What is the difference between naturally occuring blue light and artificial blue light?
Blue light is a color of light with high energy and shorter wavelengths. Naturally occurring blue light comes from the sun, and is balanced with healing red and infrared light.
Artificial blue light is light emanating from sources such as our device screens and city lights, and that is not balanced by healing red and infrared light. Artificial blue light also creates an unnatural peak at 455 nanometers in the visual light spectrum, which is harmful to your health and disrupts your sleep.
What are the differing effects of blue light and artificial blue light on the body?
Naturally occurring blue light sets our Circadian rhythm, releases cortisol, which increases awareness and focus, and sets us up for the next night of restorative sleep.
Artificial blue light creates eye strain, decreases energy and brain function, disrupts the release of melatonin after dark, interrupts our natural Circadian rhythm, and leads to a decrease in vitality, and to long term chronic health issues such as obesity, anxiety, depression, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases.
What is our Circadian rhythm and why is it important to maintain?
Our Circadian rhythm is our body's natural sleep/wake cycle, which is based on the rising and the setting of the sun. At sunrise, our body is designed to take in the dawn light and release hormones that make us awake, alert, and focused. After sunset, our body is designed to release melatonin, which leads to natural and restful sleep.
Maintaining our natural Circadian rhythm increases our energy and focus during the day, and leads to the sleep we need to restore, repair, and revitalize our bodies at night. During sleep is when our mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, repair, and thus it is important to our health to get restorative sleep. Maintaining our Circadian rhythm during one day will help lead to the next night of healthy sleep.
What makes the lenses in Gilded glasses the best for blocking blue light?
Gilded glasses are made with the only lenses created with a proprietary blend of pigments that are infused directly into the lenses. This proprietary blend contains melanin, which is a pigment naturally occurring in our eyes. Melanin naturally absorbs blue light, and thus, the lenses in Gilded glasses are able to block 95% (day lenses) - 100% (night lenses) of blue light.
What times of day should I wear the Gilded day lenses and the Gilded night lenses?
Gilded day lenses can be worn anytime during the day, and should especially be worn when in front of any source of artificial blue light. Gilded night lenses should be worn after sunset, and especially in front of any source of artificial blue light.
Can Gilded glasses be worn with contacts?
Yes, all Gilded glasses can be worn with contact lenses.
Will I be able to see other colors while wearing Gilded glasses?
Yes. The proprietary blend of pigments in the lenses in Gilded glasses will block blue light while still allowing you to see the rest of the color spectrum.
What is your return policy?
We offer a 30 day, free return or exchange policy for our eyewear. If you aren't totally satisfied with your purchase, we'll get you setup with a full refund or exchange within 30 days of receipt. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return or exchange.
NOTE: Gilded cannot accept returns or exchanges of PRESCRIPTION glasses.