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Our Industry-leading CR-39 anti blue light technology blocks nearly 100% of blue light to eliminate the effects of digital eye strain.
UV400 technology protects you from 99.9% of both UVA and UVB light. This means you can wear them while outside as replacements for sunglasses.
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Sunlight contains red, orange, yellow, green and blue light rays and many shades of each of these colors, depending on the energy and wavelength of the individual rays (also called electromagnetic radiation). Combined, this spectrum of colored light rays creates what we call “white light” or sunlight.
Virtually all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina.
Blue light exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration.
The fact that blue light penetrates all the way to the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye) is important because laboratory studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina. This causes changes that resemble those of macular degeneration, which can lead to permanent vision loss.
Although more research is needed to determine how much natural and man-made blue light is “too much blue light” for the retina, many eye care providers are concerned that the added blue light exposure from computer screens, smartphones, and other digital devices might increase a person’s risk of macular degeneration later in life.
Blue light contributes to digital eye strain, tired eyes, and blurry vision.
Because short-wavelength, high-energy blue light scatters more easily than other visible light, it is not as easily focused. When you’re looking at computer screens and other digital devices that emit significant amounts of blue light, this unfocused visual “noise” reduces contrast and can contribute to digital eye strain.
Research has shown that lenses that block blue light with wavelengths less than 450 nm (blue-violet light) increase contrast significantly. Therefore, computer glasses that block blue light may increase comfort when you’re viewing digital devices for extended periods.
Blue light contributes to sleeplessness and poor sleep quality.
Too much blue light blocks your sleep hormone melatonin, disrupts your circadian rhythm, and lowers the quality of your health.
By wearing Cryptorays, you block the blue light and protect your eyes while you’re on your computer and phone. This helps you reduce digital eye strain, improve your focus, and have higher quality sleep.
Blue light protection maybe even more important after cataract surgery.
The lens in the adult human eye blocks nearly 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays. As part of the normal aging process, the eye’s natural lens eventually blocks some short-wavelength blue light as well — the type of blue light most likely to cause damage to the retina and lead to macular degeneration and vision loss.
If you have cataracts and are about to have cataract surgery, ask your surgeon what type of intraocular lens (IOL) will be used to replace your cloudy natural lens, and how much blue light protection the IOL provides. After cataract surgery, you might benefit from eyeglasses that have lenses with a special blue light filter — especially if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen or using other digital devices
Blue light is part of the sun’s natural light spectrum. Humans have millions of light receptors, most of which are concentrated in the eyes, to react to different wavelengths. Because we are diurnal creatures, when blue light hits our light receptors, it suppresses the production of melatonin, our sleep-promoting hormone.
Before electronics, we were only exposed to blue light during the daytime when the sun was up. When the sun would go down, that would signal our body to prepare for sleep. To align yourself with your natural circadian rhythm, blue light exposure should be limited as much as possible at night.
Nighttime Cryptorays with orange tinted lenses block close to 100% of blue light between 400-500nm and are designed primarily for wearing in the hours before bedtime to improve sleep and prevent blue light related sleep problems.
The Day Cryptorays with almost-clear lens are specifically designed for screen-time during the day. They block up to 50% of blue light between 400-450nm, which studies are have shown is the most harmful part of the blue light spectrum. Just like the Nighttime Cryptorays, they also help to prevent eye strain and sore eyes. The difference is that the Daytime Cryptorays allow some of the blue light between 450-500nm to get through, because blue light exposure during the day important to give your body the signals that it is daytime and that it should be awake.
Blue light during the daytime can also help with alertness, memory and cognitive function. The Cryptolete Day Glasses give you these benefits while protecting your eyes from the harmful blue light.
By allowing exposure to the good blue light during the day, and limiting all blue light at night, your body will get the appropriate signals to help regulate its sleep/wake cycle and help you get the best out of both your sleeping and waking hours.
It is perfectly fine to use Cryptorays with your contact lenses.
Yes! Cryptorays are UV protected. Many people wear Cryptorays in place of sunglasses.
We recommend wearing Cryptorays any time you are using digital devices such as phones, tablets, computers, or TVs for extended periods. This will prevent digital eye strain. We strongly recommend wearing your Cryptorays at least one hour before bedtime to stop artificial blue light disrupting your sleep. Some customers report better results putting the glasses on even earlier before bed.
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Yes! We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you want to return your glasses, just shoot us an email within 7 days of receiving your glasses and we will provide you a full refund upon receiving your glasses.
Typically you can expect 3-7 business days for standard shipments once the order is processed (processing takes an average of 48 hours)