Blue Light Glasses FAQs
How do blue light blocking glasses work?
These glasses are designed to filter out harmful blue light that is emitted from digital screens, specifically the highest energy shortest wavelengths in the 400nm-440nm range where they filter out 50% of this blue violet light. This helps reduce eye strain & fatigue, allowing your eyes to focus easier and improve contrast.
Are your glasses available with prescription or readers?
All the Adult's range of frames are available in reading magnifications of +1.0, +1.5 & +2.0. We don’t however have prescription lenses and recommend that you visit your local optometrist. The frames are also available to be purchased & have your local optometrist fit prescription lenses.
How do these glasses compare to other computer glasses?
Firstly, the lenses. Baxter Blue wanted to be certain the lens would filter out harmful blue violet light in the 400nm-440nm range whilst letting the good blue light in and so embarked on many months of research and development to create their own blue light lens, partnering with experts in the field to develop our Blue+ lenses. The Blue+ lenses are clear and filter 50% of the harmful blue violet light (400nm-440nm), have 100% UV protection and come with a anti-glare & anti-scratch coating. Unlike many other computer glasses on the market that have a yellow/orange tint, these clear lenses won't change the colour of your digital screen. Secondly, the frames. Baxter Blue have designed frames that you would be happy to wear out in public. By working with experienced frame designers they have developed a fashionable range of glasses that will hopefully suit all tastes.
Are there some 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
All the glasses have the the size indicated on the product page. For example, 45-21-140 - these sizes are the lens width (45mm), the nose bridge (21mm) and the arm length (140mm). If you look on a pair of your current glasses or sunglasses these measurements will be indicated on the inside of the arms of your glasses.
Below is an overview of the frame sizes:
- Narrow face - Brook
- Narrow/Medium face - Harper & Lane
- Medium face - Spencer
- Medium/Wide face - Clark & Wells
- Wide face - Crane
If you are having trouble with your size 'Contact us' & we'll be sure to help you out. Don't forget if they don't fit, we'll be happy to exchange your glasses for another pair!
How do I know what size will fit my child?
The '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 ther Adults range. If when you receive your glasses and they don't fit, no problems, see our 'returns policy' and send them back to us within 30 days 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
How long will it take for my glasses to arrive?
We want you to get your new glasses as quickly as possible and will make sure they are despatched within 2 working days of purchase. Your order will be sent via Australia Post ‘Parcel Post’ & will be delivered within the standard Australia Post delivery days (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane metro areas - 2-3 business days and all other areas within Australia - 3-6 business days). All standard deliveries to New Zealand will take 5-7 days. We'll send you an email once your order has been despatched with an Australia Post tracking number.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. Once all your goods are in your shopping cart the international shipping will be calculated for you.
What if I want to exchange my glasses for another pair or I want a refund?
No problem, we understand these things happen :) Return the glasses to us within 30 days of purchase in the same condition they were originally purchased, and let us know the pair you want to exchange for. You will be responsible for the return shipping of the glasses to us, but we will pay for shipping your exchanged pair of glasses back to you :)