In today’s world, screens are everywhere. We use our computers, phones, and tablets for everything from work to entertainment. While technology has made our lives easier and more connected, prolonged screen time can also have negative effects on our health. This is where blue light blocking glasses come in.
What is blue light?
Blue light is a type of visible light that has a short wavelength and high energy. It is present in natural sunlight, but it is also emitted by digital devices such as smartphones, computers, and televisions. Blue light is known to affect our circadian rhythm, which is our body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. It can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep, and disrupt our sleep patterns, especially when we are exposed to it at night. While blue light has some beneficial effects, such as boosting alertness and improving mood during the day, excessive exposure to it can cause eye strain, headaches, and sleep disruption.
Wearing eyeglasses that contain blue light blocking lenses can provide several benefits.
Reduce eye strain and discomfort
One of the most significant benefits of blue light blocking glasses is reducing eye strain. When we spend long hours looking at screens, our eyes can become tired and dry, leading to discomfort and even pain. Blue light blocking glasses can help alleviate this strain by filtering out the blue light that causes it.
Wearing blue light blocking lenses can improve visual clarity, reduce glare, and increase contrast, making it easier to see and read on digital screens.
Improve sleep quality
Another benefit of blue light blocking glasses is improved sleep. By blocking out the blue light that can interfere with our natural sleep cycle, these glasses help us get a better night’s rest.
Prevent digital eye strain
Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, is a condition that affects people who spend a lot of time in front of digital screens, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. It is caused by prolonged exposure to the blue light emitted by these devices, as well as factors such as glare, poor lighting, and improper viewing distances. The symptoms of digital eye strain can include dry eyes, eye fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and difficulty focusing. While digital eye strain is not usually serious, it can be uncomfortable and affect your productivity, particularly if you spend a lot of time working on a computer. Wearing blue light blocking glasses can help alleviate digital eye strain!
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in front of screens, consider investing in a pair of blue light blocking glasses today. At Vision Center, LTD, in Shelton, and Waterbury Eye Associates in Waterbury, we carry a wide range of fashionable eyewear, including blue light glasses. Come visit one of our convenient locations and let our opticians help you find the perfect pair for your specific needs!