Protect your vision with blue light blocking glasses
Posted: Oct 10, 2018
When it comes to protecting your eyes, eyewear that only offers UV protection is simply not enough. Often, these glasses are not able to provide protection against the harmful effects of blue light. And this is where blue blockers really shine. They provide all-day protection against both blue light and Ultraviolet light, keeping your eyes in good health.
But before we get into how blue blockers can aid your vision, it is important to understand just how harmful blue light is.
One of the most common effects of prolonged exposure to blue light is eye strain or as it is known in medical terms, asthenopia. Although eye strain is neither a severe nor a long-term medical condition, it can still be extremely distressing and frustrating. The common symptoms of eye strain include pain and discomfort in the eyes, dry eyes, mild tears, soreness, and an inability to focus on things. Other symptoms include soreness at the back of the neck, headaches, and blurred or double vision.
Then, of course, there is also the risk of permanent eye damage. Numerous researches have shown that prolonged exposure to blue light can result in macular degeneration.
Blue light is extremely dangerous, so it must be pretty rare, right? Well, actually we are all surrounded by blue light – at all times! The sun, your digital devices and even the lighting in your home emit blue light. Think of this the next time you are browsing through your Instagram feed or binge-watching your favorite videos on YouTube. Children’s eyes are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of blue light because their natural eye defenses have yet to develop. This sounds even more alarming when you take into account that a staggering 97% of US children under the age of four use mobile devices!
Fortunately, there are much high-quality blue light blocking glasses that can effectively (and quite affordable) prevent people’s eyes from the ill effects of blue light. The way these glasses work is actually pretty simple: they have an amber/orange tint on their lenses that cut part of the light that is blue. Plus, blue light blocking glasses actually look pretty sleek and stylish and you can get them in different frame designs and colors as well.
In conclusion, if you spend long hours before a computer or on other visually demanding tasks and you do not want them to damage or affect your vision in any way, you should definitely get yourself a pair of blue blockers.
Blue light blocking glasses block ALL blue light — including healthy amounts, and distort your color perception.