The best blue light blocking glasses in 2024

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Whether you're scrolling your phone or staring at a computer screen, the best blue light blocking glasses are designed to filter out the wavelengths that are thought to disrupt our bodies' natural processes and effect our sleep. 

There's no conclusive evidence that blue light is directly responsible for these problems, or that blue locking blocking glasses can prevent it, but many people feel they're worth experimenting with, especially as a set won't break the bank. 

So, if you're looking for a set of blue light blocking glasses for when you're in front of a display, we've got you covered. We've worn these glasses to see how comfortable they are, and found that the Spektrum Prospek Arctic came out on top. 

But they're not your only option. We've tested a range of blue light blocking glasses, including budget-friendly pairs, prescription-friendly eyewear, and fashionable glasses to help you find the right set for your eyes. 

Best blue light blocking glasses you can buy right now

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1. Spektrum Prospek Arctic

Best blue light blocking glasses for most people

Specifications

Weight: 7.2 oz
Lens tint: Slight yellow
Total styles: 28
Prescription option: No

Reasons to buy

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Reasonable price
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Plethora of options
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Reader styles

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most fashionable

Spektrum's Prospek Arctic are affordable, unassuming and available in a wide range of reader powers. The lenses have a slight yellow tint, blocking blue light without completely discoloring your digital displays, so they're ideal for computer work. The Arctic style reflects a unisex, modern aesthetic, and there are several more conventional frame styles under $50 available from the brand.

TIJN Square Nerd Blue Light Blocking Glasses

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2. TIJN Square Nerd Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Best budget blue light blocking glasses

Specifications

Weight: 1.44 oz
Lens tint: None
Total styles: 15
Prescription option: No

Reasons to buy

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Low cost
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Multiple color options

Reasons to avoid

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Only one shape

These budget-friendly blue light blocking glasses from TIJN are a great place to start or if you're after multiple sets. The nerd-shaped frames come in multiple colors and are perfect to keep as a travel or backup pair of blue-light blockers. Although you can't get these with prescription lenses, TIJN's glasses do a fine job if you wear contacts or have decent eyesight.

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3. Felix Gray Roebling

Best prescription blue light blocking glasses

Specifications

Weight: 0.86 oz
Tint: None
Total styles: 16
Prescription option: Yes, and readers up to +2.5

Reasons to buy

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Thorough prescription options
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Multiple fit offerings

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive for non-prescription style

With Felix Gray glasses, you don't have to choose between your prescription lenses and protection from blue light. Although limited in number, all of Felix Gray's styles can be customized to your prescription. 

Plus, the brand offers reading glasses with powers up to +2.5, too. They're expensive for non-prescription styles, but the $145 cost for a vision-correcting pair is quite affordable for everyday glasses. 

Felix Gray also names its glasses after famous scientists, mathematicians and inventors. The Roebling style is named for Emily Roebling, the first female field engineer who oversaw construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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4. ElementsActive Over Glasses Anti Blue Blocker

Best over-eyewear blue light blocking glasses

Specifications

Weight: 1.6 oz
Tint: Amber orange
Total styles: 4
Prescription option: No

Reasons to buy

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Fits well over prescription glasses
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Lar range of coverage

Reasons to avoid

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Orange tinted lens

If you prefer to use a regular set of prescription glasses, but need to occasionally filter out blue light, the ElementsActive Blue Light Blocking Glasses are an ideal option, as they fit easily on top of most regular glasses. 

The lenses are tinted an unattractive orange, but you can rest assured that blue light isn't reaching your eyes while wearing them. ElementsActive also offers clip-on blue-light blockers that attach to frames.

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5. Gunnar Intercept

Best blue light blocking glasses for gamers

Specifications

Weight: 1.12 oz
Tint: Yellow
Total styles: 30
Prescription option: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable fit
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Large range of coverage

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive for yellow tinted lenses

Gunnar, a brand best known for gaming accessories, also makes a pair of "gaming" glasses, which are designed for when you're looking at the screen for extended periods. But that doesn't mean you can't also use them for computer work. 

The yellow-tinted lens might deter some, but the coloring softens the light emitted from screens. Plus, Gunnar has a vast selection of frame styles, some of which are actually quite stylish.

HyperX Gaming Eyewear on a table

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6. HyperX Gaming Eyewear

Best premium blue light blocking glasses for gamers

Specifications

Weight: 11.5 oz
Tint: None
Total styles: 1
Prescription option: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Targeted towards gamers
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No yellow lens tint
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Durable design

Reasons to avoid

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No nose guards, so can sometimes slip

HyperX Gaming Eyewear are some of the best premium blue light blocking glasses for gamers. These are comfortable, protective and don't have an obvious lens tint, so they won't draw attention if you wear them during Zoom meetings, too. Although there aren't many HyperX Gaming Eyewear frame shapes, the neutral color selection gives some room for personalization. 

How we test the best blue light blocking glasses

To find the best blue light blocking glasses, we reviewed products from top-rated brands on Amazon and Best Buy. We also asked our colleagues and friends in the tech world which styles they like for long hours spent with screens. 

After noting impressions of the design and doing research into prescription options, we wore different pairs for several days and gauged how our eyes felt each evening. It's impossible to untangle whether the glasses affected our wellbeing, so we focused on comfort, style, and whether the lens were easy to see through. 

Kate Kozuch

Kate Kozuch is the managing editor of social and video at Tom’s Guide. She covers smartwatches, TVs and audio devices, too. Kate appears on Fox News to talk tech trends and runs the Tom's Guide TikTok account, which you should be following. When she’s not filming tech videos, you can find her taking up a new sport, mastering the NYT Crossword or channeling her inner celebrity chef. 

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