Best Blue Light Blocking Clip Ons 2020

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UPDATED: January 6th, 2020

The other day I was sitting at a mall, and I noticed just how much technology has taken over our world. Every menu sign at the mall’s food court had flat-screen TVs displaying their menus. Many with videos of advertisements for the various food items on their menu. The Lenscrafters had two digital advertising signs in the front, the opticians were using tablets to help their customers. Many people walking through the mall, or sitting in the food court had their eyes fixated on their smartphones.

Best Blue Light Blocking Clip Ons

If you wear prescription glasses, there are lenses available now with blue light protecting coatings that you are able to get, which would give you protection from blue light all day. If you already have prescription glasses but don’t have the blue light protection coating, there are a couple of ways you can still protect yourself from blue light. You can get glasses that fit over your glasses, or you can get blue light blocking clip-ons. These clip-ons easily clips onto your current glasses, and you can remove them when you don’t need them. Great for anyone that works for extended periods of time in front of digital devices, and wants to protect their eyes from the blue light emitting from those devices.  Take a look at some of the best blue light blocking clip-ons currently available on the market.

Don’t wear glasses? Here are some of my favorite screen filters that you can put over your computer screen.


Best Overall: Dr. S Blue Light Blocking Clip-on

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This clip-on is currently my favorite one available on the market and was specifically designed by an eye doctor using a lens material that provides excellent optics to help balance out the tint that is on the lens to provide you with sharp and comfortable vision while looking at digital devices. Along with filtering out blue light, these clip-ons also provides you with an anti-reflective coating to help with visual comfort and reduce the amount of glare reflecting off of the lenses. The tint on these lenses has been clinically tested and measured to ensure that it filters out the necessary range of blue light.

They are designed in a flip-up design makes it easy for you to flip it up whenever you do not need them. The clip comes included with a case and a microfiber cloth. These same lenses are also available in a handful of frames ranging from adult to kids sizes, and all come with a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee.


Swannies Fit-Over

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This isn’t exactly a clip-on but this pair of blue-blocking glasses are fit-over glasses. This means these are simply worn over your glasses when you need them and you can take them off when you don’t need them. This can be a great alternative to using clip-ons. I wanted to show this one to everyone because there has been some great feedback coming out of everyone that has used the Swannies whether they are just the regular blue-blocking glasses or the fit over ones. These glasses block more than 98% of blue light and can fit over pretty much any pair of glasses that you are wearing.


Spectra479 Blue Blocking Daytime/Nighttime Clip-on

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This company makes one of the most high-quality and best selling blue light blocking glasses on the market today, and now you can use that high-quality blue light blocking lens on your own prescription glasses, or even your reading glasses.

These clip ons are available in an Amber night time lens that is designed to filter out as much blue light as possible, and a day time blue light reducing clip-on to help you reduce your blue light exposure throughout the day if you work with digital devices.

If you do a lot of work in front of a computer, or if you’re like me and have multiple computer monitors in front of you, the amber lens is a great lens to use to help filter out as much blue light as possible. Especially if a lot of that work is at night, but if you don’t mind the color you are able to use it during the day as well. The daytime clip-on is a great one to use if the amber color is too much for you but still would like to have some blue light protection the daytime clip-on is a great option.


GAMEKING Blue Light Blocking Clip-on

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This is another great option for blue light blocking clip-ons. This lightly tinted lens blocks out 60% blue light overall, and a thin and lightweight but durable blue light blocking clip-on for you to add to your current prescription glasses or your reading glasses. This clip-on comes with a lifetime breakage warranty as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee.


Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Clip-on

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This is a great clip-on option that is great for those individuals who do not like the amber or yellow tinted lenses but still want to be able to protect their eyes from blue light when they are looking at digital devices. This is also a great clip for graphic designers or artists that still need their eyes protected from blue light but need to be able to see in true color. This company tests all of their lenses to make they are effectively blocking out blue light before they get to you.


Gunnar Optiks Clip-On

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Gunnar has been in the business of protecting our eyes from digital devices for over two decades focusing more on gamers than anything else but they have expanded their selection over the years. Specializing in a patented technology that helps protect your eyes from digital eye strain as well as blue light. Gunnar’s lenses are designed to help reduce eyestrain while providing you with better color contrast, as well as focus. These are perfect for anyone that spends extended periods of time looking at any digital devices.


Don’t Wear Prescription Glasses?

If you don’t wear any prescription glasses or reading glasses, then it would be a bit difficult for you to use blue light blocking clip-ons, therefore below I have gathered some of my favorite picks for blue light blocking glasses that you can use if you don’t currently wear glasses. No assembly required.


Swannies

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If you want to be able to have the glasses function well but still be comfortable and stylish the Swannies are the way to go. This frame uses a simple and glasses frame style that is lightweight and can be adjusted to have the perfect fit. Swannies come available in different sizes ranging from kids to large so you are able to get them for anyone that spends a lot of time in front of digital devices.  These glasses block over 98% of blue light and most people that have purchased them, love them.

 


Uvex Skyper

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If the style is the last thing on your mind when you are deciding which blue light blocking glasses to go with, then this is your pair. This is the pair that is often used in labs and has been used in some studies. When I look at them I immediately think safety glasses, but for a pair of glasses that absorbs 98% of blue light and cost around $10, it’s not too bad.


Gunnar Enigma

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If style is more important to you then take a look at these high-quality Gunnar frames. As I mentioned above, Gunnar has been in this business for a while, and their patented technology is one of the best in the market today. These lenses filter out 65% of harmful blue light from digital devices and will help reduce the risk of long term damage to your eyes from blue light. Gunnar tends to pay attention to every detail when they make their glasses, giving them wide lenses to give you a nice unobstructed view and protection.


Gunnar Riot

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This is another stylish and simple frame by Gunnar that can provide you with protection from blue light, and still match with every outfit in your closet. This is the perfect accessory to your digital lifestyle and is fitted with Gunnar’s patented technology to give you optimum protection against blue light.


Cyxus Blue Light Filter Glasses

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Cyxus actually makes quite a few different styles for their blue light blocking glasses, but this classic browline frame is my favorite one because it gives you that retro look. These lenses are also clear and do not have a tint with them, and would be perfect for anyone that needs to work in true color. You can find the rest of the styles of Cyxus blue light filter glasses here.

Why Should You Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses?

While technology has provided us with many conveniences, this boom in technology is a worrisome issue when it comes to eye Women on computer and smartphonehealth. You see, this technology that everyone loves so much also happens to emit blue light. This blue light isn’t the natural blue light that you can get from the sun, but this is artificially produced blue light. This blue light has always been thought to be harmful to your eyes and cause loss of vision similar to that of macular degeneration, which is the death of your photoreceptor cells. But they were never sure of exactly how blue light was affecting your eyes, up until recently.

Researchers from the University of Toledo may have discovered exactly how blue light damages your eyes. Focusing on a certain molecule that our photoreceptors require to be able to see called the retinal molecule. What they discovered was that when these retinal molecules were exposed to blue light, they were producing a toxic chemical that would actually kill the photoreceptor cells over time. Even though researchers are barely scratching the surface when it comes to how blue light affects our eyes, that doesn’t mean we can’t be more proactive about protecting our eyes from blue light.

There has been much talk about blue light blocking glasses, and digital eye strain. But digital eye strain isn’t the only thing we are truly worried about. You can strain your eyes just as much by focusing on a book for too long. What we are worried about is protecting our eyes from the long-term damage it would get from being overexposed to blue light. Too much blue light can potentially lead to permanent damage or loss of vision, we currently don’t know for sure how much damage could even be possible with blue light from our devices but I am not risking my only two eyes. Therefore, if you spend extended periods of time in front of digital devices, it might be a good idea to wear some sort of blue light blocking glasses.

What is Blue Light?

Here is a quick video that gives a great explanation of blue light, where it comes from, and how it affects you.

Final Thoughts

All blue light blocking glasses are designed to do the same thing, filter out the harmful blue light you get from digital devices. Blue light blocking clip-ons are a great option for those who already wear prescription glasses or readers and don’t have blue light blocking lenses. If you don’t wear glasses then there are many options for you when it comes to blue light blocking glasses without a prescription, but make sure you go for ones made by reputable manufacturers like the ones above.

Do you use blue light blocking glasses? Why? or Why not? I would love to hear from you. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer your question as soon as possible.

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17 thoughts on “Best Blue Light Blocking Clip Ons 2020”

  1. Really informative article! I had no idea how damaging blue light can be. It can be disorientating when shopping and you’re constantly bombarded by lights and digital screens everywhere! These lights can cause damage to eyes and cause headaches etc. I suffer from migraines and think they can be sometimes triggered by digital lights/ displays 

    These glasses sound like a great idea for anyone who may be sensitive to these lights! Great review 🙂

  2. Woah! I wasn’t aware of this. Of course, people tell you not to spend so much time on your phone etc but I have never heard of the background of this issue. I think the Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Clip-ons would be the best option for most people since you can see as normally as with your normal reading, or prescription glasses. I suffer from retinopathy and I’m partially blind from one eye while the other is currently working over silicone oil, do these also help me prevent further damages or are the damages already done and these products don’t have any effect? 

    1. Huy Le ABOC, NCLEC

      It would definitely not be bad to use blue light filtering lenses, especially since there is already damage to your retina.

  3. I must say that you have done a great job on this article as it is very important and also informative.i have been doing alot of reading on blue light blocking glasses and I have been thinking of getting one but due to the fact that I have prescribed galsses I changed my mind but after reading your article I think I would get a clip on insted

    1. Huy Le ABOC, NCLEC

      Hey there Feji! If you didn’t get blue light filtering on your prescription glasses clip ons are a great way to get the protection without purchasing another pair.

  4. Hello there, before now, I had little knowledge about blue light. All I knew about it was that it is not good for our eyes and that it can depreciate our sight. I got a little deep knowledge about blue lights from this post. Thank you for sharing these blue light blocking clips ons.

    The colours of the clips one look exactly like the one I can see from my screen right now because I am using a software on my device to block blue light…

    Regards!

  5. Like many people I’m sure, I had no idea there was such a thing as blue light clip-ons. So I found your post very informative. It’s timely as well for me as I am dealing with a couple of eye issues. 

    I have just recently started getting those black spots in front of my eyes. Apparently, according to the eye doctor these are called “floaters”  and are pretty common. They are pretty much harmless and more of a nuisance that anything else.  I also will require cataract surgery soon.

    As I don’t know that role blue light glasses would play, I wonder if they would help with either of these issues? 

    I spend a lot of time in front of the computer and never was aware of the blue light emanating from my dual computer screens. Considering the issues I have with my eyes and the time spent on my computer I think I will seriously consider getting a pair of these blue light clip-on glasses and at least see how they work.

    I wonder…do they serve a function as sun glasses as well, or should these not be worn while driving? This time of year with the sun so low in the sky glare from the sun is very bad.

    An interesting article and I’m sure people who visit your site will learn a lot from it.

    1. Huy Le ABOC, NCLEC

      Hey Ray thanks for stopping by. I would not recommend these to replace sunglasses. Sunglasses block out more blue light than these blue light filters. Hope that helps!

  6. I love the Cyxus Blue Light Filter Glasses, Huy Le! This is a good product. Usually the glasses do not have a blue light antidote or radiation from the cellphone. But, I can find it here.
    Times have changed. I remember the first time I used glasses which when worn, it would shake. Then underwent changes in terms of lenses and frames that are more stylish. Today, there are sunglasses that can ward off blue light! Cool! I think I should have 1 like this.
    And by the way, do you have either clip on or glasses that are blocking UV + Blue Light?

  7. A very interesting article, thank you for sharing this information. I don’t wear glasses and don’t really think too much about protecting my eyes, but one of your opening statements in the article caught my attention… about how many of us are glued to our mobile and digital devices (smartphones, tablets etc.). You see it everywhere you go nowdays and it’s bound to have some effect on our eyes. Quite simply the rate of technology advancement and the rate of genetic evolution are not the same so it begs the questions… are we ready for it? I thought your quick explanation of blue light and the listing of available counter technologies is a good place to start.  

  8. Thank you for your post. It is useful knowledge for me. I am closing to 60 years old and started my online business for a while now. I sit in the front of my computer daily. My eyes get worse and worse, sometimes it is hard for me to see the letters on my computer screen. I know there is something wrong, but don’t know what.

    Here comes your article. Based on your description, my eyesight change may has something to do with blue light, which is artificially produced from the electronic equipment, such as cell phones and laptop etc. The blue light is harmful to our eyes and cause loss of vision. Now I know at least one reason for my eyesight reduction and I am definitely going to use blue light blocking clips to protect my eyes.

    It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.

    1. Huy Le ABOC, NCLEC

      Thanks for stopping by! I definitely find it to be helpful and does make my eyes less tired over the course of a day on the computer.

  9. Wahoo, thanks a million or this great information, I am a freelancer and an affiliate marketer.
    I spend a lot of time on my system, never knew of the effect of the blue light on the retinal molecule as you just explained it.
    I have bookmarked the Gunnar Enigma, I don’t use glasses and its ability to filter about 65% of this harmful blue light will help me. Once again, I say thank you

  10. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article.  i have always known that blue light can be dangerous to the eyes and this is one selection of good and beautiful glasses to stop this effect on the body. this article is really helpful

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