In today’s digital age, many people spend a significant portion of their day staring at screens, whether it be for work, entertainment, or socializing. While the convenience of technology has many benefits, it also exposes us to blue light, which can have negative effects on our eyes and overall health. That’s where blue light glasses come in.

What is Blue Light?

Blue light is a type of visible light that has a short wavelength and high energy. It is present in sunlight and is a natural part of the light spectrum. However, with the increasing use of electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, we are exposed to more artificial blue light than ever before.

Artificial sources of blue light emit a higher amount of blue light than natural sources, which can have negative effects on our eyes and overall health. Blue light is also emitted by LED lights, which are commonly used for lighting in homes and offices. Blue light is a natural part of the light spectrum, and it is present in sunlight. However, with the increase in technology usage, we are exposed to more blue light than ever before. 

The Effects of Blue Light on Our Health

Blue light can have a variety of negative effects on our health. One of the most common effects is digital eye strain, which can cause headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes. Blue light can also disrupt our circadian rhythm, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. In the long term, exposure to blue light may contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration.

What are Blue Light Glasses?

Blue light glasses are eyeglasses that have lenses that are specially designed to block or filter out blue light. They are available in both prescription and non-prescription options and come in a variety of styles.

Some blue light glasses have lenses that block 100% of blue light, while others filter out only a portion of blue light. Some lenses also have a yellow tint, which can help increase contrast and reduce glare.

Blue light glasses are designed to reduce the negative effects of blue light on our eyes and overall health. By filtering out blue light, they can help reduce digital eye strain, improve sleep quality, and potentially reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. Some blue light glasses also come with anti-reflective coatings, which can further reduce glare and improve visual clarity. 

How Do Blue Light Glasses Help Your Vision?

Blue light glasses can help reduce the negative effects of blue light on our eyes and overall health. By filtering out blue light, they can help reduce digital eye strain and improve sleep quality. Some studies suggest that blue light glasses may also help reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

If you spend a lot of time in front of screens, blue light glasses may be a good option for you. They can help protect your eyes and improve your overall health. Contact us today to talk about whether blue light glasses are right for you, and if so, what would be best for your needs. Davis Vision offers a variety of eyewear options, including blue light glasses, to help keep your eyes healthy and comfortable.