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Get your blue blockers here! Yes, you heard correctly! goodr sunglasses now sells blue blocker sunglasses. The new line, launched as a part of our new vertical GAME goodr, features five shades with Blue Mirage err... blue light blocking technology. Allegedly, blue light is bad for your eyes, your sleep, your digestive tract (we may have made that up), and a plethora of other things that have yet to be discovered. And allegedly, these shades will solve all your problems and help you live forever. Step right up, folks! Give ‘em a try! Can you afford not to?!?!?! Wait, that’s a silly question, because priced at $25 and $35 we’ve made this miracle blue blocking eyewear technology as affordable as it gets!
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Are all blue blocker sunglasses the same?

The answer is a resounding: NO! Not only do we believe our goodr blue light blocking sunglasses are the best blue blockers of 2020, they’re spectacular for gaming. Nintendo, Playstation, iPhone, computer, heck maybe you’re still playing Snake on one of those old Nokia bricks… we don’t care what you’re gaming on or where, if there is a screen, you’re going to want these blue blocker glasses. If the last 172 words didn’t convince you, we’re pretty sure that this breakdown on what the F blue light blocking glasses are will take you home.
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Is staring at a screen all day bad?

We’re going to answer this question with a question… Do you think staring at a screen all day is bad?! Is there anything natural about staring at a screen all day? No. So it probably is not the greatest thing for you.

Our glowing screens of death that we use for hours a day x 365 days in a year are causing digital eye strain and blue light exposure. Fact. These are the two areas that doctors and researchers are directing their attention. The American Optometric Association calls it “Computer Vision Syndrome.” Ever feel blurry vision, dry eyes, headache or neck pain after a day full of Zoom meetings or an all-nighter trying to beat the latest version of Grand Theft Auto? Yep, this group of eye- and vision-related issues could be from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone use.

The increased amount of screen-gazing, America’s new form of stargazing (sadly… please, we’re begging you, don’t stop stargazing!) also exposes us to dreaded blue light waves. Nope, not Bud Light, b-l-u-e light. The scientists can’t get on the same page with how blue light exposure affects your eyes, but it’s been said to cause multiple issues. Primarily, researchers and doctors can agree that it wreaks havoc on your circadian rhythm.

This is how GAME goodr likes to think of it: When you’re deep into your game and you have the option to hit “save” do you? Heck yes you do! Because even though you’re a baller gamer, it’s better to be safe than sorry right? You could die a bloody death around the next turn you take, but at least you will be able to go back to the spot you hit save at. Same applies to blue blockers. If your eyes are important to you, then you should be doing your best to keep them safe. Hit save people!

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Sooo… wtf is blue light anyways?

Remember ROYGBIV. Yeah… blue light is the B in that very long acronym. Come on people, 7th grade science class, get with the program. Humans see the rainbow (and if you’re eating Skittles right now you might even be able to taste it too.) The spectrum of visible light goes from red to violet. The blue light is said to generate an awake and upbeat feeling. AKA not ideal for right before bed… hence why you really should be wearing blue blocking glasses if you’re tryin’ ta Netflix n’ chill.

What gives off blue light?

The answer to this question will either make you go, “duh,” or “shit that’s cray.” All visible light sources give off blue light waves! The sun, touchscreens, even a basic ass light bulb. This means that during the day, we’re hit with plenty of blue, but once the sun sets, we’re continuing to be exposed thanks to all of the artificial sources surrounding us.
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Is blue light going to kill me?

YES. BUY THESE GLASSES. Just kidding, the answer to that is definitely “no”. We think the question you might be trying to ask is if blue light is harmful? Let’s chat with an IRL scientist…

Dr. Raj Maturi, spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology would say, pffft, probs not. His logic, "During the day, you get 10 times as much blue light from the sun as you do from your computer screen. Our bodies have evolved to deal with this light." This is true, the American Academy of Ophthalmology will stand on their soapbox and tell you that we are exposed to blue light all day errr day from the sun and there is no evidence that blue light specifically from screens causes extra damage.

However, this “digital eye strain” conundrum is real. And whether you’re a hardcore gamer, a casual gamer, a student, some kind of professional sitting in front of your laptop daily, or just plain old addicted to your cellphone (:::cough::: 93% of the world [that’s a goodr stat, not an actually stat FYI]), you can attest to feeling like your eyes have been werked (and not in fun way). Which is why, Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit dedicated to mitigating vision loss, suggests that blue light can contribute to eye strain. If your eyes are super strained you’re more likely to get headaches, you’re going to feel like garbage.

The American Optometric Association has research out that indicates increased amounts of exposure to blue light can actually damage your retina. This is the innermost layer of your eye that helps signal to your brain what you are seeing. Probably not a component you want to tamper with.

It’s truly a big IDK. However, wearing blue blockers is one way to lessen the risk and make your eyes feel better. Who doesn’t like happy eyes!?? Another bonus is they’re fashionable AF. You’ll feel cutting edge wearing goodr’s Blue Mirage line of glasses.

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What do blue blocker sunglasses do?

Oh yes, important question! Blue blocking glasses do exactly what they sound like they do. They use filters in the lenses to block the blue light from getting through. They even prevent those pesky UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your peepers. That’s a known win. Using blue light blocking glasses at night while screen-gazing is especially beneficial because like we mentioned earlier, the blue light aids in staying awake, as it is a high energy light, and when you’re trying to wind down after a long day, you’re not trying to screw with your circadian rhythm. It’s an easy accessory to pop on before starting another round of Mario Kart.

Should I be wearing blue blockers?

Let’s get into the circadian rhythm thing more… the reason blue light impacts your sleep is because blue light affects when your body is creating melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep and wake cycle. So if you are struggling to fall asleep, rocking a pair of blue blockers is a smart move.

Carl, our CEO Flamingo, wanted to pass down a pro tip to everyone: The 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes stop what you’re doing and stare at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. (He advises not to stare at people, this can lead to awkward interactions and misinterpretations…) The purpose? The 20-20-20 rule allows your eye muscles to chill out for a second, helping reduce eye strain. We don’t realize how focused we get on our screens when we’re in the zone.

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We’re not sure if we actually answered any of your questions or concerns. Could blue blockers have a placebo effect? Quite possibly. Could they be saving you from going blind? Well… that’s extreme, but we don’t know. There is evidence out there that says they certainly could be helping. And if they’re helping, don’t you think they’re worth trying out?

Where to buy blue blocker sunglasses?

Check out goodr’s latest line of five Blue Mirage beauties, which we think are the BEST blue blocker sunglasses around. We hope they solve all of your problems, but at the end of the day, they might just be really flocking cool glasses. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

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