Each day we shift towards a more digital focused society. Normal day-to-day tasks now revolve around using digital devices, for example checking the news on your phone, reading a book via a tablet, or when we’re scrolling through social media or looking at emails on a bright screen.
When using digital screens, eye strain can occur for a number of reasons. If you spend too long concentrating and looking at a screen, then your eyes can become fatigued as their muscles constantly need to shift and focus. Thanks to optical experts, we now have a solution to protecting our eyes from long-periods of screen time, without having to completely remove digital device use from our lives… Blue Light Blocking Glasses!
You can get blue-light-blocking glasses in many styles, so you’ll never have to worry about looking good while also protecting your eyes from blue light! This blog post will discuss what blue light is, why it’s dangerous to our health, how it affects us, and which blue lights we should be wearing (and when) during the day.
What is blue light and how does it affect us?
Blue light is a type of UV-light that is emitted from the sun, digital screens and artificial lights. It’s also one type of light that our eyes are sensitive to. Overexposure to blue light can lead to eyestrain, fatigue and headaches. It can be especially harmful to our eyes – causing eye fatigue, dry eyes, and vision problem later in life. These symptoms can also have a knock-on affect our sleep, mood, and overall health. When we’re exposed to blue light late at night, it can disrupt our natural sleep cycle and make it harder to fall asleep. Have you found yourself experiencing any of these symptoms?
Do blue light glasses work?
Blue light blocking glasses can help protect your eyes and vision all year long! They block harmful blue rays so you can keep doing everything you love without worrying about eye damage. Their specially crafted lenses help to block blue light rays from reaching the eye by limiting the wavelengths from reaching the eye. Usually, blue light lenses have a slight yellow or blue tint (to counterbalance the blue light), but this isn’t usually noticeable. This reduction in blue light wavelengths can help your eyes feel less tired and improve your productivity levels.
There are many other benefits of blue light glasses, they include:
- They can protect your eyes from blue light rays, reducing blue light exposure
- They can help to reduced eye strain
- As a knock on effect, they can help to prevent headaches and disrupted sleep cycles
- They are stylish, available from a wide range of designer brands, and look great on everyone!
Whilst blue light glasses are recommended, we have a few other helpful tips for keeping your eyes healthy. Try to take regular breaks away from your digital screen, even if it’s only looking at a distant object for 20 seconds. This break from the screen allows your eyes to refocus. Another useful tip is to blink! Most people stare at a screen for a long period of time and forget to blink. This can cause dryness and further irritation to the eye.
We hope this blog post has given you a better understanding of blue light and the benefits of blue light glasses! Check out blue light glasses from SmartBuyGlasses UK who are home to a fantastic range of designer and value eyewear brands, offering stylish solutions to protecting your eyes against blue light. With options for women, men and children, it’s easy to find what you love for the whole family.