We’ve been hearing a lot about the benefits of Blue Light Blocking Glasses recently, especially when it comes to sleep, and so we were excited to be given the chance to try out one of the leading brands BLUblox and their Sleep+ lenses.
Blue Light Blocking glasses, which are often simply referred to as ‘blue blockers’ have been popping up more and more often on our social media feeds and so we were keen to test them out for ourselves and see what all the fuss was about.
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Blue light blocking glasses have actually been around for quite a few years, but the problem is that they have not been exactly stylish.
Some look like industrial safety goggles, and even the most stylish options aren’t exactly chic.
For that reason, you’d have to have plenty of self-confidence to be prepared to go out in public wearing them.
BLUblox are aiming to solve that problem by offering a range of genuinely stylish glasses, featuring state of the art lenses that filter out the most important frequencies of blue light.
This BLUblox glasses review is going to focus on all of the important things you need to know about the product, from the look, to the build quality and the all-important benefits.
We’re also going to take a look and see what other real customers are saying about BLUblox after having used them for a bit.
So, with the introductions out of the way, let’s start taking a closer look at BLUblox Sleep+ glasses to see where they stand.
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BLUblox Sleep+ – The Basics
Firstly, why would you want to wear blue blocking glasses? Well, scientific studies are starting to suggest that being exposed to blue light (from sources such as mobile phones, televisions, and indoor artificial lighting) after dark is not so good for our body clock.
There is an emerging amount of research in this area – and you’ve probably already noticed yourself that certain device manufacturers have started adding a ‘night mode’ for use after sunset.
The reason is because the human body is not used to seeing blue light after sunset.
If you think about it, before the technological revolution and the invention of the electric lightbulb, the only source of light after dark would have been fire, which has a much redder and yellower glow than the bluer light found in our homes and coming out of our devices.
Blue blocking glasses aim to solve the problem of blue light after dark by blocking the most harmful frequencies, meaning that you can go about your normal business without having to worry about the potential health downsides of being exposed to blue light at night.
As we’ve already mentioned, BLUblox are one of the leading brands out there when it comes to stylish blue blocking glasses.
It’s an Australian brand that’s been recently launched but they have quickly established themselves as one of the market leaders in the industry. All of their glasses are shipped from Australia, and they offer very fast worldwide delivery.
The official website says that BLUblox is the only brand that offers blue light filtering lenses backed by science.
The lenses are all made in Australia rather than overseas, and they say this is done to ensure that the quality is of the highest standard.
BLUblox partnered with a leading Australian optics specialist to develop a lens which promises to block 100 per cent of blue and green light from 400-550nm, and it’s now known as the Sleep+ lens.
BLUblox offer a range of different styles. We ordered the Wayfarer, the Crystal and the Willis all with Sleep+ lenses to see how the styles differed.
Let’s now take a look at what each of the different styles in a bit more detail.
These have a classic look with a black frame. They are a medium to large frame, so they are probably not best suited to you if you tend to go for smaller glasses or sunglasses.
Dimensions: Lens: 53mm, Bridge: 17mm, Arms: 140mm.
The Crystals are a smaller frame than the Wayfarer. This makes them an ideal choice if you usually go for smaller framed glasses. They feature a lightweight plastic frame which is transparent for a distinct and clean look.
Dimensions: Lens: 49mm, Bridge: 18mm, Arms: 140mm.
This is by far the ‘coolest’ frame of the three we tried. They are very similar to the Ray Ban ‘Clubmaster’ look and are very stylish indeed, with a black frame, nose pads for comfort and metallic rimmed lenses. These are a medium sized fit.
Dimensions: Lens: 49mm, Bridge: 21mm, Arms: 142mm.
BLUblox glasses come in a high quality protective box, and also with a small sleeve which can be used for storage as well as lens cleaning.
The build quality of all three of the models we tried is good.
We’ve been using them for around three weeks now and the durability seems really good as, but we’ll have to see whether they stand the test of time or not.
Of the three, we tried, the Willis seem to be the slightly higher quality in terms of the feel. The Crystals are also very good, and the Wayfarers come up last in the quality feel department. Perhaps it’s simply the fact that the shiny plastic frames have the unfortunate side effect of showcasing fingerprints.
Overall though, we were very impressed with the quality of the product.
I put on my BLUblox each night when the sun sets. I immediately noticed that I would start feeling a bit sleepy within about an hour of putting them on.
When you first put on your pair of BLUblox, you can’t help but notice that it gives everything a ‘sunset’ glow. The bluest lights of all are completely filtered out.
For example, the buttons in my apartment building elevator have a blue light, and when wearing BLUblox, I literally cannot see whether a button is illuminated or not.
It’s probably not a good idea to wear BLUblox while driving, as they can filter traffic light colors, for example.
When walking out and about with them at nighttime, the first thing I noticed is that car headlights had a cool ‘orange’ tint to them. It makes you realize that how blue those headlights actually are.
While watching TV at night, for example, it’s also really interesting how offensively bright the screen looks if you take the glasses off after having worn them for a while that night.
BLUblox Sleep+ Reviews
The BLUblox range of glasses are fairly new to market and so there are not are huge amount of customer reviews online right now.
On Amazon.com in the US, they have an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, but there were only four reviews when we checked.
The reviews we did find were very positive indeed, with lots of people reporting that the BLUblox glasses really helped to block out most blue light.
The most negative BLUblox review came from someone who said that the glasses made their computer screen “really” red at night. But that’s to be expected, we feel!
The main drawback with BLUblox and blue blockers in general is that they can take away from nighttime experiences.
What I mean by that is that your favorite TV show or football game will not look quite the same, and there is definitely a feeling that it’s harder to concentrate with them on, possibly just because they made me sleepy.
The other drawback is the price. BLUblox are a premium-priced product and so they may not fit into everyone’s budget.
That said, it’s worth keeping a close eye on the official website as they tend to offer some pretty good discounts from time to time.
Are These The Best Blue Blocking Glasses For Sleep?
In case you hadn’t already noticed, we rate BLUblox pretty highly. They are one of only a few brands out there that offer adequate filtering of blue and green light.
We highly recommend their Sleep+ lenses – they are one of the best around.
Anything Else To Consider?
Blue blocking glasses can dramatically help to reduce the harmful effect that blue light after dark can have on the human body.
However, you should not expect them to solve all of your problems.
Yes, Blue Blockers can help a great deal, but if you’re looking to optimise your health, you should also look at other aspects of your lifestyle such as diet, exercise and more.
Review Conclusion – Final Thoughts
So, that brings us to the end of our BLUblox Sleep+ Glasses review.
Overall, we think that these are among the very best blue blocking glasses on sale right now.
Not only are the lenses themselves second to none and are effective at blocking out the most harmful frequencies of blue and green light, but the frame actually look cool, so you won’t be ashamed to wear them in public.
So, if you’re looking for some stylish blue blockers in your life, BLUblox are an excellent choice.
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