Lens Technology

What makes Muunel different from their competition?

There are several blue light filtering solutions, but they’re not all created equal. Generally, clear blue light filtering lenses use a coating or what is known as a UV 400 or UV 420 lens. Both these lenses filter light particularly from 400-420nm. However, Muunel filters over 50% of the entire range and almost 100% of the most impactful wavelengths (380 – 440nm). Additionally, digital devices emit Blue Light in the most abundance at 455nm. Competitors filter ~2% at this nanometer, Muunel filters ~30%.
The reason we’re more effective is the way our proprietary lens filters Blue Light. We embed a naturally occurring blue light filtering ocular pigment into our lens. This makes it the perfect balance between a virtually clear and effective solution. It also has the added benefit of blocking UV rays as well! We also apply a premium AR coating, to block ~100% of glare. Blue Light and glare are two massive reasons for symptoms of Digital Eye Strain, like eye fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, and blurry vision.

We believe that Muunel lenses are the perfect balance between a virtually clear, beautiful lens and an effective Blue Light filtering solution. We did the research so you don’t have to! Check out our lens technology pages for additional information.

Are there any side effects?

Nope, there aren’t negative side effects!

Our eyes never evolved to stare at screens all day, so our Blue Light filtering lenses are only doing your eyes a favor and allowing for more comfortable and productive screen time. In fact, if you’re wearing non-magnified lenses, then you’re good to wear your Muunel both in and out of office settings!
However, if you decided on magnification (whether +.25 or a reader lens), then we recommend only using your glasses in close distance viewing. Regardless of magnification, though, your eyes will not become dependent on the positive effects of your Muunel!

Do I need magnification?

Magnification is definitely not for everyone. Most of us are in meetings or talking with a colleague intermittently throughout the day, giving our eyes temporary breaks from the screen. If this sounds like you, non-magnified lenses may be best for you.
But, if you’re glued to your screen and find yourself hunched over and squinting, then it may help. The optional +.25 magnification helps your eyes’ ciliary muscles work less when spending hours on end glued to your screen (think: coders, analysts, designers). 

The downside to the magnification is that if you interact with your environment and keep your glasses on, they could cause some otherwise unprecedented irritation and disorientation (some customers do not experience this, though).

Still not sure? Send us a note at [email protected]