighting - aimed down, at the ground, at the proper color(s) so we aren't suppressing others melatonin. According to a Harvard study, the U.S. loses $63 BILLION dollars per year due to American's insomnia. Artificial light at night messing up people's sleep is undoubtedly part of that - let's fix that so these glasses aren't as necessary.
Oh, and did these glasses work for me? An emphatic YES, they did. 5 nights (so far) of excellent sleep and well-rested mornings. And I am NOT a morning person! They work - just use them the right way, and be sure you're not doing other things that might hurt sleep (too much caffeine, lack of / too much exercise right before bed, sleep apnea, etc.) So if it's not a medical condition, do the right things, wear these, and get better sleep.
The build quality is honest to the $9 price. I have a narrow face and these glasses fit me perfectly. They block out all the blue light ruining your natural "come down." You will experience a more natural circadian rhythm while still indulging in the modern electronics. Installing " Flux. " and wearing these glasses are recommended for all computers and phones. They even work well as safety glasses while doing yard work due to the wrap around fit.
Highly recommended for students, workaholics, computer junkies, late night TV addicts, and lab assistants.
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SCT Orange is a non-polarized lens tint which blocks virtually all ultraviolet, violet, and blue light while allowing most of the longer wavelengths (from green to red) to pass through (see the spectral chart). This gives it a deep orange color. Unlike many other orange glasses, these are truly 'blue-blocking'. They were originally designed as specialty safety/work glasses for industrial environments with high UV levels. But in recent years, consumers have learned how effective they are for blocking out blue light from TV, computer, tablet, and cellphone displays - in the hours before bedtime, to avoid sleep disruption. Uvex recently began to advertise these glasses for this purpose.
These can also be used as outdoor safety/work glasses - if you don't mind that they are brighter than most sunglasses. However because they so effectively block the blue and violet part of the spectrum, color discernment is poor; blue colors will be greyed-out or blacked-out, and whites, yellows, and oranges will look similar to one another. This SCT Orange lens tint isn't meant for properly seeing colors - and especially not for driving, where color perception is important. If you need decent color perception while still blocking most (but not all) of the blue end of the spectrum, Uvex has a brownish/coffee-colored lens tint called Espresso, which is better as a general-purpose sunglass lens. Most of Uvex's glasses are meant for safety or sporting use, so they're not very fashionable, but you know the spectral characteristics you're getting.
The Skyper earpieces slide in and out to adjust for different head length, and the lens can click to different inclination angles. The lens is a large but snug-fitting wraparound shape...seems designed to fit adult men best. It fits me perfectly with no light trespass around the edges. Because it fits very close to the face you probably won't be able to wear prescription glasses underneath. I don't like the padded earpiece design - they put pressure on my head and give me a headache, but maybe I'm extra sensitive to pressure points behind the ears. Everyone has a different face & head shape, so your experience may differ with regard to fit and comfort. So the only way to know for sure if they are comfortable is to actually try them on. Lastly, the thin, clear, slightly rubbery anti-fog coating on mine started to peel off after a few months. But I don't care - I bought these for their spectral protection more than anything else.
Some alternative choices, which are also non-polarized: Uvex's Ultra-spec 2000 is available with the same SCT Orange lens color. I haven't tried them. Most reviews say it fits better over prescription glasses. Blublockers brand glasses with the original 'amber' (orangish-brown) lens color are also fully blue-blocking lenses. They are darker than SCT Orange - maybe too dark to use indoors - but awesome as outdoor sunglasses. Smith & Wesson Magnum 3G Orange-lens glasses are brighter than the others but are still true blue-blocking lenses - however the rubber nosepiece on my second pair of S&W Magnum 3G glasses had an awful chemical smell. Cocoons brand fitovers with 'Orange' lens tint fit very well over prescription glasses (if you get the right size) but the ones I bought are not fully 'blue-blocking' lenses. In recent years, many more blue-blocking glasses have hit the marketplace.