From role-playing to adventure, there are different genres of video games that appeal to an even more diverse community of gamers. Whether you play solo or live stream to followers, spending a lot of time in front of a digital screen can have a negative effect on your eyes. Luckily, JINS Screen blue light-blocking glasses are designed to counteract these risks and help protect your eyes.

What Are Gaming Glasses?

“What do gamer glasses do?” It's a natural question to ask when deciding whether to purchase a pair. To put it simply, blue light gaming glasses share several similarities with their non-gaming counterparts. Both options are available in clear, amber, and yellow tinted lenses and have coatings that filter out blue light wavelengths before they reach your eyes.

Gaming lenses also include anti-reflective coatings and higher magnification power. Even the frames are designed for comfort in a specialized environment—the temple arms are often flat and thin to accommodate a headset.

How Do They Work?

Electromagnetic waves exist all around us. A small percentage of these waves are visible to the human eye, including blue light. In addition to the sun, fluorescent and LED lights, televisions, and computer monitors are sources of blue light that gamers are regularly exposed to. The shorter the wavelength, the more energy it emits. Blue light falls at the high end of the energy spectrum, with short wavelengths ranging from 450 to 495 nanometers.

The blue light filter on gaming glasses filters out these wavelengths to shield your eyes from their harmful effects. Blue light lenses with a warm tint can also offset the blue light.

JINS' collection includes two blue light-blocking lens options. Gamers who spend a few hours in front of an electronic screen each day can benefit from lenses that block 25% of blue light. If heavy screen usage is part of the daily routine, opt for lenses that block 40% of blue light wavelengths. Both lens types include anti-glare coatings.

What Are They Used For?

Blue light is not entirely bad, as the body needs small amounts to function. Exposure to blue light in the morning, for instance, suppresses the body's production of melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate the body's sleep-wake cycle. When melatonin levels are low, you won't feel sleepy.

Unfortunately, hours spent playing video games exposes eyes to unhealthy doses of blue light. The reduction of melatonin can make it difficult or impossible to get a good night's rest.

So, do gaming glasses work? Let's put it this way: If you typically play video games into the wee hours of the morning, wearing these special lenses can prevent your internal clock from going haywire, which can keep insomnia at bay.

The increase in magnification power is designed to help you avoid squinting, which also reduces eye strain. The anti-reflective coating can eliminate the annoying glare that forces eyes to work overtime to focus. Anti-glare coatings also improve color contrast for better display accuracy. This is a definite plus for players who have RGB monitors as part of their gaming setup.

Quality Eyewear for Your Gaming Lifestyle

JINS Screen lenses fit into all our frames, whether you like them minimalist and modern or oversized and retro. Just choose the filter strength that best meets your needs and let us take care of the rest. We'll have you looking sharp in time for your next digital adventure.