Sleep issues are on the rise
for kids who use devices.

Make sure your child is protected at home and in school.

You worry about how all that screen time is affecting your child. That worry is well placed. Blue light from everyday devices ­— tablets and phones ­— may cause eyestrain, headaches and even sleep disorders.

Why are children at risk?

No natural protection

The lens in a human eye doesn’t filter blue light until around age 40.

Shorter arms, hold devices closer

The closer the device is to the eyes, the greater the exposure.

Larger pupils

Larger pupils permit more light to enter the eye.

Average daily media use

Teens (13+)      9 hrs a day

Tweens (8-12)  6 hrs a day

- Common Sense Media, 11/2/15

Blue light may cause sleep loss - and more

Blue light suppresses melatonin

Melatonin is the body’s natural sleep hormone.

It takes longer to fall asleep

Blue light, especially before bed, disrupts the body’s internal clock.

Quality of sleep suffers

Restlessness adds to sleep deficit.

Chronic sleep loss may have health consequences including weakened immunity, ADHD, type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Blue Light FAQ

What is Blue Light?

Unlike UV, which is filtered by the cornea and crystalline lens, blue light is the highest energy light that actually makes it to the back of the eye. Our eyes have no natural protection in our younger years.

Where does blue light come from?

You encounter blue light in everyday activities. Fluorescent lighting, electronic screens (phones, tablets, computers, TVs, etc.), and the sun emit damaging high-energy blue light.

Is there good blue light?

Not at night. According to Harvard researchers, even dim light can interfere with a person’s circadian rhythm and melatonin secretion. “A level of brightness of about twice that of a night light has an effect.”

How does blue light affect us?

Daily vision – glare, visual strain

Long term vision – may contribute to macular damage

Sleep/wake cycle disruption

Blue light in the news

BluTech Protection. Perfected.

BluTech Lenses uses a patented formula to filter more of the blue light known to be associated with visual strain, macular damage and sleeplessness without distorting color. BluTech protection is infused into the lens. It’s not a tint or coating and won’t wear off or fade.

BluTech and Kids

How BluTech works

When exposed to blue light, BluTech is activated to filter light in all three areas of impact.

BluTech Wearer Survey

98.2% Noticed "Significant sleep improvement"

99.1% Eyes "More relaxed indoors"

65.1% “Significant reduction in headaches/migraines”

93.8% Absolute “Yes to wear as everyday pair of glasses”

“I experienced the benefits of wearing them around blue light devices immediately. There were no headaches, eye strain, no problems sleeping.”

- Scott MacIntyre, American Idol Finalist


BluTech offers a variety of ways for you to receive the blue light protection you need. Talk to your eye care professional about:

Plano and Prescription

BluTech Lenses are available in plano and prescription in any frame.

Non-prescription and Readers

BluTech Eyewear in non-prescription and readers comes complete (frame and lens) and ready-to-wear for adults and children.