Save your eyes from strain with blue light glasses.
For those who spend time looking at a computer, phone, or TV screen throughout the day or into the evening, your eyes will inherently strain from the harsh light glaring back at you from your computer. Digital eye strain can come in the form of headaches, blurry vision, insomnia, and dry eyes. But how do we dodge digital eye strain if we need our devices for our daily work? Blue light glasses can help.
Just two hours of screen time a day can cause digital eye strain. Donning your blue light glasses while your laptop boots up in the morning until you put it to sleep in the evening will help limit the amount of glare your retinas receive. This special coating alleviates pressure on your eyes throughout the day, helping your brain stay more alert and your eyes remain more attentive to the work in front of them.
It is important to try and limit your screen time as you approach bedtime, especially if you struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep. The blue light emanating from your screen can reduce the amount of melatonin your body normally produces and stimulate your brain, leaving you wide awake late into the night. Wearing a pair of blue light glasses throughout the day can help combat the blue light frequency and provide you with a much more restful and deep sleep. It will also help your body produce its normal amount of melatonin, signaling that it is time for bed and helping you remain asleep for longer periods of time.
With the digital age has come an increased amount of computer and phone usage. Your eyes could use a little backup. Too much exposure to blue light can wear down your retinas, eventually damaging them to the point of macular degeneration or even loss of vision. Blue light glasses, however, decrease the amount of damage the light can cause to your eyes, which will also greatly decrease your risk of developing macular degeneration as you age.
You may have seen the bright yellow- or orange-tinted glasses that people wear to counterbalance the blue light. While these may work, they definitely do not go down as the most stylish pair of spectacles. I prefer Caddis. Not only do their clear lenses and stylish frames prompt me to put them on each morning, but they also boast one of the highest amounts of blue light blocking technology. I love them!