Do Blue Light Blocking Glasses Work?

Are Blue Light Protection Glasses Really Worth It?

From checking TikTok on our smartphones to scrolling through the front page of Reddit for the cutest cat GIF on our computers, it is no big secret that we may all have become addicted to our digital devices. In fact, many studies show that Americans can spend up to 10 hours a day exposed to harmful blue light while at work or at home. Specially crafted anti blue blocking lens have been proven to provide the protection we all need.

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What is Blue Light?

While Ultra Violet (UV) light isn’t visible to the naked eye, high-energy violet (HEV) blue light is a visible spectrum of light that can do permanent damage to the retina over longer periods of exposure and eye strain. Many researchers have investigated HEV blue light as a hazard to ocular tissues. In the early stages, you may see eye dryness and soreness. In the middle stages, you may have blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and low quality sleep. In the late stages, you may deal with worsen myopia, ocular lesions, and even blindness.

Even though natural sunlight contains more blue light, scientists warned that the time we spend on our phone and computer screens and the proximity of light adds up to a potentially harmful amount of blue light. Over exposure to blue light will also affect our internal clocks and disrupt our natural circadian rhythm sleep schedule. In addition to putting our eyes through a lot of wear and tear, blue light from devices causes our eyes to work harder and put them at risk for aging faster.

Who needs protection from blue light exposure?

Everyone does. Whether you’re out walking your dog, working from home, texting your BFF, we are all being exposed to harmful blue light. Studies have shown that almost 70% of adults have experience symptoms of digital eyestrain but did nothing to alleviate the discomfort due to the lack of knowledge. For those looking to improve their overall health quality, blue light glasses are a must-have.

Benefits of Blue Light Glasses:

  • Prevent harmful blue light from damaging your eyes
  • Reduce glare
  • Reduce eye strain
  • Reduce headaches
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Alleviate blurry vision

Do Blue Blocking Glasses Disrupt Your Vision?

You may wonder whether the anti blue blocking lenses will affect your vision, however, the short answer is no. Tinted lenses may change the color that you see on a screen, but blue light glasses also come in clear lenses.

Can You Get Blue Light Filtering Prescription Eyeglasses?

While some might opt to refer to blue light blocking glasses as computer glasses, you are able to get blue light glasses coating on your prescription glasses.

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