Blue Light Protection: Shielding Your Eyes Indoors and Out
Because All Blue Is Not Beautiful
When you hear “Maui Jim,” you definitely think “sunglasses” — and you might think “eye protection,” too. After all, our polarized sunglasses are known for blocking 100% of damaging UV rays and virtually all glare. But did you know we help protect your eye health indoors as well? Our Blue Light Protect Lens™ helps shield your eyes from another harmful light source.
What’s blue light?
Also known as high energy visible (HEV) light, blue light is actually blue-violet in color. It comes from the sun and is present in any weather condition. (The lenses in our polarized sunglasses reduce outdoor blue light without removing the beautiful blue colors from your view.) Just as important, blue light is also transmitted from computers and digital devices, like smartphones and tablets, and some indoor lighting.
Why is it dangerous?
There’s good blue light, and there’s harmful blue light — the HEV kind. Even though it’s lower in energy than UV rays, it can reach the retina and accelerate age-related macular degeneration. It also causes eyestrain, tired eyes, headaches and blurred vision. And thanks (or no thanks) to technology, we’re more exposed to harmful blue light than ever. Studies show more than three-quarters of the population uses digital devices for two-plus hours a day — a number that gets even higher the younger you are.
What’s the solution?
You’re probably not going to give up your smartphone, give away your laptop and stop going outside. So consider a pair of clear, prescription glasses with Maui Jim Blue Light Protect lenses instead. They let in 90% of beneficial blue light while filtering out the harmful HEV light that can damage your eyes, affect your sleep, dampen your mood and diminish your memory. You can add Blue Light Protect lenses to many of our eyeglass frames, so it’s easy to find a style that suits your personality.
What’s special about Maui Jim Blue Light Protect lenses?
At our core, Maui Jim is a lens company — and we’ve brought everything we’ve learned in decades of sunglass lens development to our blue light protection lenses.
- The lens is virtually clear with no blue or yellow tint
- Blue light protection is built into the lens — not a coating
- Anti-reflective coating on the front and back improves vision
- Scratch protection keeps the lens free of damage
Find out more about the dangers of blue light.