Traditional “blue blockers” or “blue light blocking glasses” are designed to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of artificial blue light. This means that they are meant to be worn inside only – when you’re exposed to artificial light sources, such as LEDs, fluorescents, or digital devices that have LED screens (e.g. computers, tablets, televisions, smart phones, etc.). These glasses are great for extended periods of time indoors, but historically speaking, there hasn’t been a convenient solution for people who also spend time outdoors exposed to harsh sunlight – until now.
Introducing TrueDark® Daylights Transition eyewear: premium 2-in-1 blue light blocking glasses with lenses that literally transition between indoor and outdoor functionality!
As the name suggests, our Daylights Transition eyewear is meant for daytime use. They are available with either:
Proactively managing your exposure to artificial blue light throughout the daytime can help you:
Note that not all blue light is bad; the sun produces natural blue light that helps regulate your circadian rhythm. With that said, it’s still important to wear eye protection outdoors because the sun emits UV rays that can be extremely harmful to your eyes and vision.
In addition to blocking artificial blue light indoors, all Daylights Transition styles function as sunglasses when exposed to natural sunlight, blocking 99% of UVA/UVB rays.
TrueDark Daylights Transition styles are the first-ever blue light blocking glasses that also function as sunglasses. They are strategically designed using pure, durable, prescription grade polycarbonate lenses with anti-reflective coatings to reduce glare, as well as tinted colored lenses that are durable and scratch resistant. Using tinted lenses is important because colored coatings can easily be scratched off. With that said, the color of your lenses is more than just a fashion statement as different tints can affect your visual field in different ways.
The original Daylights Transitions and Daylights Transition Aviators have gray tinted lenses, which are very popular because they are suitable for general, all-purpose use on both cloudy and sunny days.
Daylights Transition Fairlanes alternatively have yellow tinted lenses, which provide greater clarity, especially if you’re trying to focus on moving objects in low-light or hazy conditions. These lenses are commonly worn by outdoor enthusiasts and professional athletes because weather conditions can directly affect their performance.
If you’re someone that agonizes over choosing the right glasses (either for your face, for your lifestyle, or for better sleep), we want you to know that you’re in the right place! TrueDark Daylights with transition lenses are ideal because they offer more flexibility for people who do need eye protection in different settings. And while blue blockers often get a bad rap for being less than stylish, we’re making conscious strides to deliver flattering frames with lenses that are truly effective and efficient. Whether you’re indoors under artificial blue light, or you’re exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, TrueDark’s transition sunglasses will give you that extra oomph to help protect your eyes, mind and body!
Junk light exposure when traveling can disrupt your circadian rhythm. Long-term exposure to light at night which accompanies shift work is listed as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Light at night has shown to be highly associated with significantly the risk of hormone specific such as cancers of the breast and prostate.
The flickering wavelength of light associated with LEDs and compact fluorescent lights emit blue light that inhibits melatonin production but also create a unique glare that impacts your retina causing eye strain, headaches, and physical and mental fatigue.
Red light and darkness move leptin and ghrelin into patterns that are (context dependent) associated with less hunger, while blue light does the opposite and can move both into patterns associated with more hunger.
Increase in cortisol, the stress hormone, due to circadian disruption. Memory recall is impaired with consistent sleep deprivation and may leave you distracted and not performing your absolute best.
The Importance of Melanopsin Cells
Your body requires some blue light at the right time of day and from the right sources. That’s why we created TrueDark® Sleep Technology that gives you 24-protection from junk light day and night.
Stop Junk Light with patented TrueDark® Twilights technology that frees your hormones and neurotransmitters to do their best work.
When the sun goes down, blue light isn’t the only junk light that can disrupt our sleep cycle and more than blue blockers are needed. Patented TrueDark® Twilights is the first and only solution that is designed to work with melanopsin, a protein in your eyes responsible for absorbing light and sending sleep/wake signals to your brain. Without melanopsin, melatonin can’t be accessed.
When you wear your Twilights for as little as 30 min before bed you prevent your melanopsin from detecting the wrong wavelengths of light at the wrong time of day. This supports your circadian rhythm and helps you fall asleep faster and get more restorative and restful sleep.
The highly advanced lenses in TrueDark® Daylights operate on a more advanced level than traditional blue blockers.
Blue light emitted from the sun helps regulate our sleep/wake cycle. However, in today’s world, we’re exposed to an overabundance of blue light, or junk light from artificial light. This includes hours spent in front of TVs, phones, and computers. It also includes time spent in artificial man made light with LEDs and fluorescent lights. Even if we’re simply reading a book, we’re doing that in artificial light which emit dramatically more blue light than the sun. That overexposure to junk light during the day has a dramatic impact on our neurotransmitters and hormones that are responsible for quality sleep.
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