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Lenses for Harmful Blue Light Protection

WHAT IS HARMFUL
BLUE LIGHT?

It’s part of the visible light spectrum, which comes from both the sun and artificial light sources like digital screens and fluorescent lights. This type of light gets absorbed deep in the eye, making it potentially impacting to long-term vision. Overexposure to blue-violet light or Harmful Blue Light, especially outside in the sun and through constant use of electronic devices and screens, is why protecting your vision has never been more important. 

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM HARMFUL BLUE LIGHT

There are lenses that help reduce exposure to Harmful Blue Light. Transitions® adaptive lenses selectively filter Harmful Blue Light and provide at least 20% protection indoors and over 85% protection outdoors.*

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ADAPTIVE LENSES

Adapt to changing light, keeping you comfortable and protected in all conditions.
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SINGLE VISION LENSES

Help defend against digital eye strain† so your eyes stay relaxed and comfortable.

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Help protect your eyes from blue-violet light in everyday surroundings.

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* Arnault E, Barrau C, Nanteau C, Gondouin P, Bigot K, et al. (2013). Phototoxic Action Spectrum on a Retinal Pigment Epithelium Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Exposed to Sunlight Normalized Conditions. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71398. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071398 (August 23, 2013). Identified Harmful Blue Light through in vitro experiment on swine retinal cells, where the most toxic wavelengths are high energy visible light falling between 415-455 nm on the light spectrum (blue-violet light).

† For EyezenTM+ designs 1, 2, and 3. Ask your eyecare professional what’s best for you.