The international brand Bollé Safety, leader in the PPE eyewear market, is extending its blue-blocker innovation – called ProBlu – to prescription lenses.
With prescription eyewear accounting for 60% of the PPE market, this innovation is part of an expanding market where the need for blue-light protective eyewear is becoming more prevalent as new practices such as teleworking become more common. In 2021, adults were spending an average of almost 7 hours a day on digital devices, exposing themselves to harmful blue light1.
Blue light can indeed damage the retina, increase the risk of eye disease and increase eye strain, which is the number one complaint of people working on computers².
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Glasses that protect against harmful blue light and adapt to your eyesight
This summer, Bollé Safety is launching its blue blocker technology, ProBlu, on its new range of Office glasses. This blue light filtering technology is one of the most advanced on the market due to its availability on the range of prescription lenses but above all due to its characteristics, which reflect the brand’s expertise in the blue light segment. This innovation complements the Bollé Safety range of non-prescription blue light glasses, which are dedicated to protecting the eyes of workers and children exposed to harmful blue light, launched on the market in December 2021.
The benefits of this range for workers’ vision lie in its multiple characteristics. First of all, it is composed of 11 unisex frames for office workers, those for whom the daily use of a digital display is essential to the completion of their tasks. The use of screens is at the heart of different professions and uses. This range is therefore not only intended to protect the eyesight of its users but also to facilitate the transition between professional and private life.
The range also includes children’s frame, designed to preserve their visual comfort when using screens, which is becoming more and more present in their daily lives.
With this range, which offers a perfect balance between optical clarity and blue light filtration, Bollé Safety confirms its main mission: to protect the eyesight of its users by combining performance and comfort.
These lenses are made of polycarbonate, a material of choice that offers greater filtration, robustness, thinner and lighter lenses and a longer durability. This lens technology is available on curve 4 frames for office use.
ProBlu 420 technology absorbs 100% of harmful blue light at 420nm and 80% of harmful blue light at 445nm to ensure better vision.
The models in this range will be available for purchase through the brand’s network of opticians and specialist distributors starting at 145 euros ex VAT, including frames.
A range of protection against harmful blue light also available without prescription
In addition to prescription lenses, the state-of-the-art ProBlu technology is also available for protective eyewear without prescription. Aimed at screen users, this ‘Blue Light’ range consists of 7 unisex frames for industrial needs, 24 frames for office use – women, men, unisex and 3 frames for children.
The features of this range vary between product lines, but all the lenses in this range are made of polycarbonate. The children’s and office lines also have an internal anti-reflective coating for added visual comfort. The models in the industrial line have an anti-scratch coating.
The products’ curve ranges from 4 to 8 to fit to all morphology and protect users depending on their needs. The higher the curve of a frame, the narrower the correction range. For example, a very curved frame (base 8) will accommodate 70% of corrections, whereas a slightly curved frame (base 4) is recommended for users requiring strong correction.
These models are available for purchase at a recommended price in Europe ranging from 45 to 75 euros depending on the frame and are sold through specialist distributors, e-commerce sites and health professionals such as opticians.
With its perfect balance between clarity, optical filtration and visual comfort, this technology counters the harmful effects of blue light and thus preserves the eyesight of all screen users.
Peter Smith, CEO of Bollé Safety
A complete range of RX and blue blocker glasses for all high-risk professions
Bollé Safety wants to provide the best possible protection to the safety and industrial professions. Therefore the Bzen coating (blue light filtration anti-reflective technology) is preferred because it is certified for impact according to regulatory standards and certified S or F depending on the lens material selected.
In other words, the marking on the lenses and the frame ensure that the product is resistant to low-energy impact. These characteristics are essential for these professions and Bollé Safety makes sure to offer them a frame that guarantees their safety and comfort.
For this industrial range of prescription glasses with B-Zen coating, 23 unisex models are available starting at 72 euros (including the frame).
- Digital 2022 global overview | datareportal.com
- Ranasinghe et al., 2016 | Computer vision syndrome among computer office workers