A few months ago, I posted a guide & review on Owndays Singapore and mentioned that I would like to get PC lenses with them as well as do a pair of eye glasses in Korea/Japan and I did both! Now I have 3 pairs of spectacles which is alittle too much. Oh well, at least I don't have to worry about not being able to see if I were to lose one pair of spectacles!
You might be wondering, what is blue light and why do we emphasis so much on it now?
Blue light is not something new; it is the advancement in technology and increased reliance on the usage of these electronic devices that makes it a concern. The exposure to blue light is being increased daily and as mentioned earlier, it is accumulative and can cause permanent eye damage. You might not experience the effects of it now, but 20-30years down the road, would you still think the same way? More information on blue light can be found here.
Actually I didn't even know about all these until I decided to blog about PC lenses and Google for more information. Now I will make sure that I wear my PC lenses whenever I use my computer!
I just had to use my favourite colour as an example, so all the new Ultem PC frames come with PC lenses of 0 degrees at the cost of $60. I wished they could have made things easier by stating the prices online to save the trip of going down then finding out the price difference. Even I was confused with the pricing when I first saw it, the information online was rather limited, one had to clarify with the sales assistants for the final price.
The price difference and amount you have to top up is dependent on the type of frame and lenses you choose. It is treated as lens replacement in this context. For example, ON2011 frame, which is under Ultem PC frame collection, you have to top up $98 for clear lenses (1.6 index) or add another $100 to it for either PC lenses(1.6 index/1.67 index) or clear lenses (1.74 index).
In case you're wondering, 1.6 / 1.67 / 1.74 indexes are the thickness of the lenses (the higher the index, the thinner the lenses), usually if your power is above 400 degrees, they would recommend you to take 1.67 index. I think the price is pretty straightforward after I did up that image so if you need any further assistance, you can visit their shop or leave a comment below :)
Once my eyes are accustomed to PC lenses, I find that my eyes doesn't feel as tired or strained as compared to the past when I used computer for long hours. The brownish tint in the lenses helped to reduce glare and improve the contrast of the electronic devices which in turn relaxes my eyes. I did switch back to clear lenses to evaluate and the difference can be felt within a couple of hours of using my computer. Now I can't do without my PC lenses whenever I blog or read ebook because I can really feel a significant difference and after reading all those articles on how blue light damages ones' eyes scared me. I still wish to see when I'm older :x
Maybe we are just the rare few that has such problems with PC lenses, but overall, once you're used to it, you should do it fine with it!