Ending blue light
The times when eyeglasses served solely to correct vision or as protection against bright sunlight are long since over, if indeed they ever existed at all. Today, spectacle frames are fashion items and stylish accessories. And there is a vast number of models. They are either light and unassuming or large and conspicuous, are made of titanium or aluminum, of plastic, horn or wood, and are not only found at your trusty local optician’s, where you have to wait days or even weeks until the lenses are ground to suit your needs, but are also offered in department stores or design stores in set prescriptions.
A different approach is taken by South Korean spectacles label “YUN”, which in autumn 2015 opened a flagship store on Rosenthalerstraße in Berlin. Their promise: every pair of glasses will be finished within 20 minutes, meaning you can take them home after a short waiting time. Aside from relying on trained opticians this claim is made possible by the robot “AES-2200”. Developed by CJ Yun, who has been active in the glasses industry from over 30 years and has worked as a designer for Gucci, Prada and Kenzo, he makes the individual lenses using blank lenses from his own production.
For “YUN Boho PC Collection” the lenses were developed with a special coating that filters out up to 34 percent of the high-energy blue light emitted by the LED monitors of PCs, smartphones or tablets without the clear glass look being lost. Ultraviolet light is blocked by up to 100 percent. These lenses that are also intended to protect wearers against the harmful influence of computer light can be combined freely with the 40 frames on offer. After all, almost everybody spends way too much time looking at some screen or other.