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BluBlock Tinted Reading Glasses

All of our reading glasses have lens options that allow you to customize your reading glasses. Why get cheap, disposable tinted readers with overly tinted obnoxious lens colors, when you can choose a tint color that filters 100% of the bad blue light/HEV and looks great? Protect your eyes from blue light/HEV and reduce glare or, if you want, just get a fun cosmetic look!

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Single Vision Reading Glasses- Our blue block and cosmetic tints are available as options on all of our single vision reading glasses. These lens tint options are also available in our:

Bifocal Reading Glasses - No power at the top and the same power each eye at the bottom from +1.00 to +3.00. All Mojo BluBlock tints are an option as well as non-blue block pink and blue.

Computer Bifocals - Arms' length computer power at the top with up-close reading power at the bottom. You can either get these with a non-blue block AR coating to cut computer glare or our Mojo BluBlock Tints.

1. Find a frame that you like. There are hundreds to choose from!

2. Add on a tint. It's only $10.00 and you have many options.

About Our Lens Tints - New Blue Block and Cosmetic Tints

If you have purchased reading glasses with us before with our original Mojo BluBlock Tints then you may want to see this page about some of the changes we have made, and our newer versions, New vs Old Mojo BluBlock Tints

Mojo BluBlock Tints

Mojo Blue Block Night, Mojo BluBlock Day, Mojo BluBlock Sun, and Mojo Cosmetic Lens Tints.

For those people that want or need additional help with bright or fluorescent lights, or are photophobic to any degree, our new blue block formulations are designed to offer optimal blue light protection while allowing beneficial light through to your eyes. All of our lenses filter 100% of UV, and our Mojo BluBlock Tints filter out 100% of the harmful blue light. We are now using a new valuation in our tint descriptions called the Wertheim Factor which better defines the quality of blue block lenses.

See our Mojo BluBlock Tints below. If you would like to learn more about our Mojo BluBlock Tints, you can see - Spectrograms and Light Transmission Details

Mojo BluBlock Night Lens Tints:

mojobbnight-yellow-2.pngMojo BluBlock Night Yellow Tint

A high contrast lens tint for reading at night on tablets or computer screens. This tint provides optimal blue light protection from bad blue light with minimal intensity. This tint can also be used during the day but most people find the Mojo BluBlock Amber Melanin Tint (below) to be more soothing to the eyes under office lights. This tint has a very "bright" feel and can slightly alter the colors you see especially on computer screens. Wertheim Factor: ~41

Color: Yellow  Depth: ~40%  Feel: soothing at night, bright during the day.

Filters out 42% of blue light

Use: Night, but also good for daytime reading.

Addresses: Blue light related issues from display screens like eye strain and insomnia.

Recommendations: For reading glasses, wear before going to sleep while reading tablets, iPads, etc... or while watching TV (with zero power or prescription distance lenses)

Mojo BluBlock Day Lens Tints:

mojobbday-amber2.pngMojo BluBlock Day Amber (Melanin Tint)

Synthetic melanin is infused into the lenses providing great eye protection by filtering out most of the HEV light. It is designed to make up for the loss of retinal melanin which occurs with increasing age.  Our most popular tint. Wertheim Factor: 36

Color: Amber  Depth: ~20%  Feel: Comfortable with increased contrast

Filters out 44% of blue light

Use: Day indoors, but also good for nighttime time reading.

Addresses: Blue light related issues from display screens as well as glare from overhead lighting. This tint helps to reduce the damage that contributes to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

Recommendations: For reading glasses, wear any time day or night, before going to sleep while reading tablets, iPads, etc... or while watching TV (with zero power or prescription distance lenses)

mojobbday-tan3.pngMojo BluBlock Day Tan (Melanin Tint)

Just like the Amber Melanin above but with a darker color to address light sensitivity. This tint provides maximum protection from HEV light while allowing good light through. Great for daytime activities indoors especially if you are mildly photophobic. Wertheim Factor: 36

Color: Tan  Depth: ~30%  Feel: Great contrast but also dampens glare.

Use: Daytime use for any type of reading.

Filters out 59% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light related issues as well as glare and mild photophobia. This tint helps to reduce the damage that contributes to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

Recommendations: Daytime reading glasses or with zero power or prescription distance lenses, wear any time to address photophobia.

mojobbday-brown20-2.png Mojo BluBlock Day Brown 20

This is a good tint for light sensitive people primarily for use indoors. It filters bad blue light and dampens glare from fluorescent lights. Great for daytime activities indoors especially if you are mildly photophobic. Wertheim Factor: 31

Color: Brown  Depth: ~20%   Feel: Soothing with a bit of contrast.

Use: Daytime use for any type of reading.

Filters out 48% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light and CVS related issues as well as glare and mild photophobia.

Recommendations: Daytime reading glasses or with zero power or prescription distance lenses, wear any time to address mild photophobia.

mojobbday-grey20-2.png Mojo BluBlock Day Grey 20

This is a good tint for light sensitive people primarily for use indoors. It filters bad blue light and dampens glare from fluorescent lights. Because this is a darker color it has a lower Wertheim Factor, but grey is a neutral color and should not effect the colors you see. Wertheim Factor: 28

Color: Grey  Depth: ~20%   Feel: Soothing with no increased contrast.

Use: Daytime use for any type of reading.

Filters out 38% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light and CVS related issues as well as glare and mild photophobia.

Recommendations: Daytime reading glasses or with zero power or prescription distance lenses, wear any time to address mild photophobia.

mojobbtherapy-orange60-2.pngMojo BluBlock Therapy Orange 60

This tint is a highly intense orange color with a tinge of red. This tint has a very "bright" feel and will alter the colors you see especially on computer screens. Wertheim Factor: 33

Color: Orange  Depth: ~60% Feel: Bright with high contrast

Use: Daytime conditions for any type of reading or with plano lenses. If plano or distance correction, not for driving as these can null out traffic lights.

Filters out 74% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light and macular degeneration, retinitus pigmentosa, aphakia/pseudo-aphakia, and post operative cataract patients..

Recommendations: This is a very intense lens tint. Talk to your Eye Doctor about whether this tint might be for you.

Mojo BluBlock Sun Tints:

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This tint provides a combination of HEV/Blue Light protection and reduces glare. This tint is very neutral and won't alter the colors you see. Wertheim Factor: 26

Color: Grey  Depth: ~40%  Feel: Soothing with good glare protection.

Use: Daytime outdoor sunglass use for reading or for distance vision.

Filters out 58% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light and CVS related issues as well as sunlight glare and mild photophobia.

Recommendations: Daytime reading glasses outdoors. With zero power or prescription distance lenses, as moderately tinted sunglasses.

mojobbsun-grey60-2.pngMojo BluBlock Sun Grey 60

This tint provides a combination of good HEV/Blue Light protection and reduces glare. This tint is very neutral and won't alter the colors you see. This tint filters more HEV/Blue Light but also beneficial light (like most sunglasses) reducing the Wertheim Factor. Wertheim Factor: ~23

Color: Grey  Depth: ~60%  Feel: Neutral, cuts glare from the sun.

Use: Daytime outdoor sunglass use for reading or for distance vision.

Filters out 63% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light and CVS related issues as well as sunlight glare and photophobia.

Recommendations: Daytime reading glasses outdoors. With zero power or prescription distance lenses, as darkly tinted sunglasses.
mojobbsun-brown40-2.pngMojo BluBlock Sun Brown 40

Better HEV filtration than the Brown 20 and designed to help with photophobia. It filters bad blue light and dampens glare. It can also be used as a lighter sunglass tint. This tint is fairly neutral but can alter the colors you see, especially on computer screens. Wertheim Factor: 29

Color: Brown  Depth: ~40%  Feel: Soothing with good contrast and glare protection.

Use: Daytime outdoor sunglass use for reading or for distance vision.

Filters out 66% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light and CVS related issues as well as sunlight glare and mild photophobia.

Recommendations: Daytime reading glasses outdoors. With zero power or prescription distance lenses, as moderately tinted sunglasses.
mojobbsun-brown60-2.pngMojo BluBlock Sun Brown 60

This tint provides a combination of good HEV/Blue Light protection increased contrast, and reduces glare. This tint can alter the colors you see. It very effectively filters HEV/Blue Light but also beneficial light (like most sunglasses) reducing the Wertheim Factor to 23.

Color: Grey  Depth: ~60%  Feel: Cuts glare from the sun but provides contrast.

Use: Daytime outdoor sunglass use for reading or for distance vision.

Filters out 81% of blue light

Addresses: Blue light and CVS related issues as well as sunlight glare and photophobia.

Recommendations: Daytime reading glasses outdoors. With zero power or prescription distance lenses, as darkly tinted sunglasses. For distance vision as driving lenses.

Mojo BluBlock Cosmetic Tints:

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Mojo Cosmetic Pink 15, 30, 45

A fun tint that offers increased contrast. Does not filter blue light but does filter UV.

Mojo Cosmetic Blue 15, 30, 45

A very popular tint for people that want a "cool" look like musicians and performers. Does not filter blue light but does filter UV.

The WERTHEIM FACTOR

We view our blue block offerings as a vision health aid. We are now using various tint colors in specific tint depths to provide a optimal blue light/beneficial light balance. This balance is calculated as a value called the Wertheim Factor. (Patent Pending - see the Patent Application here.)

From the Patent- "The Wertheim Factor is a calculation utilizing a computer algorithm to analyze the transmission spectrum of an ophthalmic lens or filter. It then takes a ratio of the total energy blocked by the filter in the spectral region under study to the total optical energy available in the spectral region under study. This ratio is then multiplied by the luminous transmittance of the filter. The algorithm then outputs this figure of merit, the Wertheim Factor, expressed as a percentage. The actual value will change depending on the wavelength range chosen so that when comparing lenses, they must all be evaluated over the same spectral range. In order to be meaningful, the spectral range must include the photopic region, centered on 550 nm, as well as the region of the spectrum considered to be harmful. In the preferred embodiment, the spectral range used is from 315 nm to 780 nm."

Simply put, we can read the transmission of light through a lens with a special UV/Blue Light spectrometer and see what types of light are being transmitted and what are being filtered. Black, or air has a Wertheim Factor of 00. A perfectly balanced lens filtering blue light/HEV and allowing beneficial light through, would have a Wertheim Factor of about 43 and is pretty rare.

Wertheim Factor Lens Tint Type Blue/HEV and Beneficial Light Balance
0.00 No lens or black Black or Air N/A
10 to 20 Typical Non-blue block tint Poor at filtering blue/HEV
21 to 29 Brown or Grey blue block tints Good at filtering blue/HEV and glare outdoors
30 to 43 Medium to bright blue block tints Very Good to Excellent at filtering blue/HEV and provide the best vision.
Over 43 Highly saturated tints Therapy lens tints (see below*)

Darker brown or grey blue block tints can result in more HEV/blue light being filtered, but also means that more beneficial light gets filtered out too, which will result in a lower Wertheim Factor. This is fine for sunglasses.

*Highly saturated yellow or orange lenses will result in a higher Wertheim Factor but will filter more blue/HEV than necessary and result in a very intense visual feel and look cosmetically unappealing. These tints can have benefits as "Therapy Tints".

Therapy Tints - For the vast majority of people there is no reason to block out beneficial light, blue or not. If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer screen or using a tablet or cell phone, any of our blue block solutions, whether reading glasses or prescription will protect your eyes more than adequately. Therapy tints are typically a very intense yellow, orange, or red and are sometimes used by Eye Doctors to address various vision or health issues like color blindness, autism, retinitus pigmentosa, and many others. If for some reason you believe that blocking out all blue light/HEV or any beneficial light is something you need, then please consult with your eye doctor for advice. We can provide a number of different therapy tints by special request.

The value of using the Wertheim Factor:

  1. It establishes a better standard of quality for blue block tinted lenses.
  2. Using a special UV/BLUE LIGHT spectrometer we can measure this value for all of our blue block tinted lenses and we can maintain and even improve quality over time.
  3. It provides a simple way to understand the overall quality of blue block tinted products for consumers.

ReadingGlassesETC is one of the first companies to offer these innovative new vision health products using the Wertheim Factor as a quality standard. We have created Mojo BluBlock tints to provide optimal vision protection, the best optics, and the best value for computer users everywhere. Try them. You will love them. Send us feedback!  

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Learn more:

See Spectrograms and Light Transmission Details for our Mojo BluBlock Tinted Lenses

Blue Block AR Coating Options

BluBlock AR vs BluBlock Tints. Blue Block Guide - How to Choose

Custom Sunglasses for Protection and Fun

Computer Reading Glasses - Selecting the right lens power.

In depth: Monitor Glasses and Blue Light

[A big thank-you to Dr. William Moore, research physicist (and co-inventor of the Wertheim Factor), for not only sharing and explaining his vast and highly technical expertise with me, but also for his very patient and friendly advice.  -Steve Mower]