Gaming Glasses: Do they work, and do you need them?

Mar 29, 2021

young man in gaming glasses

Gaming is more popular than ever, especially over the last year, which has seen a 29% increase in home video game usage in the UK alone. With leisure and recreation facilities closed and the public advice to stay inside, at-home entertainment has benefitted from a surge in popularity.

As we settle further into our new normal, our screen time has undoubtedly increased, and with more games being sold than ever, it is wise to look at your comfort and protection a little closer.

Computer and most TV screens emit blue light, which can be damaging to the eyes for even relatively short periods. Couple this with hours of gaming in front of often large screens in dark settings for the perfect atmosphere, your eyes will start to feel the strain, effecting your gaming and overall health.


What are gaming glasses?

Gaming glasses are specifically designed to block out the artificial blue light from screens. Blue light has the shortest wavelength and, therefore, the highest-energy part of the colour spectrum.

Why is this an issue? Well, this means that blue light is closest in frequency to harmful UV light.

Lensology blue light glasses reflect the blue light away from your eyes, so it never actually reaches them to cause damage – much like sunglasses lenses, but clear and with the added benefit of UVA and UVB protection only found in our gaming glasses. Our blue light lenses are also virtually clear, with just a slight blue hue on the anti-reflection coating.

The result? You can play in almost any conditions in comfort and know you’re protected.

Lensology Blue Light Lenses

(clear blue light lenses)

clear blue light glasses

Standard Blue Light Lenses

(visible yellow hue)

yellow hue blue light glasses

 What are the benefits of gaming glasses?

Extended screen time is always likely to cause some element of discomfort, but blue light has been known to cause eye-strain, headaches, increased eye rubbing and dryness. Those in themselves are uncomfortable at best but add into the mix the damage you can do to your eyes from excessive rubbing, for example, retina detachment, and you have a whole new set of problems.

Gaming glasses can alleviate the ailments caused by blue light exposure, meaning you can game for longer. Also, the clarity in the crystal-clear lenses means you experience the game as you should, with sharper colours and no distortion, elevating your experience entirely.


Can you buy prescription gaming glasses?

Yes. At Lensology, we offer blue light as an option to add to any reglazing service you choose, or you can select your gaming glasses from our exciting new range of frames and have a new pair of prescription blue light glasses. We offer anti-glare, scratch resistance, tints, anti-smudge, and so much more, which we can combine with blue light filtration. They can be your second pair or your main set of specs; blue light is beneficial in all aspects of your daily screen routine, including phones, TV’s and laptops, not just gaming.

Unfortunately, we are unable to supply prescription lenses to under 16’s, including prescription blue light lenses. We can of course though supply non-prescription blue light lenses for all age groups, including those that are under 16.


The different types of blue light gaming glasses

See our fantastic range of gaming glasses here, expertly made for style and comfort by trusted technicians.


Gaming Glasses FAQs

Are gaming glasses expensive?

No, Lensology is passionately competitive with the high-street to deliver quality and cost-effectiveness to our customers. Our range of gaming glasses start at just £42.00 for kids and £45.00 for adults, including non-prescription lenses, so order now, and they’ll be with you in days!

If you require prescription lenses, you can bundle our frames and technician fitted, high-grade lenses from our in-house lab starting at a package price of £55.00.

For reglazing an existing pair of glasses with prescription blue light lenses, prices start from £41.90.


How do you clean gaming glasses?

With the same care and attention as you do your standard glasses. Sprays and wipes specific for optical care are best and be sure to add anti-smudge and scratch-resistant coatings to your lenses for extra protection and peace of mind.


Can children wear gaming glasses?

Absolutely and we cater for all gamers, young and old! Our Skreenz range is specifically for kids. If you need help to choose and make sure you have the right lenses for your child, contact our friendly team, who will happily help!

Please note that we cannot supply prescription lenses to under 16’s. However, we can supply standard, non-prescription blue light glasses to under 16’s.

Can I wear gaming glasses with a headset?

Yes, our glasses are standard fit and have no issue working with gaming or work headsets – we’ll have you ready for your gaming night no problem!

Ready to order your FREE pack?

We provide a free pack sent to your door, inclusive of a free return postage box for your frames. You’ll just need to provide a few simple details and then we can get it over to you ASAP!