Bollé Safety, the world-renowned leading manufacturer of safety glasses and goggles, has announced ProBlu by Bollé Safety, its new line of protective eyewear made from the most advanced blue blocker lens technology aimed at preventing vision damage from harmful blue light. The usage of digital devices with LED technologies has skyrocketed worldwide, and with this usage comes an increased exposure to blue light, which is emitted by LED screens at higher levels than naturally emitted by the sun. This has become a growing concern for health, with increased exposure to blue light being tied to eye strain, long-term retina damage, as well as negative impacts on physical and mental wellbeing. To combat exposure to blue light and reduce the risk of these health concerns, the new ProBlu line currently consists of 19 different pairs of protective glasses for different types of wearers, with prescription glasses set to be available in 2022.
This range was developed with the most advanced embedded blue blocker lens technologies, ProBlu 420 and ProBlu 445, using polycarbonate lenses to allow for the dispersed pigments to block blue light up to 445 nanometers (nm). Combined with the blue anti-reflective coating applied to the inside of the lens, the ProBlu 420 product range absorbs 100% of the harmful blue light up to 420 nm, making wearers’ eyes feel more comfortable and less strained. As screen time is a part of everyone’s daily routines, ProBlu by Bollé Safety offers products for both the wearer’s professional and personal lives. This new ProBlu line features products tailored to four main audiences:
- Industrial: Made for those in more industrial work environments, these glasses combine protection and performance, fully compliant with international safety standards to protect wearers’ vision from blue light as well as other hazards in their work environments. Those at worksites including research laboratories, automotive plants, construction sites, as well as oil, gas, mining and power facilities, face blue light from a variety of sources, so these glasses are designed with the most advanced blue blocker lens technology to maintain the highest levels of productivity at work no matter the circumstances.
- Screeners: Made for those who sit in front of screens all day, whether that’s for work at the office or during leisure time at home. ProBlu Screeners’ glasses come in a variety of sophisticated styles, from retro and timeless to bold and modern, while still offering top-of-the-line blue light protection and made with the same anti-glare and scratch-resistant innovations found on all Bollé Safety products. The Wellington and London models are also available as reading glasses ranging from +1 to +3.
- Kids: Made for today’s kids, who are currently doing more online (including school) than adults ten years ago would ever dream about. Bollé Safety designed a whole new line of ProBlu glasses just for them to keep those precious eyes comfortable during screen time with the same protections found in the glasses for adults.
- Gamers: Gamers spend hours in front of screens playing, so it’s incredibly important for them to protect their vision. However, these protections cannot be distracting lest they negatively impact their gameplay. That is why we are developing comfortable and performant frames with ProBlu 445 filtrering technology lenses that will absorb harmful blue light up to 445 nm, without altering colors or perception of the games. These glasses will be available in 2022 and will allow gamers the protection to focus on their game and nothing else.
“Cutting down on screen time may not always be possible or realistic,” Rubina Meunier, Vice President of Brand from Bollé Safety, “so with the launch of ProBlu, we are trying to meet people where they are and offer them a range of options to protect their eyes from blue light in all areas of their lives. Today, screentime can feel inevitable, but at least with our state-of-the-art protective technologies, we’re able to make it safer and more comfortable. At Bollé Safety, we believe that blue light glasses shouldn’t just be about eye safety concerns, but also about improving physical and mental wellbeing, sharpening skills and allowing for accelerated decision-making; letting you see all you can do.”
The full range of ProBlu by Bollé Safety products are available at select worldwide retailers and online.
About Bollé Safety
Bollé Safety’s mission is to protect the eyesight of every wearer. A global brand with a heritage of over 130 years, Bollé Safety’s first series of glasses and goggles for industrial and tactical protection were launched in 1950. Bollé Safety has been built on a genuine desire to use the best available technology and innovation to create sustainable and quality products that people love to wear over the years. The company has earned a reputation with those who know its products for high quality, because Bollé Safety constantly refine its trademark combination of performance, fit, and comfort, resulting in some of the most technologically advanced safety eyewear in the industry. Bollé Safety is the leading global manufacturer of protective eyewear worn by industrial workers, first responders, military, shooting enthusiasts, healthcare and cleanroom professionals all around the world. Its eye protections are worn by more than 20 million people from over 150,000 companies in over 100 countries in all sectors of activity in which there is a risk to the eyes and face.
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