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Blue light glasses, also referred to as blue-light-blocking or blue-light-filtering glasses, are having a moment. Manufacturers of these glasses claim they can reduce or even prevent the harmful effects caused by blue light from computers.
MVMT’s line of blue light glasses features stylish frames with lenses designed to filter out blue light. The company claims these glasses promote eye health by reducing eye fatigue, eye dryness, headaches, and blurred vision.
What is blue light?
Blue light is a part of the light spectrum that is visible to human eyes. It has the shortest wavelength and the highest energy of the visible spectrum. Common sources of blue light are the sun and computer screens.
Is blue light bad for you?
Though it’s not yet clear exactly how bad (or not) blue light is for our health, too much screen time
A 2015 study of 1,508 U.S. adults found that too much blue light from screens can also negatively affect sleep in adults.
Currently, no optometry or ophthalmology associations recommend blue light glasses. There is a lack of research confirming that blue light is harmful to humans and that these glasses are effective at preventing any damage caused by it.
MVMT’s blue light glasses are available in 16 different styles, each available in a range of color options. They come in three different frame widths, from narrow to wide, though not every style is available in each width.
MVMT is perhaps best known for their watches, which are available in more than 100 styles.
Most MVMT blue light glasses cost $78.
One option, the Rory Kramer Vision Signature Shades, goes for $125. Note that these glasses come with ultraviolet-blocking sunglass lenses that can be flipped up or down for use both indoors and out.
Because MVMT doesn’t sell prescription lenses, you can’t use vision insurance to purchase their products — although, you may be able to use funds from a flexible spending account or health savings account.
Women’s watches range in price from $105 to $198, while men’s range from $95 to $350. Both men’s and women’s sunglasses run from $60 to $135, and men’s and women’s jewelry costs between $38 and $78.
MVMT’s products are available from both online and brick-and-mortar retailers, including:
To order, you’ll need to know which frame width you need. The frame widths are available in narrow, medium, and wide. If you don’t know your size, MVMT recommends ordering a medium.
Ordering blue light glasses from MVMT’s website is fairly straightforward. Choose a style in your desired frame width, select your preferred color, and add to cart. Since the company doesn’t offer prescription lenses, you don’t need a prescription or your insurance information.
MVMT offers free returns for all domestic and international orders. You can return for a full refund or store credit, and returns must be initiated within 60 days of delivery. Expedited shipping charges are nonrefundable.
To return, locate your order number and navigate to the Returns page on MVMT’s website. Click on the black “Start your return” button, enter your order number and email address, and press “submit.” You’ll then receive a free return label: Print it, package your return, attach the label, and drop it off or schedule a pickup.
MVMT offers a 2-year limited warranty on all products, including glasses, watches, and jewelry. The warranty period begins on the date of purchase. Each warranty covers manufacturer defects that are not the fault of the user.
Situations not covered include accidental damage, wear and tear, scratches, and theft. Proof of purchase is required to file a warranty claim, so make sure to save your email confirmation or receipt.
To file a warranty claim or for other customer service questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-810-2311.
MVMT is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The company has an F rating from the BBB and only a few ratings from customers.
There are at least two separate listings for MVMT on Trustpilot, making it hard to get a clear picture of what customers actually think. The two Trustpilot rating averages were 3.2 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. Take these ratings with a grain of salt, given there’s a big difference between 3.2 (average) and 4.5 (great) stars, and one page is focused on MVMT watches specifically.
We found no Food & Drug Administration warning letters or lawsuits related to MVMT.
For professional guidance: Local ophthalmologists and optometrists
Do a little digging on Google, Nextdoor, Reddit, Facebook, or other social media sites to find local eye doctor recommendations. If you already have an eye doctor you trust, give them a call or stop by for advice on if blue-light-blocking glasses are right for you.
You can also try Costco Optical or Target Optical for affordable, local eye care. An eye doctor should be able to give you up-to-date, trustworthy information about the benefits and drawbacks of blue light glasses.
For low cost blue-light-blocking glasses: Zenni Optical
Zenni Optical is a popular online retailer for glasses of all kinds. They offer prescription glasses, sunglasses, blue-light-blocking glasses, and accessories. A big reason for Zenni’s popularity is their low cost products: Frames start at $6.95.
Zenni has a ton of customization options available, including polarized lenses, colored lenses, and snap-on sunglass lenses. They have hundreds of styles to choose from, so you can stay up on the latest trends without breaking the bank.
For children’s eyes: Cyxus Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses
A popular option for people concerned about their kids’ eye health, Cyxus Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses are available for kids and teens on Amazon. For about $20 and available in 11 colors, you can protect your children’s eyes with on-trend frames.
For blue-light-filtering glasses, there are many more affordable options than MVMT’s offerings. Priced at $78, MVMT’s blue light glasses are pricier than others on the market. Also, the company doesn’t offer prescription options or take vision insurance.
However, a strength of MVMT’s is their frame designs and styles. If you have the budget and you like the look of MVMT’s glasses, then this may be a good option for you. The 2-year warranty and free returns also add value.