There are quite a few blue light filters for iPads on the market but which one do you choose when you're ready to buy? Do you choose PET or tempered glass?
At SleepXP we know from experience what makes a product superior:
After testing dozens of products we believe RetinaGuard meets all those qualities and can prove it.
In fact, the author of this article has preferred RetinaGuard blue light filters over all other brands, as seen by their recent Amazon purchase history:
RetinaGuard started in 2013. It has consistently focused on quality blue light filters for mobile devices, monitors, and computers. Whether you have an iPad, iPhone, iMac, or Macbook, they have you covered.
Contrary to other brands, RetinaGuard's blue light filters & screen protectors aren't a small segment of a larger product line but rather their entire focus. Industry certifications like SGS & Intertek show that RetinaGuard is serious about blocking blue light and they have the scientific results to back up their products.
Next let's dive into the installation, pictured below.
The iPad Pro is Apple's premium iPad product and as such it deserves a premium blue light filter.
If you're not careful your iPad Pro 10.5" also comes with premium repair costs - a cracked screen alone costs $449 to repair.
With all the blue light filter choices out there, how do you pick a brand that works?
Don't settle for a cheap plastic screen protector. Protect both your iPad and your eyes with a tempered glass blue light filter from RetinaGuard.
RetinaGuard is certified by both SGS &Intertek to block 90% of blue light in the 380nm to 420nm range.
The package itself came packed in bubble wrap with a cardboard insert.
The outside of the package proudly displays everything you need to know - 9H rated coating, 0.4mm thin, 90% blue light blockage between 380nm-420nm.
Included in the package are:
A blue light screen protector is easy to install but don't rush through it. Considering you'll most likely own your iPad for a couple years, take your time with the installation.
If you weren't already reading this page, the included instructions inside the package are in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
First, before getting started, be sure to wash and dry your hands to remove excess oils.
Second, use the provided alcohol prep pad to clean any crud off the device. Wipe it dry with the microfiber cloth provided.
Anything on the surface of your iPad will get trapped under the screen protector, so it's important to remove any speck of dust you see on the screen'svsurface.
Now for the most important part.
Peel the bottom layer of the screen protector, careful not to touch the sticky part. Then, slowly line up the filter on top of the iPad and stick it down.
Try not to unstick the filter once it's placed.
Editor's Note: You'll need both hands to align the filter perfectly.
Sometimes little bubbles appear after installation. No worries, that's normal.
Use the same wiping cloth to smooth out the the protective cover.
As you see in the picture, the lighter colored oval in the middle is a giant air bubble. It was mostly gone within 5 minutes of wiping the screen.
You're finished! Time to sleep better and reduce eye strain.
Your screen protector should last you the lifetime of your iPad. If you happen to drop your iPad, the screen protector is designed to absorb the impact first and will shatter, saving the screen underneath.
Now that the blue light screen protector is installed, how does it perform? It's rated for 9H on the Pencil Hardness Test (not the Mohs scale) meaning it'll protect your screen from any future scratches.
Additionally, it protects your device from water damage as water droplets just roll off the screen.
RetinaGuard has perfected this technology years ago, as seen from this video from 2014.
Here's an update scratch and hardness test from 2016.
There are many blue light filter screen protectors for Apple products on the market, but which company makes the best overall product? At SleepXP we know from experience what makes a product superior:
RetinaGuard meets all those qualities and has the experience to prove it. In fact, the author of this article has preferred RetinaGuard blue light filters over all other brands, as seen by recent Amazon purchase history:
RetinaGuard has been around since 2013 and has focused on making blue light filters for mobile devices, monitors, and computers. If you have an iPhone, iPad, iMac, or Macbook, they have you covered.
Unlike other brands, RetinaGuard's blue light filters aren't a small segment of a larger product line but their entire focus. Industry certifications like SGS & Intertek show they are serious about blocking blue light and they have the scientific results to back it up.
Let's dive into the installation below.
The iPhone X is Apple's first premium mobile product and it deserves a premium blue light filter. If you're not careful with your device the iPhone X/XR/XS also comes with premium repair costs - a cracked screen alone costs $279 to repair.
Protect both your phone and your eyes with a tempered glass blue light filter from RetinaGuard.
The package itself is vibrant and almost silky to the touch. It proudly displays everything you need to know - 9H rated coating, 0.4mm thin, 90% blue light blockage.
Included in the package are:
A blue light screen protector is easy to install but don't rush through it. Considering you'll be looking at your mobile phone frequently, take your time with the installation.
Before you get started find a flat surface and clear out some space. A dining room, desk, or coffee table will do just fine.
First, before getting started, be sure to wash and dry your hands to remove excess oils.
Second, use the provided alcohol prep pad to clean any crud off the device and wipe it dry with the microfiber cloth.
Anything on the surface of your phone will get trapped under the screen protector, so it's important to remove any speck of dust you see on the screen's surface.
Between the microfiber cloth and the dust free sticker, you'll have a spotless surface before placing the filter on the device.
Now for the most important part.
Peel the bottom layer of the screen protector, careful not to touch the sticky part. Then, slowly line up the filter on top of the phone and stick it onto the phone.
Personally, I like to peel back the protective plastic about half way, line up the filter at the top and press down, then remove the remainder of the plastic.
Try not to remove the filter once it's placed.
Sometimes little bubbles appear after installing the screen protector - that's normal.
Use the same wiping cloth to smooth out the top of the phone. It may take an additional 24-48 hours for the filter to fully settle onto the screen.
If preferred you can release the air bubbles by pushing them to the sides of the phone.
You're finished! Your phone, eyes, and future sleep all thank you for installing a blue light filter on your mobile device.
Your screen protector should last you the lifetime of your phone. If you happen to drop your phone, the screen protector is designed to absorb the impact first and will shatter, saving the screen underneath.
Overall the colors of the display aren't distorted and I can't actually tell I'm using a physical blue light filter.
One thing I noticed about the RetinaGuard blue light filters is they tend to "glow" a blue/purple hue when under natural sunlight. This wasn't noticed under artificial lighting. You'll often see blue light filters and lens give off the same hue when reflecting light and it's completely normal.
Now that the blue light screen protector is installed, how does it perform? It's rated for 9H on the Pencil Hardness Test (not the Mohs scale) meaning it'll protect your screen from any scratches.
Throw your phone in your pocket with some keys? No problem.
Additionally, it protects your device from water damage as water droplets just roll off the screen.
Here's an update scratch and hardness test from 2016.
How many of us spend hours in front of our computer monitors? During the day at work or playing games at night, our eyes are tired of screen time.
At night this can cause a couple issues - eye strain, dry eyes, migraines, and sleep disruption, due to the barrage of blue light. This can affect your work performance or ultimately if you win or lose an online game. This is where a low blue light monitor can become an advantage to your health and your gaming.
There are some simple ways to reduce blue light, such as blue light filters which are placed in front of your monitor. They're effective but the best solution is to purchase monitors with low blue light features built-in.
The main benefit of new monitors is that they offer enhanced visuals which older monitors using filters and screens may not. Additionally, monitors with better refresh rates and flicker-free models will decrease eye strain.
Our reviews will give you all the pros and cons of each of the monitors we have tried so that you can make an informed choice. Plus, we will reveal which models we believe to be the best low blue light monitor for the office, at home, and for gaming.
Two members of our staff have looked over a dozen monitors with low blue light features.
Choose from our favorite 9 models from BenQ, HP, Viewsonic, Dell, ASUS, and Acer.
If you ask yourself the question, "What do I want in a gaming monitor," there are bound to be obvious answers like fast response times, multiple connectivity ports, and great color contrast. One of your primary requirements must be that it doesn't harm your eyes.
The BenQ GW2780HL gaming monitor does indeed have all the features for great visuals during play, with the added benefit of the BenQ low blue light setting which offers adjustable blue light levels. BenQ's low blue light technology offers players 4 different user modes which allow longer playing and viewing times without your eyes being strained. In effect, they filter the damaging blue light in the frequency range of 420 - 455 nanometers but permit non-harmful blue light in frequencies of 455 - 480 nanometers.
This gaming monitor blue light filter system is not only for use when playing your favorite games, but is also beneficial when using the monitor for your PC, or when being used as a normal screen for watching streaming services such as Netflix.
Blue light reduction can help reduce eye strain however screen flicker can cause eye strain, and it often occurs without you realizing it's happening until your eyes get sore. Thankfully, the BenQ monitor's stable feedback technology diminishes this harmful flickering effect, and in doing so reduces eye strain.
Although BenQ technology will eliminate blue light from the computer screen, it does not mean that the images you see are poor in terms of color, clarity, or sharpness. The contrast of this monitor is 300:1. This means any image on screen will be highly defined, even in parts which are dark. It will also have exceptional clarity, which allows you to see every object in great detail, and if all that wasn't enough, the colors will have outstanding depth.
To get the colors to be as vivid and as varied as they are, this BenQ monitor has an 8-bit display capability which means it can display no fewer than 16.7 million different shades of color. This capability will colorfully bring to life any game you play, and it will have all the colors that the game designers intended them to have.
When playing games, it is not always going to be the case that you are sitting directly in front of the monitor. Multi-player games, or games where you are physically moving the controller a lot, necessitate your viewing from different angles. With many monitors, this reduces the clarity of the image. The BenQ monitor does not suffer from this problem due to 178 by 178 viewing angles, which give extremely sharp images from the widest of angles, including above and below the monitor.
HP has a great reputation for manufacturing quality computers, laptops, and peripheries such as printers and monitors. The N270h 27" Full HD Gaming Monitor offers full HD viewing and an anti-glare screen surface.
Two questions for you all. First, how good an image does this monitor produce. Second, how does it combat blue light in terms of reducing its harmful effect on users' eyes?
Let's deal with the first part of our question and put this monitor through its paces in terms of how it performs. The immediate appeal of this monitor is its styling, with an uncluttered surround and stand. The black, matte finish on the screen completes the ensemble, and for those that like more simplistic styling, you'll definitely love this.
In terms of eye-strain, the main issue we are looking at here is blue light, and you will be delighted to know that this HP monitor addresses this well, with an integrated blue light reduction system. Blue light can be switched on or off using the appropriate menu option, and the 'off' option is likely to be the best monitor setting for your eyes if blue light causes you discomfort or eye strain.
Gaming images are all about color, and this monitor more than provides for a colorful experience while you are playing. It can produce no fewer than 16.7 million different color shades, and it does so using the latest frame rate control technology. Add to this a superb color contrast ratio of no less than 5,000,000 to 1 (yes, 5 million!) and you can be assured that every image on your screen, whether you are gaming or simply surfing the internet, is going to look its stunning best.
The visual highlights don't end there, as this monitor can be seen in HD from angles up to 178 degrees. This allows you to see images on the screen with superb clarity, even if you move off-center when the game involves plenty of controller action.
Other great features of this monitor include a very easy on-screen menu system, which you can use to set it up and then adjust its settings if you need to when using it. There's also HP's bespoke 'Display Assistant' software which you can use for adjustments, security, and calibration.
Viewsonic has a reputation as one of the world's top manufacturers of display equipment including projectors, interactive displays and monitors. They are particularly adept at producing top quality and high specification monitors, so our expectations were high when we started to look at the ViewSonic VA2759-SMH Monitor.
So how did this Viewsonic measure up, not in terms of its size, but in its ability to prevent blue light from being an issue for its users?
Viewsonic has developed their own solution to the problem in the form of a blue light filter. This technology can be adjusted by the user so that the level of blue light matches the viewing scenarios. This means it is optimized to keep blue light levels safe, while at the same time allowing for the very best color quality on-screen. An example of this would be when looking at photographs where levels of blue light often need to be a bit higher.
Another aid to good eye health when playing games on this Viewsonic monitor is its bespoke 'Flicker-Free' technology. This enables the monitor to operate at a faster refresh rate than standard monitors. Most standard monitors refresh at only 60 Hz but the ViewSonic VA2759-SMH refreshes at 75Hz. If you play against opponents online, this can mean the difference between your healthy eyes letting you play on to win, while your opponent's eye strain has them quitting.
Visuals are customizable with this monitor as you can set-up three 'Gamer' preferences so that the monitor is optimized for individual games which you play. There are also four pre-programmed modes which are operated using hot-keys. When selected, they each activate a pre-calibrated setting which adjusts various aspects of the image, such as colors, depending on the game mode chosen.
Having looked at some of the technology used within this monitor, let's take a quick look at one of the more practical matters: connections. Connections include VGA and HDMI, so you can connect from virtually any console or PC, plus there are audio connections too.
There is no doubt that ASUS is one of the biggest and most successful technology companies in the world. Their product range includes laptops, smartphones, tablets, servers, PCs, and monitors. The specific model we are looking at is their MG28UQ UHD 28-Inch FreeSync Gaming Monitor which comes with an impressive list of technologies and features.
First, let's look at how this impressive monitor deals with the issues of eye strain caused by blue light. It is part of a range of monitors under the branding Asus Eye Care. You might be asking "What is Asus eye care?" and right away we'll tell you they are not moonlighting as opticians. However, the technologies they include in this monitor and others in order to combat eye strain caused by blue light will certainly impress your optician.
The first element of this is ASUS Flicker-Free technology which, as the name suggests, reduces flicker and in turn, eye strain and headaches. The screen is designed with a surface which reduces glare which can also cause eye strain and fatigue.
Regarding blue light, Asus has undertaken a great deal of research, and rather than having a simple on/off solution they have implemented a menu which allows you to select different blue light filter levels. These levels are adjusted depending on the reason you are using the screen. The gaming level is different from the level you set for reading documents, for example. When you are looking at your Asus monitor, the blue light setting you've chosen will adjust according to the activity.
If you play fast moving games, this monitor will suit your needs. The Asus MG28UQ has a response rate of 1 millisecond, which is 400 times quicker than the blink of an eye. The result is seamless game action and great visuals.
Another awesome feature to make your game time more fun is the hotkey technology which Asus has included for this monitor. Using this feature, you can improve your shooting skills thanks to four different crosshairs. Plus you can time yourself to make sure you are the fastest draw, too.
The last thing to mention is the great connectivity this monitor has, enabling you to connect to other devices using any one of four different connection types. It has two USB 3.0 ports, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, and both 1.2 and 2.0 versions of HDMI. So, no matter what gaming console, keyboard, or controllers you use for gaming, they can all be accommodated.
The standout feature of MSI's powerful new Optix AG32CQ model is its refresh rate. If it's a seamless gaming experience that you're after, it's hard to beat the AG32CQ's refresh rate of 144Hz, which is almost a third better than the current market standard.
Another feature that makes the AG32CQ stand apart from the rest is its latency of a single millisecond. The monitor is also fully compatible with AMD's FreeSync option, which guarantees some of the smoothest gameplay currently available. The bad news is that, if you do happen to screw up at some point during the game, it will just be that much harder to blame it on your machine.
This is a 32-inch monitor that comes in a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is not an HDR display, with a brightness level of 250 nits, but it does come with a stunning 3000:1 contrast ratio and a viewing angle of a full 178 degrees.
One of the best things about this monitor, however, is how easy it is on your eyes. The AG32CQ is automatically optimized to reduce eye fatigue by limiting the blue light spectrum it shines into your irises.
Not only does MSI's Less Blue Light technology eliminate more of the ultraviolet-adjacent spectrum than most blue light filters currently on the market, but this display also comes with flicker-free backlight technology that extends beyond the ultraviolet area, covering the entire light spectrum. Where many gaming monitors limit their flicker-free backlight to only the blue light spectrum, MSI's Optix AG32CQ backlight reduces flickering across all colors in the spectrum. This powerful combination can have a noticeable effect on both your gaming hours and your sleeping hours, reducing eye strain during the day and improving sleep quality at night.
The Optix AG32CQ has an extra narrow bezel design that allows for a deeper immersion in the gaming experience than most gaming monitors. It can also make multi-monitor setups more seamless and easier to navigate.
The curvature rate is a comfortable 1800R, which keeps the game right in your face while limiting graphics distortion. The AG32CQ also comes with an estimated 20% more gamut coverage than the market average for gaming monitors. This helps accentuate the monitors colors, ensuring the highest degree of accuracy in image reproduction and detail.
If you are searching for a new gaming monitor with low blue light, you might want to check out the ASUS VG248QE. The monitor is completely compact, but still provides a decent sized screen that pro gamers will love.
Regardless of how much cash you spend on your PC, without a good quality monitor, your PC gaming will fall short. To get the most out of your PC, a monitor such as the ASUS VG248QE is essential. Even though it was released back in 2013, the VG248QE is still considered one of the best gaming monitors for gamers.
It also includes some impressive specifications such as a refresh rate of 144Hz. If you're currently using a 60Hz unit, you will immediately see the difference with the 144Hz.
Asus have created a monitor that has every adjustment a gamer might need. It goes right and left, up and down, backward and forward, and it can even be flipped into a portrait mode. So whatever position you need it in, this monitor can be customized into any position imaginable.
As seen with most gaming monitors, this Asus model features various ports. At the back, you will see three video inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI. Next to these is a headphone jack and an audio input.
Possibly the best feature of the VG248QE is its one millisecond pixel response which means it provides no smearing, ghosting or lagging, even with fast-paced games. Besides providing a flawless display with games, it also works perfectly for movies.
As you will notice with most monitors, the speakers are not the best. The ASUS VG248QE only provides two watts per speaker so it sounds like it is lacking bass or comes across as tinny. It is also tricky to differentiate between various sounds as these speakers output all sounds with the same pitch. The best option is to buy a high quality pair of gaming speakers immediately, especially if you are going to primarily use it for gaming and to watch movies.
The Alienware AW3418DW is a curved monitor that proves that peak performance can also be pretty. With 34 inches of sleek, curved display area at 3440 x 1440, also known as UWQHD.
One of the features that stands out most about the AW3418DW is the peripheral LED lighting. Like a spaceship exploring the deep recesses of the universe, this monitor was built to glow. The down-facing LED strips on the underside of the screen compliment the rear-facing strips in the back, all of which can be customized to display any color you like in a number of soothing, rhythmic patterns.
Of course, aesthetics aside, the problem with any added LED lighting is the question of added eye strain. Alienware has come up with the perfect answer to this question in the form of its ComfortView preset mode. Designed for late-night gaming addicts, the ComfortView mode lowers the amount of blue light emitted by the screen.
Not only can this preset can be used at night in a dark room as a way to let your brain know that it's almost time for bed, but many experts recommend that you leave the blue light filter on all day long. Limiting the blue light emitted by your monitor has been shown to dramatically reduce eye strain.
The AW3418DW is a bold monitor with an eye-catching base that looks like a time machine. It has colors that pop and performance that can handle the most complex combos with zero lag time. The ultrawide screen area and matching resolution bring every detail to life, and the 178-degree wraparound field of view will help make sure that your opponents have a tough time sneaking up on you from any direction.
Latency from this monitor has been clocked at only about 12.9 milliseconds, which is slightly better than the market average. The refresh rate is a standard 100Hz, which can be overclocked up to 120Hz.
Asus' flagship model, the 34-inch PG348Q, is a luxurious gaming monitor with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, a refresh rate of 100Hz, 13 milliseconds of latency, and full support for G-sync technology. The display has a subtle curvature of 3800R, which minimizes graphics distortion while almost completely filling your peripheral vision. If you're looking for a monster monitor, it doesn't get much better than this.
This display comes with an LG-made AH-IPS panel that reduces glare quite noticeably. Although the PG348Q does not feature a flicker-free backlight, it does include ULMB technology, which places the monitors pulse width completely under your control. This feature allows you to strike the perfect balance between brightness and motion resolution, depending on your needs.
Although the PG348Q curvature may be subtle, there's nothing subtle about the monitor's design. This display comes with chassis that looks like it leaped right off the pages of a sci-fi novel. Apart from the straight lines that frame the screen itself, every single surface features some kind of curve, including the base, the stem, and the back of the monitor itself.
The PG348Q comes with an anti-glare layer that is hard to the touch and will not distort the image even if you press on the screen. This flush-mounted layer also helps provide crystal clear clarity and reduces grain to almost non-existent levels.
There are four different Low Blue Light settings that you can adjust depending on the time of day and the activity you are going to perform. If you wish to eliminate the blue light spectrum completely to reduce eye fatigue or help you wind down before going to sleep, you have the option to turn it all the way off. If you only need to reduce it a little for daytime use, web browsing, or reading, the PG348Q's other Low Blue Light settings also allow you to warm the color temperature only slightly or reduce brightness or contrast.
The ROG Swift PG348Q has advanced flicker-free technology that provides both smoother gaming experience and fewer instances of eye strain even if you are caught up in a long gaming marathon. The heatsink featured in this model is also worth mentioning. Heatsinks are conductive devices made out of metal and used to absorb the heat generated by a nearby source, such as a CPU or the circuit board in a monitor, and expel it. Asus' customized heatsink is double the size found in most other monitors and comes with a Smart Air Vent design that generates greater airflow within the monitor. This machine was genuinely built for gaming marathons.
Acer's standout curved gaming monitor, the beautiful Predator X34, comes with all the standard features that you've come to expect from a premium display as well as a few extras that will make you sit up and take notice. With 34 inches of display area, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and only 10.3 millisecond of latency, the X34 comes with a gentle 3800mm radius that keeps every inch of the monitor as close to your eyes as possible without causing any visible distortion.
What separates the Predator X34 from many of the other models on the market is the increased image fidelity providing by its in-plane switching (IPS) technology. The X34's IPS panel provides you with the wider viewing angles demanded by its extra wide viewing area and also helps ensure that the monitors color reproduction is as accurate as technologically possible.
If you're wondering about the X34's compatibility with your sleep cycle, you can rest easy. The monitor has a built-in Low Blue Light picture setting that removes only the most tiring blue light frequencies and adjusts the rest slightly to provide the most accurate color representation possible while reducing eye fatigue considerably.
Acer's X34 has a few other eye-saving settings including four Gamma presets and color temperature settings that can be cooled, warmed, or customized from the ground up, depending on your mood.
This luxury display also comes with a flicker-free LED backlight, which does wonders for reducing eye strain over long periods of use. Its frame-rate conversion technology provides you with a 10-bit color experience, and the monitor boasts an amazing four millisecond response time and an 100 Hz refresh rate that is fully capable of overclocking. The X34 also goes a step further toward accurate image reproduction with its G-sync adaptive refresh technology, placing this monitor among the few luxury displays on the market that put equal emphasis on top-notch graphics and eye safety during prolonged use.
When searching for the best monitor for your eyes there are a lot of considerations to take. For starters it should have a low blue light option, whether it's a toggle or a value you can set from 1-100, like brightness. This can be controlled by hardware buttons or special software.
There are 5 major features you should understand - Refresh Rate, Panel Type, Response Time, Resolution, and Adaptive Sync. Additionally, there are other specifications to pay attention to, such as the Stand or Contrast Ratio. Let's dive in.
Some manufactures more actively advertise their low blue light features than others. For example, here are some companies and their respective low blue light tech:
Includes 5 level blue light adjustment, flicker-free panel, and anti-glare coating.
Application to adjust blue light settings. Can also be done directly on the monitor.
Similar to ASUS. Mutli-level blue light adjustment, flicker-free panel, and anti-glare coating.
Anti-Flicker, Less Blue Light, and ScenaMax features.
Set blue light level from 1-100. RGB leveling maintains the correct color balance.
This is one of the most important specs. What is refresh rate? It's how many times the screen refreshes per second to display a new picture. This is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the better e.g. 144Hz is better than 60Hz.
Most consumer monitors run at or around 60Hz. If you're going to buy a 60Hz monitor make sure it has flicker-free technology, otherwise eye strain will be a problem for you. BenQ has an excellent flicker-free video example here.
Gamers should buy a monitor with at least 120Hz though newer monitors are available at 144Hz and beyond.
There are 3 major types of panels - TN, IPS, and VA. Below are descriptions of each panel but note they are generalizations. As of 2018 OLED gaming monitors aren't in the mainstream yet but will be considered the best overall pick once they're released.
Low response times
High refresh rates
Great black levels
Great color contrast
Lower response times
Poor viewing angles
Limited to 6-bit color
Poor viewing angles
Latency for gaming is an important issue and finding a low latency monitor is not only important for your eyes but crucial for certain types of games. Issues such as Ghosting and Motion Blur will occur with fast action on monitors with high response times - like taking a picture of a moving object with a poor camera.
Generally you'll want to find a monitor with the lowest response time. This is quantified by two stats - GTG (grey-to-grey) and BTB (black-to-black) - which measure the time it takes for a pixel to go from one state to another. This is measured in milliseconds (ms). Lowest is best and you should avoid anything over 5ms.
Editors note: Response time is different from Input lag, which is notable for high performing gamers. Input lag is the delay between a user-action (keyboard, mouse) and when the result of that user-action is shown on the screen. A high refresh-rate monitor (144Hz) will have less input lag than a 60Hz model. Using a wireless mouse & keyboard and upscaling features will add further input lag.
There are four main resolutions you'll find when looking to buy a low blue light gaming monitor - 1080p , 1440p, 4k. and Ultra-Wide QHD.
This spec is measured by pixels (px). Higher resolutions mean that there more pixels per inch (PPI) resulting in a better image. This can become very noticeable with larger monitors the closer you get.
Which size gaming monitor should you get? It depends on your computing space and budget. For anything larger than 27" I would recommend a 1440p or 4k monitor; under 27" get the best you can based on your budget and overall monitor featured. Don't necessarily sacrifice for a larger monitor if it has poorer refresh rates and response times.
There are two very similar adaptive sync technologies - originally from NVIDIA and then released by AMD. Adaptive Sync matches the monitor refresh rate to how much the GPU can process in real time, eliminating "tearing" and making the image smoother. Similar to the VSync option you see in games but without the input lag.
Before purchasing a monitor with either technology make sure your video card supports it.
Besides the 5 major specs noted above, there are other things to consider when purchasing a monitor:
1) Screen Size
2) Viewing Angle
4) Format (Widescreen 16:9, Ultra-wide, curved)
5) Bit Color Depth
6) Monitor Finish
7) Contrast Ratio
In truth, we were impressed with all the monitors we reviewed, particularly with respect to how they all had technology and features in place to deal with the issue of blue light, and in many cases flickering too. To pick a winner out of all them was tough, and in the end, we chose a couple which offered the best gaming experience in terms of graphics, combined with how well they addressed blue light.
Our top choice for all-around pick is the ASUS MG28UQ 28" FreeSync Gaming Monitor which provides stunning imagery thanks to its 4K UHD display and fast refresh rate of just 1 ms. It provides these great graphics while at the same time having the most comprehensive system for users to adjust the display settings to their personal preferences in terms of blue light filter levels.
The performance pick is easily the ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 34" Curved Gaming Monitor. As a flagship model it doesn't cut any corners and it provided one the best gaming sessions I've experienced.
Asus has clearly taken the issue of blue light and eye strain seriously and wanted to create products that provide a safe but enjoyable experience for their customers.
We could accomplish so much if we just cut out sleep from our daily schedule. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? But that's essentially what folks are doing by using their electronic devices at night. Today we'll discuss not letting blue light affect your sleep.
Why do we need to sleep, anyways? As the saying goes, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." Not exactly a wise idea.
Sleep is a critical time when our bodies replenish and repair the wear and tear from our daily activities. This happens at a cellular level. Little bots who live in our organs get to work with little brooms, sweeping off our cells and put our building blocks back into place.
But what if you're doing things that cause your body to not fall asleep? How does blue light affect your sleep, and what changes can you make to level up your sleep game?
Almost every one of us depends on the convenience that our gadgets offer. It's not entirely a bad thing, since smartphones, tablets, and computers definitely add to our quality of life. Our productivity goes up, making a lot of lives and tasks much easier.
However, is too much of a good thing a bad thing? To put it plainly, yes. In this case, too much of a good thing can have severe effects on those who unwittingly use this new technology without the proper habits or protection.
Light, before anything else, is a stimulus.
Natural light from the sun is very balanced in terms of composure. This means that it has just the right amount of blue light that the body can handle safely, since the human body has had hundreds of thousands of years to adapt to it.
Artificial light, on the other hand, refers to any sort of lighting that is man-made. The light given off by electronics tends to give off more blue light. The body reacts to this blue light similarly whether it comes from the sun or a cell phone.
Ultimately, blue light coming off our electronic devices can affect our body's balance and disrupt our circadian rhythm.
How does our body know when it is time sleep? It depends on our circadian rhythm, which is our body's natural clock. It's how our bodies know how to wake up in the morning, when to eat, when to think about big problems, and when to sleep.
Our clocks are re-synced by the rising of the sun. Body clocks average 24-hour-cycles but can range from 22-26 hours. There are rhythms and oscillations that take place over the day.
The circadian rhythm is influenced by light sensitive retinal proteins that trigger signals to the suprachiasmatic nucleus, or SCN for short. The SCN is a group of cells that lives in the hypothalamus, just above your mouths hard pallet. It receives info from the retina, influenced by light, to promote sleep or wakefulness.
Based on the signals it receives, the SCN then sends a message to the pineal gland to release melatonin. What is melatonin? Melatonin, also called the sleep hormone, is mostly produced during nighttime. It's responsible for making us feel drowsy and also reducing our body's temperature at night.
While our bodies are constantly influenced by neurochemical changes of our chemical soup, our eyes are extremely sensitive to light, and respond by increasing melatonin when there is less light to activate the SCN. This works in the reverse - when our eyes detect light, mainly in the morning, our body slows down the release of melatonin so we can wake up, bright eyed and bushy tailed, as we drag ourselves to the coffee maker.
If artificial blue light slows down the body's natural production of melatonin at night, do you see how that can affect your sleep quality and getting to sleep quickly?
According to research, excessive light can disrupt our normal sleep cycle. Many studies report blue light disrupts sleep. There is a plethora of science to back up these claims.
There's no denying that proper sleep is one of the many keys to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. If one doesn't have the ability to cut back on using electronic devices during resting hours, then it's necessary to take additional precautionary measures.
Making a small investment and purchasing a blue light filter can yield incredible results. As of 2018, there's no better way to counter the negative effects of blue light exposure than blue light filters.
Blue light filter glasses are a fantastic choice for a number of reasons. They are highly portable, relatively cheap, and have incredibly positive results on ones health. Depending on the model you could even make fashion statement.
Blue light filter panels are also an excellent alternative. Putting one on the TV can be the difference between a cozy nap on the couch while watching Doctor Who reruns and visiting the doctor for prescription glasses. So please, take these small, efficient steps and improve your quality of life.
If you're a heavy computer user for work or play, your best bet is to get a low blue light monitor that has special blue light reducing features, or a flicker-free screen to decrease eye strain.
Whatever option you choose, take care of your body and limit the amount of blue light you receive. By following this advise you'll sleep better and no doubt Level Up Your Sleep Game.
No matter what device or monitor you use to go online, the issue of blue light from the screen damaging your eyes is a serious one. Let's find the best Blue Light Filter for Apple Macbook Laptops.
There are plenty of blue light filters for iPhone and iPad devices. However, sales of the Apple MacBook have been growing faster than other Apple products. Now there are millions of new users who need blue light protection.
Whether you are new to the MacBook or not, the best way to protect your eyes is to use a screen filter. In this review, we are going to assess the best blue light filter for Apple MacBook laptops and highlight our top choice.
The Privatliv MacBook Air Screen Filter is a great way to ensure that your eyes are protected from the harmful effects of blue light, and it also protects you from prying eyes as well. Obviously, prying eyes aren't a medical issue, but can certainly cause you a huge headache, especially if someone is able to see your personal details on the screen.
The way in which this filter protects you from prying eyes is it limits the angle of vision through which the screen can be seen depending on where the person looking at the screen is located. This means that anyone not sitting directly in front of the screen cannot clearly see what is on it. This starts at around a 30 degree angle on either side at which point anyone trying to glance at your screen will see nothing due to the filter.
Now that we have your privacy protected, let's turn to what is surely more important: your eyes. Staring at laptop screens for long periods can subject your eyes to issues caused by blue light and glare. This Privatliv filter can significantly reduce both in order to protect your eyes and enable you to use your MacBook for longer periods of time.
Fitting your protective screen to your MacBook could not be easier. It has magnetic backing around its edges, therefore all you need to do is remove it from its packaging, and then place onto your screen. One thing to make sure of when you do this is that you have lined it up correctly so that you can see your full screen, and the built-in webcam is not covered.
Keeping the filter clean is very easy, which is helped by the fact that it is resistant to finger marks, which would normally make your laptop screen grubby. If any marks do appear, then the handy microfiber cleaning cloth which is supplied with the filter can be used to clean it and remove those marks.
When it comes to blue light filters for laptops and the Apple MacBook, there are few which are any thinner than this one from Kaempfer. However, the fact that it is so thin does not mean that it has any less ability to filter out blue light, as you are about to find out.
If you are still wondering "What does blue light do to your eyes?" then you need to know that it can go from simply making your eyes feel tired, to more serious issues such as retina damage. The good news is, these can all be prevented using a quality filter like the one we are looking at here.
It prevents around 70% of the damaging blue light from getting to your eyes. If you think about that for a moment, it means if you were to be sitting in front of your MacBook for just 3 hours per day, over the course of a week the equivalent reduction in time that your eyes are being damaged by blue light is over 14 hours.
This filter doesn't just protect your eyes from blue light, it also reduces the amount of glare that they are subjected to. Glare can cause several eye problems, including cataracts, so anything that reduces that risk must be welcomed.
Now that we have your eyes protected, it is time to look at how the Kaempfer ultra slim magnetic screen protector can do likewise for anything on your screen that is private or confidential.
The Kaempfer screen protector reduces the chances of your information being compromised by creating a field of view that is only 30 degrees wide, so that nobody can peer from the side and see your data clearly. Of course, you still need to be vigilant, but this is a huge help in keeping your personal data private.
Last but not least is the simplicity of fitting it to your Apple MacBook. The filter has a magnetic backing, so it is just a case of lining it up and placing it on.
With respect to protecting our eyes, it is not always necessary to know all the technical aspects of how blue light filters work, but it is more important to know that they protect you effectively. With the Sikkiy MacBook Air Privacy Screen Protector you have that protection in abundance, as it not only filters out standard blue light but also limits the ultraviolet light, which can be just as damaging.
For dealing with blue light and the issues it causes in relation to eye strain and sleep deprivation, this MacBook filter gives an excellent level of protection. It is designed to reduce blue light from the screen by at least 70%. When we consider its effectiveness in relation to ultraviolet light the figure is even greater at a staggering 97%. Just consider the difference in the health of your eyes that these reductions are going to make, especially when you consider that it can also reduce glare.
As well as protecting your eyes from what the screen might do in terms of light emissions, it does so in the opposite direction by protecting your MacBook screen from what you might do. We are talking about finger marks or in the worst cases scratches which might occur. It prevents dust from penetrating the screen, too.
We hear a lot today about protecting one's data and privacy, and the Sikky filter plays its part in protecting yours. It makes things very difficult for anyone trying to peer at your screen from the sides, and certainly makes it almost impossible for them to see clearly what is being displayed.
If you have an Apple MacBook Pro from 2016, 2017, or 2018, and are looking for a screen protector that can protect both your privacy and your eyes, then the Forito MacBook Pro 15" Privacy Screen Protector is a product you must consider. It has excellent filtering technology designed to protect your eyes and does a great job of limiting the field of view from prying eyes.
With regards to protecting your privacy, we are looking at scenarios in which people who sit or stand adjacent to you can see your screen without much effort. 99% of the time there will likely be nothing that could be of any use to them, but why take the risk?
The sensible and easy solution is to use a filter, such as this one from Forito. It reduces the viewing angle at which the screen can be seen from down to 30 degrees on each side, so that anyone outside that angle sees just a black screen. This is obviously not infallible, but it is certainly a lot safer and more secure than not having any privacy whatsoever.
Your eyes are protected by the Forito screen protector, thanks to its filtering technology, which reduces the amount of blue light your eyes are subjected to. Specifically, it reduces UV light by 97% and blue light by 70%, so the dangers of cataracts, myopia, and sleep deprivation are greatly diminished, even if you are prone to spending long periods of time using your MacBook.
What doesn't take a long time is the act of fitting this filter to your laptop screen. It can be done in a couple of minutes, and there are two different methods which the manufacturer's instructions will take you through. Once it has been fitted you can keep it clear and clean using the cleaning cloth which is supplied with the screen protector.
MacBook Pro lovers will be pleased to know that this is another blue light filter which is compatible with 2016, 2017, and 2018 models. The difference with this product is that not only do you get the screen protector, it comes with a very useful and welcome gift too, but more on that later.
Let's first look at how well this screen filter helps protect your eyes from blue light and all the harm that it can cause your eyes. It is constructed with a series of transparent layers the properties of which can filter out the blue light, but at the same time give you a crystal-clear view of your screen. This is a win-win scenario because of the obvious protection for your eyes, but also means less need for you to screw up your eyes trying to see an image on the screen.
All decent screen filters for MacBooks provide a level of privacy, and this product is no different. As is the norm, it provides an angle of 30 degrees beyond which anyone trying to see your onscreen information cannot do so.
This filter is fitted to the MacBook screen using tiny adhesive spots which are placed around the frame of the screen and then stuck to the filter. The benefit of this is that it does not need to be removed every time you close your laptop, plus it helps keep dust from getting behind the screen.
No, we haven't forgotten about the free gift which comes with this screen protector, and we think it is great idea. If you are protecting the screen, you might as well protect the keyboard too, and you can as Homy will give you a free keyboard protector when you buy this product. It fits neatly over the keys of the MacBook Pro and helps keep them clean and free from any dust, grime, or dirt. It is even washable and reusable if it ever gets a bit grimy.
This was one of the more difficult sets of products from which we had to select an outright winner, simply because every one of them offered great features and provided a very similar level of protection, both for privacy and for the user's eyes.
The other thing to bear in mind is that the products we looked at were compatible with either the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air, and none of them would fit both.
So for the MacBook Air, we have gone with the Sikkiy MacBook Air Privacy Screen Protector which provided great filtering levels for blue light and UV light and was also very easy to fit. It is removable, too, which makes it more convenient to use. The fact that it is also 25% cheaper than the alternative, makes it even more desirable.
Amongst the MacBook Pro screen protectors, it was even more difficult to choose as they all had similar prices and features. Ultimately, we went for the Homy International MacBook Pro Screen Protector. It matched the others in terms of privacy and eye protection, and it was also easy to fit.
It had an obvious edge because it comes with an additional protector for your keyboard, meaning you can protect all parts of your MacBook.
"Are cell phones bad for your eyes?" is a common question. With issues like blue light causing eye strain it's an important question, especially with the rise of apps and games meaning we are looking at our devices for longer.
Two of the most popular devices are the iPad and iPhone, and if you use either, you need to know how to reduce blue light on your iPhone/iPad to protect your eyes. The answer is a blue light filter, and in this article, we are going to review the best blue light filters for iPhone and iPad, plus let you know which is our top choice.
There are many blue light filter screen protectors on the market but what company makes the best overall? Find out below.
When considering blue light filters for iPhones, we need to find filters that have a great balance between protecting your eyes and protecting the screen of your iPhone. This Pavoscreen screen protector gets that balance just about perfect, allowing you to use your device safely and without fear of the screen being damaged.
Let's start with the main point of our review: protecting your eyes from blue light. The Pavoscreen screen protector has been tested in a laboratory to see how much blue light it could filter, and the result was it filtered around 65%. This means that not only are your eyes being protected, but due to the reduction in eye strain you can look at your screen for longer periods. Great, if you love watching movies or playing games on your iPhone.
The filter also reduces glare emanating from the screen. This gives further eye protection, plus it makes it easier to see what is on the screen.
We mentioned protecting the screen as well as your eyes, and the Pavoscreen filter certainly does that. The first point is that it covers the whole screen. We often see filters that only cover 90-95% of the screen area, meaning the edges are often unprotected. This protector covers the screen all the way to the edges and even goes right into the curved corners.
Fitting the protector to your iPhone couldn't be easier, as it is self-adhesive and has a silicone coating. This should allow the protector to be fitted exactly in position, and for it to sit perfectly with no issues like air bubbles or creasing.
The screen protector is shatterproof, so if you should drop your iPhone the protector will remain intact, and in doing so, keep the screen intact too. It is also scratch proof, so damage to the screen from keys in your pocket or laying your iPhone face down on an abrasive surface should not occur.
No doubt you have often looked at your screen and struggled to see it clearly, due to a load of fingerprints all over it. This filter has a special oleophobic coating which helps to reduce fingerprint marks and makes it very easy to clean with a simple wipe using a dry cloth.
No review of the best blue light filters for iPad could ignore the Tech Armor Apple iPad Air RetinaShield Screen Protector. It is a robust screen protector which protects both the product screen and the product users' eyes, and it does so for a very low price, too.
One issue which frequently occurs with accessories made for products is that there are often numerous versions of that product with variances in size and configuration. This applies to the iPad, so it is great to see that this blue light filter and protector fits several versions. As well as the iPad Air, it can be used to protect the screen on the iPad Air 2 and the newer iPad 9.7 which was released in 2017.
In terms of screen protection, this Tech Armor filter can prevent the screen of your iPad from scratching. This is often caused by the device being put down, with the screen side meeting an abrasive surface underneath. Another cause of scratching is items inadvertently coming into contact with the screen.
Obviously, the best way to prevent scratching is not letting the screen touch anything that might scratch it, but this is practically impossible to achieve. The solution is a filter or protector such as this which the items touch instead of the screen, thus reducing the chances of it being scratched.
The filter is very easy to install, with a simple peel away layer which allows you to then stick it to your iPad screen. It will be bubble free, and should fit perfectly, as the audio slot and space for access to the front panel key are sited exactly where they need to be.
The reason many people consider blue light filters for their iPad is the harm blue light can cause. It can obviously cause eye strain as mentioned previously, but it can also interfere with our sleep patterns. With the Tech Armor these issues should not arise due to its highly effective blue light filtering properties.
It incorporates Tech Armor's own 'Retinashield' technology which will filter around 50% of all the blue light which is emanating from your iPad screen. In effect, this means reducing the chances of eye strain, eye damage, and sleep pattern disruption by 50% too. The other benefit is that with these reduced levels of blue light, you can use your device for longer periods without eye strain occurring.
A last note about what comes with the Tech Armor blue light filter: apart from the instructions on how to fit it, you also get a handy microfiber cloth to smooth the filter, and dust removal tape to keep your iPad dust-free.
For those of you that use the iPad Mini, this screen protector and blue light filter should interest you greatly. It is the iPad Mini Tempered Glass Screen Protector which does an excellent job of protecting both your screen and your eyes from being damaged.
In terms of blue light and the damage that it can do to your eyes, using this sort of filter on your iPad is one of the simplest and easiest ways to prevent the harmful effects. The I-Deal blue light filter has been designed to block up to 90% of the blue light which comes from your iPad screen, but it goes even further than that.
UV light is often forgotten due to the public's increased awareness of blue light, but it can also damage your eyes, and often with worse consequences. It can cause macular degeneration which, in the worst instances, can lead to blindness. UV light can also cause cataracts. Thankfully, this filter from I-Deal will eliminate up to 98% of the ultra violet light from your iPad screen giving your eyes even more protection.
Now that we have given your eyes some protection from your iPad screen, we now turn to protecting the screen itself. With the I-Deal protector being made from high-quality tempered glass, that should indicate to you that it is not going to be prone to shattering if you drop your iPad. This is an important feature as it can mean the difference between your iPad screen shattering or staying intact if the device is dropped.
Scratches are another way in which many iPad screens get damaged. This is often caused by keys, pens, or coins rubbing against the screen as it is being carried in a bag. Scratches also happen when the device is laid screen down or when someone bumps into you as you are carrying your device. The I-Deal screen protector will eliminate virtually any chance of your screen being scratched thanks to its tempered surface.
Fitting your screen protector to your iPad is a simple four-step process, and it can be done in just a few minutes. First, you wipe your iPad screen to ensure it has no dust, marks, or smudges. Next, you peel back one part of the backing, and then you align the protector to your iPad. Slowly apply the protector to your iPad, making sure you keep it aligned properly. That's it.
One of the things we love about this product is the fact that instead of just one screen protector, you get two. This means you can give the other one to another member of your family to use, or if no one else in your household has an iPad, you can keep it as a spare.
If you have ever wondered "Are phones bad for your eyes?" then the answer should be no, they aren't, provided you take some simple steps to ensure your eyes are protected. If you have an iPhone 7 or 8, one of the best ways to do this is fitting a protector or filter to your screen, and there are few better or more affordable than the Iconflang iPhone Screen Protector.
Before we even talk about its qualities, we must mention that we are extremely impressed by the great value that Iconflang delivers for the price when you buy this product. It is currently priced at less than $10, which would be good enough, but for that, you get two screen protectors, instead of one, which is as good a deal as we have seen for iPhone screen protectors. However as we often say, the price isn't everything, and value for money is only valid if the product performs as it should, so let's cover that now.
In terms of protection for your iPhone, the first thing to mention is that this protector is made from tempered glass. This gives it the strength to withstand a lot of bumps, knocks, and even drops, and allows it to absorb these so that your screen doesn't.
The other main protection you would want to have is against scratching, which is one of the most common ways in which iPhone screens are damaged. Your pocket is the location in which this is likely to happen as coins, keys, pens, and even tiny pieces of dust can attack your screen and scratch it. With the Iconflang screen protector, these and anything else trying to scratch your iPhone screen are not going to succeed, meaning your screen stays scratch-free.
Fingerprints are a nuisance, especially when they obscure or blur something you are trying to see on your screen. The oleophobic coating on this protector means the oily substances from your fingers and hands do not get the chance to leave marks or prints.
Let's discuss the main reason you need a filter on your iPhone screen, and that is to protect your eyes from blue light. The Iconflang's filtering technology makes sure that blue light is reduced significantly, making prolonged use and viewing of your iPhone safer and more comfortable for your eyes.
As we have looked at blue light filters and screen protectors for both the iPad and the iPhone, instead of just choosing one top product, as we normally do, we are going to pick two: one for each device.
If you're looking for more cost-effective choices for the iPad check out the I-Deal iPad Mini Tempered Glass Screen Protector. This offered great protection for the iPad screen in terms of reducing scratches and the chances of the screen shattering if the device is dropped. Its tempered glass construction certainly helps in this regard. It also produces great reductions in the amount of blue light and UV light, so that your eyes are well protected. Finally, getting two filters instead of one makes this a great value for the money, too.
For the iPhone, we had two choices and although the Iconflang offer was a fantastic deal, we opted for the Pavoscreen iPhone X Screen Protector. The simple reason for this is that the Pavoscreen protector offered far superior levels of protection for the user's eyes, as well as the screen. Its tempered glass offers more in terms of scratch resistance and protection against the screen shattering, which ultimately is how these products should be assessed.
Have you ever felt your eyes getting tired while looking at a computer screen? So have millions of other people. Our eyes get tired and strained in part because of the blue light that is emitted from our devices. Blue light filters can help with this problem.
Blue light is both a good thing and a bad thing, It can help to control our circadian rhythm, but it can also cause degenerative eye problems and negatively affect our sleeping patterns.
Here are some of the best blue light filters of 2018. Hopefully, they can level up your sleep game by protecting your eyes and improving your sleep quality. Now onto the reviews!
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RetinaGuard is a company that stands for everything that their name would lead you to believe that they stand for. They specialize in manufacturing screen protectors that are fully capable of stopping the blue light that is being emitted by your monitor from ever reaching your eyes.
This means that the blue light cannot damage your eyes because it does not have the chance to. Their screen protectors can also be used to protect your monitor from scratches and other forms of damage.
The RetinaGuard iPhone 8 Anti-Blue Screen Protector is a product that was manufactured because RetinaGuard fully understand the potential harm that excessive and prolonged exposure to blue light can cause.
Evidence of the damage that it can cause can be seen among both adults and children. As the world advances, more and more of us will begin to spend more time in front of our digital screens, meaning that RetinaGuard developed this specific product because it is needed.
You might be wondering why people don't just stop looking at their electronic devices. Unfortunately, a lot of people actually have to use their phones, tablets, laptops and monitors for work and they simply do not have the opportunity not to.
Studies have also shown that most people ignore the eyestrain that they suffer with after prolonged exposure to blue light, brushing it off as one of those things.
This particular kit can be the answer to that problem. You don't have to stop using your electronic devices, you simply need to take precautions. This kit comes with a single anti-blue light screen protective film, a dust remover for keeping the film clean and a micro-fiber cleaning cloth.
One of the main problems that tend to occur with blue light blocking screen protectors is that they negatively affect the colors that you can see. They have a tendency to give everything a warm tone that is almost irritating. Luckily, this particular screen protector is highly transparent and does not seem to affect the colors behind it at all.
This screen protector is capable of blocking approximately 90% of any blue light that is emitted from your iPhone 8. This means that your eyes will not suffer from fatigue and they will not become strained from looking at your phone for prolonged periods of time. The lack of constant exposure to blue light will also ensure that you get a good sleep.
One of the only issues that we could find with this RetinaGuard Screen Protector is that it can be quite difficult to apply it to your phone.
You have to be incredibly careful and make sure that you do not touch the sticky backing while you are applying it, otherwise you will end up with permanent and visible fingerprints. It can also be quite difficult to get the screen protector on straight, but everything is perfect once you have.
EYES PC is a company that specializes in manufacturing things that are capable of blocking and deflecting blue light; this includes both glasses and screen protectors. The fact that they manufacture both blue light blocking glasses and screen protectors is a good thing because it offers you a choice.
Some people find that using a screen protector can be quite irritating because it draws their attention and some people find wearing glasses to be incredibly uncomfortable. By having both as an option, you can find a solution that works for you.
The EYES PC 26"- 28" Blue Light Screen Protector has been designed specifically to block any blue light that is emitted by your monitor from ever reaching your eyes.
If the blue light cannot reach your eyes, then your eyes are protected from all of the negative issues that blue light can cause. These issues include fatigue, irritation, eye straining, insomnia and degenerative eye problems.
You would think that people would simply avoid using their monitors with all of those potential risks, but most people simply shrug those problems off as normal, even if they realize that the prolonged exposure to blue light is causing the problems.
By simply using a product like this one you can get rid of the risks altogether and you can make sure that you can use your monitor whenever you want to.
When we take a quick look at this blue light blocking panel we can see that it is made out of a high-quality acrylic.
This acrylic has had special coatings applied to it that all serve different purposes. For example, one layer is scratch resistant, one layer makes the acrylic more durable, one layer reduces flicker and one layer ensures that your eyes are protected from any blue light that could be being emitted.
A lot of blue light screen protectors leave your screen looking a little bit odd. All of the pictures on it end up with a warm tone, making them look similar to a mobile phone as soon as night mode is turned on. EYES PC have made sure that this screen protector does not block any of the colors that should be present on your screen, nor does it result in noise.
We were only able to find a single problem with this particular screen protector. Unfortunately, it does have a lot of glare.
If you were to sit in an area where a light could reflect off it, then you would be able to see your own reflection. This could be a problem for some people who cannot move their monitor, but a lot of people would just make sure that they are angled away from the light.
This pair of glasses was made by a company called Gunnar Optiks. As the name suggests, they specialize in manufacturing glasses that are capable of stopping blue light from reaching your eyes.
They can also stop glare and ensure that you can see clearly at all times. Their target audience is generally considered to be people who enjoy playing computer games for long time periods.
Straight off of the bat, we can see that the Intercept Blue Light Blocking Computer Gaming Glasses have lenses that are slightly tinted.
A lot of blue light blocking glasses are tinted orange, but companies are now also manufacturing clear ones that can be used on a daily basis. We can also see a lot of orange-tinted lenses in both office environments and industrial environments, as well as in a handful of other places where people are frequently exposed to blue light.
These Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses can be used by people who wear contact lenses, but they should not be worn by people who should be wearing prescription glasses.
Unfortunately, you cannot have your own prescription applied to these glasses, but there are some alternatives that will let you. We would advise that you speak to your optician if you do have to wear prescription glasses about what they can offer you.
When we talk about computer gaming, we are usually talking about people spending long periods of time in one position. Because of this, computer gaming glasses have to be comfortable. These glasses are light weight and they have been designed to fit ergonomically with your face and your head, ensuring that you are comfortable while wearing them.
You also have to consider the fact that your eyes will quickly become fatigued while gaming due to blue light exposure.
By wearing a pair of glasses like these ones you will be able to make sure that your eyes do not become fatigued and that you will be able to sleep once you have finished gaming. The lack of straining will also enable you to perform better and target objects in your games easier.
Unfortunately, glasses like these simply are not practical for outside use. The orange lenses would draw a lot of attention and not everyone wants that sort of attention.
You also have to consider the fact that natural sources of blue light, like the sun, enable us to sleep perfectly because they affect our circadian rhythm. Why would anyone want to get rid of all of the blue light if a lack of sleep could be the consequence?
Lighting Science is a company who specialize in producing products that will enable you to have a perfect sleep. They manufacture a range of different bulbs, some of which have been designed specifically for nurseries.
If you are looking for a bulb that will help you sleep, then we would recommend that you try a few before settling with one. You might find that one works better for you than another.
This Lighting Science Sleep Promoting LED Light is something that could help everyone get a good sleep, even people who usually struggle to sleep. Sleep bulbs like this one work by emitting less blue light than other bulbs do, this enables you to settle down and sleep when you need to.
One of the main problems with blue light and sleep is that our circadian rhythm is quite literally controlled by blue light. We are awake when the sun is up, then we sleep when it goes down. The lack of blue light when the sun goes down leads to our brains producing the hormone melatonin, a natural sleep aid.
Unfortunately, in the modern world blue light is still being emitted by all of our electronics, preventing our brains from producing as much melatonin as they otherwise would.
This bulb works because of science and human biology. By stopping yourself from being exposed to the sort of blue light that is usually emitted by bulbs, you can make sure that your brain starts producing melatonin early enough at night. That melatonin will help you get a peaceful and relaxing sleep. It will also help you to get to sleep quicker than you usually do.
Lighting Science have also made sure that you will not be exposed to any unnecessary blue light. This bulb is capable of eliminating up to 95% of the blue light portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. You simply have to make sure that you have this bulb in the room that you would usually spend the last portion of your day awake in.
While the Lighting Science Sleep Promoting LED Light is capable of enabling you to get a better sleep, it does not factor in a few other things. For example, if you were to have this bulb in one room and then walk into another brightly lit room, then that would be enough to completely negate any of the positive effects that you could have experienced.
You also have to consider the fact that there are other items that emit blue light. For example, your mobile phone, your television and any other digital devices that you might have lying around your house.
ASUS is a company that specializes in manufacturing computers and gaming equipment, but today we are going to be talking about one of their monitors that has been designed with blue light reduction in mind. Their devices tend to be reliable and they usually have performance-driven features and high-quality parts.
The ASUS 23" Low Blue Light Gaming Monitor looks like a standard gaming computer monitor, but it actually has a lot more than that to it. It has been designed with blue light reduction in mind. The fact that it has means that users don?t have to worry about purchasing additional screen protectors or glasses that can stop the blue light from reaching their eyes.
The monitor itself has an 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio that ensures that all of the images and videos that you see will look perfect. It reproduces each color to perfection, regardless of how dark or light that color is. It also doesn?t deal with blue light by making everything look slightly orange or slightly pink.
When manufacturing this product, ASUS have evidently made sure that their ASUS eye care technology was at large on the playing field.
Everything about the way that the screen works ensures that it is flicker-free so that your eyes do not get as fatigued as they otherwise would, and they have made sure that the monitor does not emit as much blue light as alternative models do.
This monitor is also lightweight with an ultra slim aesthetic, meaning that it would only take up a small amount of desk space. It has dual HDMI ports so that multiple devices can be connected to it once and it has Splendid Video Intelligence Technology that optimizes the image settings of anything that is displayed on the screen.
When it comes to products that can be used to protect your eyes from blue light, you have to know the ins and outs of what you are purchasing. You have to know how the product works, why it works and whether or not it will work well. Our buyer's guide will discuss everything that you need to know.
There are different blue light filters that you can purchase. There are physical screen protectors that can be attached to monitors or stuck onto the screens of phones, glasses that are able to block out blue light and devices that have been developed to simply emit less blue light in the first place.
Most of these products work by using warm tints. For example, most blue light filtering glasses have orange or yellow lenses. Orange lenses are better at filtering out blue light, but yellow lenses provide the user with slightly less color distortion.
The amount of blue light that can be successfully blocked out depends entirely on the individual product. Some blue light blocking products can block up to 65% of blue light, whereas others can block a staggering 98% of blue light from ever reaching your eyes. Make sure that you look closely at any information that the manufacturer has given you.
Some blue light filters can only be used with certain models of certain devices. For example, you would not be able to use an iPhone 8 screen protector on a Motorola phone, or vice versa.
You have to make sure that the screen protector that you are purchasing is compatible for use with your digital device and that you won?t end up with a screen protector that is so large that it hangs off each side.
RGB means red, green and blue and it is a system that represents all of the colors that can be used on a computer display. When we take a look at blue light filters, we have to understand that they are literally trying to remove one of the electromagnetic waves that make up our visible color spectrum, meaning that the amount of blue is dramatically reduced.
The color of each individual blue light screen filter can vary dramatically. Some of them are clear, some are yellow, some are orange, and some are red. A lot of clear products are made for their practicality opposed to their functionality. For example, you would be more likely to wear a clear pair of glasses than you would be to wear a red pair.
Each color works slightly differently from the next. A yellow filter would enable you to see a lot of the natural colors underneath the filter, but it would not remove a lot of blue light. Whereas, an orange filter would stop you from seeing a lot of the natural colors underneath, but it would stop a huge amount of blue light from reaching your eyes.
Yes. Blue light filters work in protecting your eyes from any blue light that is being emitted by a digital source. Some blue light filters leave your screen looking as though it has an orange tint while also blocking the blue light from traveling through it. Some clear blue light filters are available, but they are not as effective.
Low blue light is something that everyone should think about. By removing a large chunk of the blue light that we are exposed to on a daily basis, we can make sure that our eyes remain healthy. Prolonged exposure to blue light can cause a lot of different problems, including eye strain, fatigue, a lack of motivation, degenerative eye conditions and even an inability to sleep.
The blue light filter on an Android device is usually referred to as ?night mode.? Night mode is important because it reduces the amount of blue light that is emitted by your Android smartphone. It is also important to understand why it is called night mode.
Blue light quite literally keeps us awake and stops us from producing a lot of melatonin, our sleep hormone; this disrupts our sleep and can make it incredibly difficult to get to sleep.
The best way to filter blue light on a laptop would be to use a unique screen protector. Screen protectors that have been designed for blocking blue light usually clip onto the top of the screen and they are usually made out of acrylic.
This acrylic usually has special coatings on it, one of which ensures that it can stop any blue light that is being emitted by the laptop from reaching your eyes.
Using a blue light filter on an Android smartphone or an Apple smartphone should not noticeably affect your battery life at all. It will reduce the brightness of the blue LEDs within your phone, but that shouldn?t affect your power enough to be noticeable.
It is also worth considering the fact that your phone battery will reduce as you are using your phone, something that is highly likely if you are remembering to turn on night mode.
Glasses that have orange-tinted lenses are fully capable of blocking blue light from reaching your eyes and they perform much better than both yellow-tinted lenses and clear lenses do.
Blue light is emitted from a range of different devices, including monitors, tablets and phones so wearing a pair of glasses can be a rather simple solution when you compare it to having to put screen protectors on every one of your devices.
Blue light filters are incredibly important because of the protective benefits that they can offer us. But, how do you know if your blue light filter actually works? There are a few retailers out there who would happily sell you a product that doesn't.
There are bars of electromagnetic spectra that you can use online to make sure that your blue light filter is working perfectly, and we would advise that you check any blue light filtering product.
Simply put, blue light is just a color that can be seen by us because it is part of our visible light spectrum. Blue light is something that is all around us all of the time and it is both beneficial and problematic for us for a few different reasons.
Today we are going to be looking at the science behind blue light, where blue light can be found and the problems that it can cause.
One of the most important things to remember about light is that it can be broken down into electromagnetic particles that all travel in waves. The waves themselves have different wavelengths that can be either short or long, and they are all capable of emitting different amounts of energy.
Generally speaking, wavelengths that are shorter have a higher amount of energy and wavelengths that are longer have less energy.
When we look at different wavelengths and try to turn them into diagrams, they are usually all represented by different colors. On a scale you would find colors like red and orange at the right hand side and colors like blue and violet at the left hand side. The left-hand side also ventures into the non-visible color spectrum, which includes wavelengths that our own eyes cannot see at all.
This diagram is considered by most to be our electromagnetic spectrum. The electromagnetic spectrum includes a number of different categories, ranging from x-rays, gamma rays and UV rays to visible light, infrared waves and radio waves.
So, where does blue light come into this? When we break all of the colors down in the spectrum we can see violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, in that order. Blue is close to the non-visible side of the scale and it has an incredibly short wavelength.
As you already know, a short wavelength means that blue light emits a lot of energy. Over the past few decades, a lot of different studies have proven that blue light does long-term damage to our eyes and can affect our health in a number of other ways.
Blue light is not a supernatural foe that we should avoid at all costs. It is something that surrounds us on a daily basis. Have you ever wondered why the sky looks blue? It looks blue because of the blue light wavelengths hitting molecules of air in our atmosphere, causing blue light to scatter across them. The sun and our own atmosphere cause this to happen and create skies that we associate with beautiful, sunny days.
The fact that this natural form of blue light exists is actually really beneficial for us as humans. It has led to us using blue light to regulate our own circadian rhythm, or our natural cycles of both being asleep and being awake. Blue light is even known to make us feel more awake. It can also make us happier and speed up our own reaction times.
How could this natural blue light possibly be a bad thing? In reality, the natural blue light that we are exposed to is not the problem. The unnatural blue light that we are exposed to is.
Unnatural blue light comes from a variety of different sources, including digital screens like televisions, computers, laptops, smart phones and tablets. It is also emitted by both florescent and LED lights.
The problem with blue light can be seen when we look at it as short wavelengths with incredibly high amount of energy behind them.
The high energy actually makes them flicker a lot more than other wavelengths on the electromagnetic scale. This flickering creates a type of wave that affects both the sharpness and clarity of what you are looking at if you are looking at a screen that emits blue light.
Unfortunately, this is something that can cause an array of problems including eyestrain, headaches, migraines and physical fatigue. It can also cause mental fatigue and affect your mental wellbeing. As we are sure you can imagine, this is something that could affect your actual ability to work and your overall productivity if you are at work.
Our eyes are not able to filter blue light out on their own, nor will they evolve to do this over thousands of years. We rely on blue light to keep our circadian rhythm in time and to keep our bodies healthy, but prolonged exposure to blue light can also damage the retinas in our eyes and cause premature degeneration of the eyes themselves.
Luckily, with every problem that appears a solution shortly follows. The main problem with blue light and our eyesight is that fact that we constantly expose our eyes to electronic screens.
By using a filter, you can stop your devices from emitting as much blue light as they usually do, and by wearing blue light filter glasses you can make sure that your eyes are protected in more ways than one. If you are a heavy computer user, consider getting a low blue light monitor for your home or work to help decrease eye strain.
Blue light is something that surrounds us every single day. It is the thing that makes our sky look blue and because of that, it does some wonderful things for our bodies. But, it is also emitted from a range of different electronic devices and that can cause it to create havoc and mayhem inside of our bodies.
Blue light is part of our electromagnetic spectrum. It can be seen as part of our visible light area, but it is only a few steps away from our non-visible light area.
This makes it quite dangerous because it means that it has short wavelengths and short wavelengths have a lot of energy, whereas, red light has long wavelengths and does not have much energy behind it because it is at the opposite end of the spectrum.
One of the best things about blue light is that it is directly responsible for our circadian rhythm. Our own exposure to blue light can affect our circadian rhythm a lot, but when that blue light comes from our own sun it makes sure that our sleep and wake cycles are both functioning naturally. This ensures that we are not losing out on sleep that we should be getting unless we have to get up for work with an alarm clock of course.
Blue light is also known to make us feel much more alert and it can affect our reaction times. It can also help to elevate our mood whenever we are feeling down about something. This also explains why people get the winter blues when there are fewer blue skies and more dark nights around.
Blue light might sound wonderful. It can keep our bodies balanced and our minds healthy. It ensures that we sleep when we are supposed to sleep and that we wake up when we are supposed to wake up. It keeps us energized and gives us the ability to react quickly to a range of different situations.
But, blue light is also dangerous and has a negative effect on our bodies. This is because a lot of artificial blue light is emitted from our computer monitors, phones, and other devices that we use on a daily basis.
Blue light is emitted by televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and certain types of lighting. How often do you use your mobile phone every day? Most people use theirs a lot, and every single time they do they are affecting their body.
Artificial blue light can negatively affect your circadian rhythm because it lowers the production of melatonin inside of the brain. Melatonin is the hormone that lets your body know that it is time to sleep.
When less of it is produced, you will be less likely to sleep. In a natural situation, your body would start to make more melatonin as soon as the sun sets, but the blue light that is being emitted by electronic devices means that most people don't start producing enough melatonin early enough.
Our bodies cannot filter in modern technology and work out new ways to behave so we have to help them. For example, by limiting your exposure to electronic devices at night you could help yourself get a better sleep. Researchers have also proven that prolonged exposure to blue light can cause symptoms like eyestrain and eye fatigue.
These are both important things to consider because we rely on technology in the modern world. A lot of people spend their working hours in front of a computer and their personal hours watching television or playing computer games. All of these activities can cause eye strain and eye strain can cause people to become unproductive and unhappy.
One of the things that researchers noticed about this is that a lot of people will simply put up with strained eyes. They might notice that their eyes are uncomfortable, but they probably will not do anything productive about it.
They might have to use a screen frequently, or using a screen could be how they get enjoyment. Naturally, if your eyes are being affected in this way you should do something before your workflow is negatively affected.
Your vision could also start to become blurry due to the exposure to blue light. Blurry vision can make it hard to see what is going on on your screen and that can make it difficult to do anything. Blurred vision can also cause migraines that could make you feel like you need to sit in a dark room.
The problem with blue light and how it negatively impacts our bodies is that most people will simply ignore it and wait for it to go away. Unfortunately, the lasting impact of blue light exposure can be seen in a lot of different studies, where things like degenerative eye problems are quite common.
You should take the steps that you need to take to protect your eyes. Use a filter to stop the blue light that is emitted from your screen from ever reaching your face, or use a pair of blue light filter glasses to stop a lot of blue light from reaching you. Remember that not all blue light is bad, but some blue light is more than enough.
We are all aware of just how dangerous unnatural sources of blue light can be. Blue light reaches a part of our eyes that is so deep that it can damage the retinas inside of the eyes over time. It can also cause a lot of eye strain and mental fatigue, both of which impact your overall ability to work and have fun. Luckily, blue light filters claim to be able to solve all of these problems. But, what are they?
Blue light exists as part of our electromagnetic spectrum. Each of the colors in the spectrum has a different wavelength and each wavelength emits a different amount of energy.
Blue light has a relatively short wavelength and short wavelengths are known to emit a lot of energy, whereas rays at the opposite end of the spectrum (the red side) have longer wavelengths and emit less energy.
You might be wondering what you can do to avoid blue light altogether, but that isn't really an option. Sunlight contains blue light and blue light is actually the thing that makes our sky look blue. But, there are also a lot of unnatural forms of blue light. These include fluorescent lights, flat-screen televisions, computer screens, smartphones, and a number of other electronic devices.
One of the main problems that we experience due to blue light is a form of digital eyestrain. This occurs because blue light scatters a lot and makes it hard for our eyes to focus on the source. Scientists have also found that most people simply ignore digital eyestrain, brushing it off as "just one of those things" and carrying on with whatever it is that they were doing.
One of the most worrying things about blue light is that it also affects our circadian rhythm, our sleep and wake cycle.
If the only blue light that we were exposed to was from the sun, then that would be fine. But, we are exposed to a lot of blue light from unnatural sources after the sun has gone down. This stops our brains from producing as much melatonin, the sleep hormone, as they otherwise would, and makes it much more difficult for us to sleep.
Regardless of all of this, blue light is also beneficial for us. A lot of research has been done into the topic and it has found that blue light makes us much more alert, helps us to remember new information and increases our reaction times.
Blue light is also used frequently to treat SAD, the seasonal affective disorder where people experience low moods when they are exposed to less sunlight.
When it comes to blue light filters, there are two different options that most people are willing to consider. They come in the form of screen protectors that cover the source of the blue light and glasses that cover your eyes to reduce their exposure to blue light.
Everyone would benefit from using at least one of those filters to protect their eyes. For example, if you work in an office building and use a computer for most of the day, then you would benefit from using a screen protector that you can simply place over the screen of your computer. This will help reduce the amount of blue light that can reach your eyes.
Blue light filters like this can be used on your phone, tablet, computer screen and even your television in order to prevent a large proportion of the blue light that is being emitted from them from ever reaching your eyes. It is worth noting that a lot of different blue light filters are made out of tempered glass, meaning that they can also protect the devices that they are covering.
Blue light-blocking computer glasses are special-purpose glasses that you can get without the need to see an optician. These glasses can also be worn if you routinely wear something like contact lenses.
A lot of different blue light blocking glasses are also capable of reducing glare and making sure that things do not reflect off of them, protecting you from both natural sunlight and blue light.
It is worth noting that you can also purchase things like anti-blue lightbulbs to protect yourself inside of your home. This is especially useful if you find yourself turning your lights on a lot at night.
Try to remember that, while not all exposure to blue light is bad, constant exposure to unnatural sources of blue light can be incredibly detrimental to both our physical and mental health.
Blue light filters should be used as a precautionary measure to protect your eyes, especially in the digital era that we all live in. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to go wrong with our eyes and unnatural exposure to blue light is not worth the risks that come with it.