What Blue Light Lenses Do and How They Protect Your Eyes?
Do you spend hours in front of the screen? Daily exposure to large amounts of blue light radiation from artificial sources, such as your computer, phone, tablet, TV, or similar devices that you use regularly, can negatively affect your eyes, as well your overall health. If you want to reduce the negative impact of the harmful blue light, then blue light blocking glasses are what you need. Computer blue light glasses have lenses of patented technology for protection against blue light radiation that digital devices emit. In this text, we will try to address questions such as what is blue light, where does it come from, and how does it affect the body and our eyes?
What is blue light?
Sunlight is a natural source of blue light. Blue light is the high-energy visible part of the spectrum. However, today we are much more exposed to blue light than before, which comes from artificial sources such as digital device screens from mobile phones, tablets, and TVs. This is the harmful blue light that has negative effects on our eyes and health. One such harmful effect is that blue light affects the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that controls the day-night rhythm, and sleep.
According to the basic wavelength, blue light can be divided into:
- Blue-violet light (415-455 nm), which can lead to retinal damage and consequent macular degeneration
- Blue-turquoise light (465-495 nm), which has positive effects on your eyesight and health, and is used in the treatment of sleep disorders
The impact of blue light radiation on your eyes
When blue light reaches your eye, it passes through the cornea and reaches the retina. Although our eyes are designed to withstand blue light well, we still have too much contact with artificial blue light. This can lead to the following conditions and disorders:
- Sleep disruption
Blue light affects the production of hormones in the brain, positively or negatively. An example of a negative impact is reduced melatonin production1. Exposure to blue light emitted by the device reduces the secretion of melatonin, which equally affects the quality and duration of sleep.
- Dry eye
Tears on the surface of the eye form a thin tear film that maintains eye moisture. Research shows2 that blue light can impair tear film stability and make your eyes irritated and tired. Blue light can cause dry eye indirectly by keeping you awake for a longer period, which over time can cause dry eye syndrome3.
- Macular degeneration
There is evidence4 in medicine that exposure to blue light can cause eye-related conditions. Blue light contributes to damage to the cells in the retina, which can cause macular degeneration. Our skin, hair, and eyes contain melanin, a substance that absorbs harmful blue light. As we age, the melanin levels decreases, which makes us more susceptible to eye diseases.
How do blue lens glasses protect against blue light?
The human eye is unable to filter this type of light and almost all visible blue light reaches the cornea, which can have various consequences. Computer glasses have a special coating that prevents blue light radiation from reaching your eyes and thus significantly reduces the unpleasant symptoms it causes.
Thanks to that, when using these computer glasses, despite the significant time spent in front of the screen, your body will function more in accordance and balance with its natural cycles.
Benefits of wearing blue light glasses
If you enjoy relaxing with your favorite TV shows or movies, following the news on social networks, or reading a book in electronic format, this is probably not a routine you would easily give up. Also, if you are working from home, reducing the time spent in front of screens is sometimes simply not an option. In that case, the next best thing you can do is protect yourself from the effects that blue light from digital devices has on your overall health.
Using computer glasses will:
- reduce eyestrain, fatigue, redness, tingling, and dry eyes
- reduce headaches caused by eyestrain
- maintain a better focus and concentration, and you will perceive all the details more clearly
- find it easier to fall asleep if you like to use your device before going to bed
How to choose the best blue light blocking glasses?
When choosing the perfect glasses for yourself, follow these simple tips and decide on:
- quality lenses that will not be damaged over time and that will retain their useful blue light blocking properties
- lenses material that will ensure comfort in wearing, but also durability in everyday use
- the color and shape of the frame that will suit you best
As Spektrum Glasses is the number one best blue light glasses Canada store, we provide the best blue light glasses for women as well as the best blue light glasses for men. The Prospek Blue Light Glasses are high quality, fashionable, very durable, impact resistant, and adjustable for everyone. All men’s blue light glasses and all women’s blue light glasses are also UV protection glasses.
You can be modern and stylish at the same time. We recommend Artist glasses, for an ultra-modern look, a stylish, vintage-like model. Artic is a classy type that goes with every color and combination. Another option is Amber because you won’t sacrifice your style. If you like big frames that will distinguish you from others, Wayfarer glasses are the right for you.
These glasses block 50% of harmful blue light radiation. In order to have the highest protection to cover all the benefits from the glasses, 50% is the proper amount.
Find a great selection of computer glasses that have everything you need and at the same time perfectly adapt to your face’s shape, for a flawless look and comfort. To provide excellent protection for your eyes, all the models mentioned above will perfectly match with any of your clothing combinations. Enjoying your digital device without annoying tingling, redness, and other symptoms will make you look at the world with different eyes. Make simple research with Blue Light Glasses Amazon.
1. Harvard Health Publishing. July 7, 2020. Blue light has a dark side.
2. Zhao Z., Zhou Y., Tan G. and Li J. Research progress about the effect and prevention of blue light on eyes. Int J Ophthalmol. 2018; 11(12): 1999–2003.
3. National Health Service (NHS). December 17, 2018. Dry eyes.
4. American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). Ultra-violet and Blue Light Aggravate Macular Degeneration.