Blue Light Glasses FAQs
How do blue light blocking glasses work?
The blue light glasses we sell at Grounded Wellness are from the hugely-respected Australian company Baxter Blue.
Baxter Blue's blue light filter is not a surface layer or coating, the Blue+ lenses in a pair of Baxter Blue glasses have a blue-light pigment technology embedded right into the lens, filtering out as much as 80% of the highest energy wavelengths (400 - 440nm) known to cause digital-eye-strain.
With a premium, anti-reflective coating that eliminates 100% of glare, your eyes don’t have to work so hard. Contrast is crisper, and visuals are richer, so even your eyes get to Netflix and chill. Filtering 100% of UVA and UVB light, your eyes are protected even without wearing shades, and the Super Hydrophobic coating on all of the Baxter Blue lenses means minimised smudges and scratches, keeping your vision clearer for longer.
Carefully created and artfully designed, the Baxter Blue glasses have a very subtle tint to the lens, making them wearable any place, any time. Available in a broad selection of styles.
What Is the Difference Between the Daytime Glasses and the Sleep Glasses?
The Blue+ sleep lenses are designed to be worn when the sun goes down and the amber Sleep lenses have been specifically developed to filter out the 450-500nm blue-light wavelengths that impact the release of melatonin - and subsequently, a good night’s sleep!
Unlike many amber lenses on the market, Baxter Blue’s embedded filter technology means maximum protection with minimal distortion, allowing you to game, binge watch, or catch up on emails without sacrificing sleep.
As with all Baxter Blue lenses, the Blue+ sleep lenses filter 100% of UVA and UVB light, feature a premium, anti-reflective coating that eliminates 100% of screen glare and digital eye strain, as well as a super-hydrophobic coating to minimize smudges and scratches.
Are the Blue Light Glasses Available with Reading Magnification?
Unfortunately, Grounded Wellness is not currently stocking Baxter Blue glasses with reading magnifications.
How Do The Baxter Blue Glasses Compare to Other Blue Light Glasses?
Firstly, the lenses. Baxter Blue could have just worked with an off-the-shelf blue-light-blocking lens, but they wanted to be certain the lens would filter out the highest energy wavelengths whilst letting the good blue light in. So they embarked on many months of research and development to create their own blue light lens, partnering with experts in the field to develop the Blue+ lenses. Blue+ lenses are clear and filter 80% of the highest energy wavelengths, have 100% UV protection and come with a premium anti-reflective coating that eliminates glare to make screen time more enjoyable.
Secondly, the frames. Baxter Blue set out to design frames that you would be happy to wear out in public. Working with experienced frame designers they have developed a fashionable range of glasses that we hope will suit all tastes.
Because the Blue + lenses are virtually clear with a very subtle tint (hardly noticeable when worn), combined with one of our stylish frames, you have protective eyewear you will be happy to wear anywhere!
Are There Other Ways to Alleviate Digital Eye Strain?
Yes. Whilst these blue light blocking glasses alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain we also recommend you also do the following:
- Follow the 20/20/20 rule – take a 20 second break, from the screen every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away (6 meters)
- Reduce overhead lighting to eliminate screen glare
- Position yourself at arms distance away from your screen
- Ensure your monitor is flat & positioned directly in front of your face
- The top of your monitor should be at eye level or slightly lower
How Do I Know Which is the Correct Frame Size?
Check out the size guide located on each product page to help you select which pair of Baxters is right for you. Each pair of glasses has the size indicated on the product page. For example, 45-21-140 indicates the lens width (45mm), the nose bridge (21mm) and the arm length (140mm). You can compare these sizes to a current pair of glasses or sunglasses taht you own.
If you need any advice, please feel free to contact us. We're happy to help and don't forget, if they don't fit, we'll be happy to exchange your glasses for another pair!
How Do I Know Which Size Will Fit My Child?
The Baxter Blue kids glasses are unisex and recommended for kids 7 - 13 years of age. For children over the age of 13 we would recommend glasses from the Adult range. If you receive your glasses and you find that they don't fit, no problem, see our returns policy and send them back to us and we'll exchange them for another pair.
Below is an overview of the age range for our kids glasses:
- Addison - 10-13 years
- Bailey - 7-10 years
- Willow - 7-10 years
What is the Warranty on a Pair of Baxter Blue Glasses?
Baxter Blue glasses are put through a strict QC process before they are dispatched to you and come standard with a 12 month warranty against any manufacturing defects. The warranty includes any manufacturing defects in workmanship, materials and coatings. Manufacturing defects do not include normal wear and tear, improper cleaning, scratched/dislodged lenses, or exposure to excessive heat.
Here are some tips on how to care for your Baxter Blue glasses:
1. Always store your Baxters in their glasses case when not wearing them.
2. Use both hands to take them off.
3. Never place the lenses directly onto any surface as this may scratch them.
4. Regularly clean your Baxters with the supplied cleaning cloth.
5. Keep your Baxters out of direct sunlight.
6. Never leave your Baxters in a hot car as the heat may damage the lenses over time.