As everyone today tends to spend more time on screens than any generation ever before, it is important to understand the importance of wearing blue-light glasses. Most users suffer from digital eye strain after using their screen devices for over 2 hours. Some common symptoms of such eyestrain include blurry vision, dry eyes, and headaches.
However, many more problems can develop due to exposure to blue light. The use of glasses featuring blue-light filtering technology has been proven to help offset these symptoms.
What is Blue Light?
Blue light is all around you, and it is not just emitted by electronic device screens but also by the sun. While traditionally, people used to get most of their blue light exposure when outside, more people now get the exposure without even leaving their homes – from screens.
Why You Should Be Concerned about Blue Light Exposure
Blue light can be compared to salt in that our bodies need it in very little amounts. Getting adequate exposure to blue light offers certain positive benefits, but modern devices cause overexposure. Our customized blue light glasses help you overcome this overexposure and protect your eyes.
What are Blue Light Glasses?
Blue light glasses are specifically designed to filter or block out blue light. Some of the recorded benefits of using these glasses include:
- Improved visual performance
- Alleviating eye fatigue
- Improved sleep quality
- Conserving macular health
These glasses have specially designed lenses, and we offer prescription and non-prescription blue light glasses to help protect your eyes against exposure to blue-violet light.
Benefits of Blue-Light Glasses
Here, we have compiled a list of benefits of blue-light glasses and their importance in helping you lead a healthier life.
1. Relief from Eye Discomfort
When you use screens excessively, they can cause digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. Glasses featuring blue light filtering technology help improve your focus and cause reduced eye strain. Your eyes will feel less tired. We also recommend taking regular breaks when working in front of a screen.
When you look at a screen of hours, it is going to leave you feeling stressed. You can also suffer from eye and muscle strain. Blue light makes it difficult for you to focus on the screen. This causes strain on the eye when you try to concentrate. Blue light glasses, besides blocking out blue light, increase the screen contrast. This makes it easier to focus and further reduces eye strain.
2. Sleep Better
Excess exposure to screens is known to affect sleep patterns negatively. Blue light’s high energy frequency causes an increase in alertness, thus delaying the natural release of melatonin in the body. The timely release of melatonin is important for inducing sleep.
It is usually recommended to avoid screen time 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. The use of blue-light glasses can help minimize your exposure. This means you can use devices just before going to bed while still getting a good night’s sleep. It is still recommended to avoid the use of devices before going to bed.
3. Reduce Risk of Eye Diseases
The eye has its mechanism and filters for blocking out ultraviolet rays from reaching the retina. But there is no natural system to block blue light. The more time you spend in front of a screen, the greater the risk of developing macular degeneration. This condition increases the risk of becoming blind or causing cataracts. The right eyeglasses can prevent or slow down macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is one of the most common causes of blindness. When you wear blue-light lenses, you will be taking a big step towards delaying or preventing the condition.
How to Protect Your Eyes from Blue-Light Exposure
We suggest maintaining a healthy sleep schedule and using the following tips to protect your eyes:
- Take regular breaks off-screen time
- Get limited exposure to natural daylight
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes in daylight
- Wear special blue light glasses to protect your eyes against artificial blue light
- Maintain at least an arm’s length of distance from any screen
- Avoid the use of screens at least an hour before bedtime
We also suggest using the 20-20-20 rule. This involves taking a break from any screen every 20 minutes. You should spend 20 seconds looking at objects at least 20 feet away. This will provide your eyes with much-needed rest, allowing them to relax.
The latest blue light blocking glasses reflect blue light and reduce glare. They provide you relief from long-term eye strain resulting from excess screen time. The glasses we offer also block UV rays. You should wear these glasses whether working at the office, for school or when binge-watching videos. These glasses have different lenses, offering various levels of blue light blocking capacities.
When Should You Wear Blue Light Glasses?
Blue light is all around you. We suggest wearing blue light glasses in the following scenarios:
- Whenever you use any digital devices for hours on end
- When you spend time outdoors in the sun and don’t have sunglasses
- When you get exposed to LED lights
Most modern homes and offices make exclusive use of LED lights. While these lights are valued for their energy efficiency, they also provide a good amount of light in the blue spectrum. While you cannot dispense off of them, adding other light sources that do not use LED bulbs is recommended.
We have provided high-quality, personalized eye care for over half a century at Jackson Davenport. Our clients can expect individualized attention, excellent service, and elegant-looking glasses. We recommend that you visit our Summerville, SC store. We offer a complete suite of eye care solutions, including prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses from major brands.
If you seek top-grade eyewear, feel free to contact us at 843-871-9750. We are one of the oldest and most reputed optical stores in Summerville, SC. You may also write to us using this form, and we will call you back to discuss your unique requirements.