Blue Light Blocking Glasses

woman staring at laptop screen

People who use electronic devices, which are all of us, can benefit from using this type of eyeglasses. The effects of blue light can be detrimental to your health, and blue light glasses offer what you need for your eyes to have the right screen protection.

Add Our Blue Light Blocker To Your Order

Simply select blue light blocker when choosing a coating selection at the time of placing your order. This option is presented when no tint or polarized tint is first selected.

What Is Blue Light?

Blue light is a short wavelength light that generates a great deal of energy. This type of light also promotes wakefulness.

The sun is the biggest source, but electronic devices that are in close proximity to our faces also emit significant amounts of blue light. These might include:

  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones

Americans spend more and more time with these devices, exposing them to a greater amount of blue light.

Negative Effects of Blue Light

Blue light can cause digital eye strain. Symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritated or dry eyes

Exposure to blue light also can make it difficult to fall asleep. Similar to sunlight containing high levels of blue light, our bodies correlate blue light exposure to daytime when we are using our electronic devices. People who read on their screens before bed or watch television in bed may have trouble winding down because blue light is stimulating. Overhead light can also increase screen glare, further spurring your brain to stay awake.

The retina contains sensitive cells that may sustain permanent damage from overexposure to blue light. It’s especially critical to protect your eyes from blue light if you have had cataract surgery or are at risk of macular degeneration.

How to Alleviate Digital Eye Strain

Getting rid of digital devices in our daily lives is not a realistic solution to treating digital eye strain. Many people use them for work. Luckily, you can find ways to decrease digital eye strain by making a number of behavioral changes.

First, invest in a pair of blue light eyeglasses for screen protection. Especially important to those of us that use our electronic devices in the hours before bed, blue light glasses encourage your body to shift to sleep mode and produce the melatonin that encourages sleep.

You can also try other measures to reduce digital eye strain as well. Make a conscious effort to blink frequently while using a digital device, as most people stare for too long while using their devices. Take a break every 20 minutes from looking at electronics.

If you are searching for blue light glasses for screen protection, OCHO Vision can help. We have eyeglasses that will give your eyes needed relief, and you can shop our selection from home.