What are the benefits of blue light glasses?
People all around the world spend hours staring at digital screens on a daily basis — on tablets, smartphones, computers and more. But did you know that even a few hours spent looking at a screen can result in serious eye strain?
Digital eye strain occurs when eyes are exposed to harmful blue light that is given off by digital screens. The condition can cause headaches, dry eyes and blurry vision, among other types of discomfort.
Fortunately, there is a way to combat these unfavorable symptoms: with glasses that block harmful blue light. Blue light glasses provide protection for eyes, and can even prevent damage when they are worn regularly.
Top benefits of blue light glasses
How can blue light glasses help vision? If you are an avid computer, tablet or smartphone user, you may want to note these top benefits of blue light glasses, and consider incorporating them into your vision care routine:
Reduce eye strain and discomfort
Blue light glasses can relieve the pain and discomfort that comes with staring at bright digital screens for long periods of time. This is because they are specially designed with lenses which absorb the blue light before it has a chance to enter the eyes.
Eyes can become tired after being exposed to brightness in general, but when focused on a bright screen, the strain may be even more noticeable. Blue light glasses can reduce this stress, allowing you to be more productive with the very tasks you are using your device for.
Aid with sleeping patterns
Blue light disrupts the favorable level of melatonin (the sleep hormone) that the body naturally produces, which in turn can cause poor-quality sleep. Wearing blue light glasses while you use a digital device can reduce these disruptions and allow you to be more restful.
Note: Although blue light glasses can tone down the intensity of a screen’s light, it is best to avoid using digital screens close to bedtime. This is because exposure to bright light (especially blue light) sends a signal to the brain that the body should be awake.
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Prevent serious eye conditions
In addition to providing immediate relief from everyday eye stress and digital eye strain, blue light glasses can help prevent eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, a condition which can eventually lead to blindness.
How? Blue light glasses shield eyes from harmful computer light that can damage the light-sensitive cells found in the retina. When these cells encounter too much blue light, without any sort of protection, early symptoms of age-related macular degeneration may appear.
Are blue light glasses worth it?
Blue light glasses can help alleviate digital eye strain, improve your sleeping patterns and even play a role in preventing major eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration. They provide protection for your overall eye health, especially in a world so reliant on digital screens.
Blue light protection is available in both prescription and non-prescription lenses, making it an advantage to consider for everyone, whether or not you need vision correction.
Ready to experience the benefits of blue light glasses? Find your nearest Eye Care Professional now.