TechShield Blue is an anti-reflective coating that helps combat digital eye strain. This category D coating offers all the benefits of a premium lens enhancement, including excellent durability, cleanability, visual performance, and cosmetic appearance.
When considering blue light reduction, it's essential to examine where a product offers the greatest benefit.
TechShield Blue targets blue light wavelengths associated with digital eye strain (400-430nm), reducing exposure by as much as 85% at its peak.
Appearance matters. That's why TechShield Blue was designed to enhance visual performance, as well as personal appearance.
TechShield Blue has an attractive, near-clear appearance when not in the presence of blue light, and eliminates harsh reflections from the lens surface.
Digital eye strain doesn't discriminate. Neither does TechShield Blue. This next-generation enhancement can be applied to any prescription or non-prescription lens, and is available on all materials and designs.4
Discover what's behind this high-energy light that's causing such a stir.
Following are answers to frequently asked questions about TechShield Blue:
TechShield Blue is a next-generation, premium anti-reflective (AR) coating that reduces exposure to blue light from digital screens, energy-efficient lighting, and the sun. It is included as a specialty, D category, AR coating in the full portfolio of new and improved TechShield AR Coatings.
TechShield Blue both absorbs and reflects blue light.
TechShield Blue provides the biggest benefit in the blue light wavelength range associated with digital eye strain (400nm - 430 nm).
As a standard practice we do not promote a single fixed blue-light reduction percentage, because we do not feel this is the most scientifically appropriate or accurate way to describe what the product actually does in terms of blue light reduction. Instead, we publish TechShield Blue’s spectral transmittance graph which shows the percent reduction at all wavelengths across the entire blue light spectrum (400nm - 500nm).
Please reference the spectral transmittance graph here.
TechShield Blue automatically comes with UVR (backside UV protection) included.
TechShield Blue has a near-clear appearance. However, in conditions where a high amount of blue light is present, the product will have an indigo hue. The degree of color is determined by the amount of ambient blue light in the vicinity of the wearer. When there is more blue light present, the product will have more indigo coloration. When there is less blue light present, the product will appear clearer.
TechShield Blue’s near-clear appearance differentiates it from other blue-light-reducing lens products in the market that only absorb blue light (causing yellow/orange hue) or only reflect blue light (causing purple hue).
TechShield Blue is available on all lens designs and materials, unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer.
We are not manufacturing tinted or polarized lenses with TechShield Blue due to the change this would cause in spectral properties of the product.
Yes, it should be paired with Techshield Elite.
TechShield Blue is available through VSPOne® Technology Centers and Authorized Unity® Distributor Labs. Please see this resource for a full list of labs where you can order all new and improved TechShield AR Coatings.
The following specifies the category code for TechShield Blue and how it will appear in the AR Coating drop-down list:
***AR Coating D***
TechShield Blue UVR
For Platinum-tier practices in the VSP Premier Edge™ Program, each order of TechShield Blue on Unity or Ethos® lenses will receive Unity Savings.
Yes, each qualifying order of TechShield Blue placed through a VSPOne Technology Center can earn VSPOne Rewards points. Please visit VSPOneRewards.com for more details.
Yes, all orders of TechShield Blue will count towards a practice’s Optics purchases target in the VSP Premier Edge.
Price for patients wishing to pay out of pocket will be determined by the Eye Care Provider. Please refer to the VSPOne National Price List for private-pay pricing.
Yes. TechShield Blue is backed by a two-year warranty, which applies to scratching, peeling, or crazing under normal use. Lenses that are abused, extremely scratched, chipped, broken, or damaged are not covered under this warranty.