Jillian Urcelay: How is blue light emitted, and why do you believe we should be protecting our eyesight from it?
Hamish Tame: Blue light is part of our everyday life, and our primary source of blue light is the sun. As technologies have evolved, we now spend more time in front of our screens, emitting a more intense blue light. This blue light can permanently damage the retinas in our eyes, so we must do what we can to protect our eyes from it.
Have you seen a larger demand for blue light frames in the industry since the start of the pandemic, and why do you think this is the case?
Over the past few years, more studies and information on blue light and screen use have become available, resulting in consumers beginning to realize the effects blue light has on their eye health. During the pandemic and lockdown, the millennial generation became aware and conscious of their health and well-being. As a result, we found that demand for blue light glasses has dramatically increased since 2019.
Can you describe the look and feel of Le Spec’s new Blue Light collection? Is it reminiscent of the frames fans have come to love and expect from the brand?
Our new collection of Le Specs Blue Light glasses updates our most iconic and classic styles with an aesthetic that feels slightly vintage. The range uses a color palette of translucent tones paired with tortoiseshells and black, making them easy to wear every day in front of your screen or computer. We also have a series of styles made from our ultra-lightweight and super flexible Le Tough material for the more rough and tumble guys out there.