Innerexile and STC Optical & Chemical have joined forces to develop the OpticPro, a curved edge glass screen protector that blocks up 40% of the harmful blue light emitted by your iPhone 7. The OpticPro boasts 9H hardness that prevents scratching, is anti-smudge, anti-glare, and easy to install. Preorder yours now starting at $31 on Kickstarter.
Combining excellent screen protection as well as eye protection, the OpticPro is an impressive screen protector in a saturated market of iPhone accessories. Innerexile worked with STC to create a “Glue after coating” process which creates a 6-layer anti-reflection coating that also blocks 40% of harmful blue light, in the 380nm-480nm range, while also maintaining a 96% light transmission rate.
According to the Health Publishing Department at Harvard Medical School, the blue light emitted by phones and television screens ranging between 370nm and 480nm is harmful to our health. This range of blue light is said to cause visual fatigue and contributes to myopia and other eye issues. Prolonged exposure to this light can also lead to retinal damage and add to macular degeneration. This blue light can also disrupt sleep patterns, and we all need sleep.
The OpticPro also features a 3D curved edge, which offers gap-less full protection of the screen. Since the edge of the screen protector is curved, it also prevents it from having sharp edges or catching on your finger or pocket and accidentally being removed.
The OpticPro was very easy to install. Once I aligned the edges and speaker holes, I placed the screen protector on my phone and it quickly and easily adhered to the screen. There were a couple of bubbles, however, I was quickly able to remove them with pressure. The OpticPro uses premium 70um optical silicon adhesive, which is said to leave no residue once the screen protector is removed from your phone.
The OpticPro does have a decent thickness, so you’ll need to be aware that the OpticPro will add some thickness to your phone. Also, due to the thickness of the screen protector, you’ll notice that you’ll have to push your finger past the screen protector to get to the home button in order to press it. I got used to it after a couple of days of use.
Due to the special coatings you will also notice a blue tint to your phone’s screen when the screen is off. This does not actually affect the day-to-day use of your phone, so I didn’t worry about it.
The OpticPro’s retail package comes with all of the accessories you need to successfully install the screen protector. It comes with a wet wipe to clean your phone, a dry wipe to dry it, and stickers to take any of the extra lint off of your screen.
Overall, I’ve been impressed by innerexile and STC’s OpticPro screen protector, however, I was unable to notice any difference in eye fatigue. This was not a scientific test, however. The OpticPro protects the screen extremely well, though, and the screen protector was precisely engineered to match the iPhone’s speaker, camera, and sensor locations.
Innerexile & STC’s Kickstarter campaign is now live, preorder yours today, starting at $31 for the iPh0ne 7 and $34 for the iPhone 7 Plus at Kickstarter.com.
Source: The OpticPro screen protector was a manufacturer provided review sample.
What I Like: Excellent screen protection; Precisely engineered to match the iPhone; Simple installation; Protects from harmful light rays; Scratch resistant.
What Needs Improvement: Thicker than most screen protectors.