Filter Optix Blue Light Blocking Glasses Review
We tried out Filter Optix's premium quality blue light blocking glasses. Here's what we found out
Filter Optix produce premium quality blue light blocking glasses to help combat the potentially harmful effects of artificial blue light.
Where to buy (click for a 10% discount): www.filteroptix.com
With the constant expansion of technology, we’re exposed to much more artificial light today than we were even just 10 years ago. And we all seem to be spending more and more time on our devices.
There is some evidence to suggest that too much artificial blue light at the wrong time of day can have negative health consequences, and blue light blocking glasses have been created to help combat these potential effects.
In this article, we’re going to take a detailed look at Filter Optix’s Red and Yellow blue light blocking glasses. We’re going to focus on the main facts to know about them and also reveal how we got on while using them.
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So, with the introductions out of the way, let’s begin taking a closer look at Filter Optix’s story and products.
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Filter Optix – The Basics
Filter Optix was founded by two friends, Robin and Hendrik, in Norway back in 2020. The pair started the company after having become aware of the potential negative health consequences of modern artificial light, especially at night time.
Having met while at university and both sharing a keen passion for health and fitness, the two founders wanted to provide a solution for reducing the effects that the modern world can have on our circadian rhythms (body clocks).
Filter Optix manufacture four different types of blue light blocking glasses, ranging from their relatively clear ‘Computer Glasses’ to their ‘Red Glasses’ which are designed to be worn at night before bed to help optimise sleep.
You can buy their glasses direct from the official website with fast shipping to any country in the world with duties and taxes included in the price. There are options for non-prescription, prescription and readers (the latter two incur a small additional cost).
After having tried out a couple of pairs of Filter Optix glasses, we were highly impressed by both the quality of the lenses and the frames, especially in comparison to some of the other blue light blocking glasses brands we’ve reviewed recently.
So, now that we’ve covered some of the basic things to know about Filter Optix as a brand, it’s time to take a look at the glasses themselves.
The Styles and Frames
At the time of writing, all four different lenses were available in a range of six different frame styles. These include the transparent ‘Acero’ and ‘Cedar’ frames that we tried out. The frames are also available in a range of different colours, so you’re sure to be able to find a style that suits you.
The first thing we noticed when unpacking the glasses for the first time was the obvious high quality of the product. We found the frames of some of the blue blocker brands we’ve reviewed lately not to be of the highest quality when it comes to sturdiness and overall feel, so we were very pleasantly surprised by the premium feel that we got from the Filter Optix’s glasses. The glasses come with a high-quality solid carrying case and a lens cloth for keeping the glasses safe and clean.
As mentioned above, Filter Optix have a really cool range of different styles of frames to suit all tastes, so be sure to have a browse of the official website to see if there’s one that takes your fancy.
The Lenses and the Effect
As mentioned above, we tried out one pair of ‘Acero’ frames with Red lenses and one pair of ‘Cedar’ frames with Yellow lenses. We were particularly keen to test out the Red lenses, which are designed to offer maximum blue light blocking effectiveness at night time.
If you’ve never used blue light blocking glasses before, then the Red lenses may seem a little bit on the extreme side, as they have been designed to block 100 per cent of blue light, as well as all green light up to 550 nanometers.
We found them to be perfect for use before bed while watching TV or working late looking at a computer screen. The dark red hue creates a really calming vibe which definitely helped us to wind down before bed.
We also tested out the Yellow lenses while working indoors at a computer during the daytime. The Yellow lenses are designed to block 100 per cent of blue light up to 470 nanometers, resulting in a fairly significant yellow hue.
Again, the effect was pretty calming and we certainly noticed a benefit – but it’s worth bearing in mind that these lenses do cause some notable colour distortion. If this is an issue, it may be worth exploring Filter Optix’s Clear lenses as an alternative (according to the official website, these block 100 per cent of blue-violet light (HEV) and UV light up to 410 nanometers and 35 per cent of all blue light from of 400 to 495 nanometers).
It’s also worth noting that all of Filter Optix’s glasses come with an advanced multilayer coating. According to the Filter Optix website, this coating makes the glasses easy to clean while having scratch-resistant and anti-reflection properties, as well as repelling water and dirt particles.
What Are Customers Saying?
With Filter Optix being a relatively new company, there’s not a great deal of customer feedback available to check online at the moment. However, the brand has recently been endorsed by the UK’s leading biohacker Tim Gray, (@timbiohacker on social media).
We’ll come back and update this part of the article once there are more Filter Optix reviews available to read online.
Overall, we’ve got to say that we were really impressed by Filter Optix’s glasses.
The only slight drawback that may be an issue for some people is the premium price tag, meaning that they may not fit into everyone’s budget. There are certainly cheaper options out there in terms of price.
These glasses are not cheap – but it really does feel like you’re paying for quality. So, if you don’t mind paying a little bit extra for a high-quality product, we feel that they’re a really great option.
Anything Else To Consider?
Blue light glasses can be a really useful tool when it comes to helping to optimise your circadian rhythm and overall health and wellbeing. However, they are not medical devices and it’s best not to regard them as a ‘miracle’ product that will work wonders.
That said, adding blue blockers to your daily routine really can make a notable difference as you look to optimise your sleep and overall wellbeing.
Wrapping Things Up – Our Final Thoughts
So, that brings us to the end of our Filter Optix review. Overall, we must say that we were highly impressed by their blue blocking glasses.
We really enjoyed wearing them and the high quality of both the lenses and the frames was notable during our testing. If you’re looking for a premium-quality pair of blue light blocking glasses you can rely on, we think that Filter Optix are a really great option.
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