Blue Light Protection Available From IcareLabs

Posted by James Stephany on Oct 18, 2019, 10:39:33 AM

What is blue light?

 

Blue light is at the bottom end of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelength and the highest energy. Blue light is often referred to as violet or violet light. Blue light is just above ultra-violet (UV) in the light spectrum.

 

HEV Blue Light Spectrum

Blue light is defined as visible light ranging from 380 to 500 nm. In some circles, blue light is broken down further into 2 segments – Blue-Violet (280 – 455) and Blue-Turquoise light (455-500nm).



Before we get to breaking down the blue light products that we carry here are a few key points you need to know.

 

1) Not all blue light is bad. Blue-Turquoise light is very important in regulating circadian rhythm, the body’s natural wake and sleep cycle. Day time exposure to Blue-Turquoise light helps maintain a healthy circadian rhythm while over-exposure at night can cause insomnia

 

2) Blue light has been proven to contribute to digital eye strain

 

3) The human eye is not very good at blocking blue light

 

4) Blue-Violet light exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration

 

5) Blue Light is everywhere

 

6) Your customers aware of blue light dangers are looking to you for solutions

 

IcareLabs has multiple products to help ensure you are giving you patients the best protection to fit their needs.

Here is some information on the various blue light products IcareLabs has to offer:

 

BlueGuard by IcareLabs

 

  • Clear lenses offering just the right amount of blue light protection while not interfering with visual comfort and color
  • 3x the blue light protection of standard lenses
  • 100% UV protection
  • Suitable for children and adults

 

Blue light pen and plano BlueGuard demo samples available for only $10. Please reach out to your account manager to get yours today!

 


Essilor Essential Blue series lenses processed by IcareLabs

This is Essilor’s blue light product that protects against "harmful blue light".

 

  • Clear lenses offer 20% average protection in the Blue-Violet range (415 – 455nm)
  • Allows beneficial blue light in that helps regulate mood and sleep cycles
  • Available in single vision, EyeZen, and Varilux digital products



Transitions Gen 8 processed in-house by IcareLabs



Transitions lenses help protect against harmful blue light both indoors and out.

 

  • Transitions Signature lenses filter 1.4x more harmful blue light than a basic clear lens indoors and 8x more harmful blue light than clear lenses outdoors
  • Transitions XTRActive lenses filter at least 2x more harmful blue light indoors and 8x more harmful blue light than clear lenses outdoors
  • Transitions Vantage lenses filter at least 2x more harmful blue light indoors and 6x more harmful blue light than clear lenses outdoors

Crizal Prevencia processed in-house by IcareLabs

  • A premium anti-reflective coating
  • Selectively filters up to 20% of harmful Blue-Violet light
  • Allows beneficial Blue-Turquoise light to pass through
  • Reveals a slight purple hue showing that the lenses are working
  • Provides clear, comfortable vision while resisting glare, smudges, scratches, water, and dust



Kodak Total Blue Lenses processed by IcareLabs

 

  • Filters up to 80% of blue light
  • 100% UV protection
  • Provides protection from glare and reflections with a built-in premium no-glare coating
  • Options of clear (indoors) and polarized (outdoors)
  • Available in single vision, Kodak, Heritage, and Legacy progressives
  • Trusted and recognized Kodak brand name

 

Shamir Blue Zero lenses processed in-house by IcareLabs

 

  • Clear lens ensures comfortable vision in all light conditions
  • Absorbs just the right percentage of blue light without interfering with comfortable vision
  • Perfect choice for adults and children
  • Available in single vision and Shamir PALs



Blutech lenses available at IcareLabs

 

  • Available in indoor (1.56 and poly) and outdoor polycarbonate
  • 100% UV protection
  • Indoor 1.56 Classic in SV, FT28, and select digital PAL offerings (Heritage, Legacy, and Shamir)
  • Allows 86% light transmittance and 76% blue light (400-460nm) blockage
  • Indoor Poly Ultra in single vision
  • Allows 91% light transmittance and 74% Blue Light (400-460nm blockage)
  • Outdoor Polarized Gray Poly (85% tint) 92% blue light protection (400-500 nm)
  • Outdoor in SV and digital PAL offerings

 


As you can see, IcareLabs has just about all of your blue light needs covered. For more information on all of the blue light products listed above, visit our Blue Light Resources page at our new Resource Center. There you'll find sales aids, brochures, and much more all at your fingertips.

If you'd like to see our full price list including all of our blue light products then click the link below and one of our friendly new business representatives will be in touch to make sure you've got all your questions answered. See the Icare difference today!

 

Check out our blue light protection pricing today!

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