What Are Blue-Screen/Blue-Light Glasses?
Blue-screen or blue-light glasses feature lenses that limit exposure to blue light. Additionally, blue light blocking lenses also include non-glare protection. Blue light is found in cell phones, tablets, computers, some light bulbs and sunshine. This particular wavelength of light has been shown to potentially damage your retina, which could lead to vision impairment.
Blue-screen/blue-light filtering glasses can reduce the potential for damage to your eye and may improve symptoms of computer vision syndrome (another name for digital eye strain). Even if you don't need a prescription, you should consider a pair of glasses with blue light blocking technology. These days, there are very few people who aren't spending at least a few hours each day looking at digital screens.
Here are a few benefits to wearing blue-light glasses:
Benefit 1: Relieve eye discomfort with blue-light blocking glasses
Excess device usage can lead to computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain. Glasses with blue light filtering technology can enhance your focus and reduce eye strain, resulting in making your eyes feel less tired and improving productivity. Another way to reduce eye strain is to make sure you take regular breaks from the screen.
Benefit 2: Sleep better with blue-light blocking glasses
One of the more surprising impacts of exposure to screens is the potential to negatively affect sleep patterns. Blue light has a high energy frequency that can increase alertness and delay the body's release of melatonin, which helps induce sleep. In general, we should all avoid using blue-light devices one to two hours before sleep. Blue-light blocking glasses can reduce the impact blue light, enabling you to use your devices before bed and still get a good night’s sleep. However, the best option is to put the screen down before it's time for bed.
Benefit 3: Blue-light blocking glasses can help reduce the likelihood of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
AMD is a leading cause of blindness. Blue-light blocking lenses can help avoid or delay this condition by preventing blue light from impacting your eyes.
With protective technologies, blue-light blocking glasses can reduce the impact of blue light and digital eye strain. They can help alleviate the discomfort from too much time on devices, improve sleep and reduce the likelihood of AMD.