Benefits of Blue Light Glasses

Picture this. You work in an office building surrounded by fluorescent lights and computer screens. You spend 8+ hours a day staring into your screen and then head home to do the same thing with your TV and cell phone; probably all the way up until you go to bed. Once you lie down, you realize how tired and strained you feel, but you still have difficulty falling asleep. This is the effect blue light has on us.

Blue light is high-energy light that our eyes are extremely sensitive to. Overexposure can be damaging because blue light can affect our sleep and cause digital eye strain, which leads to headaches and fatigue. Blue light increases alertness and delays the body’s release of melatonin. This is a major problem because your body needs melatonin in order to get restful, quality sleep.

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to fall back asleep when you wake up to sunlight shining through your windows? This is because sunlight in the morning affects your circadian rhythm, signaling to your body that it is time to wake up. Staring at blue light from your screens late at night is like staring at the sun in the morning. It tells your brain to wake up and stay alert. But it is so important to get good sleep so you can keep your energy levels high and feel rejuvenated for the next day!

So how can we help the problem? By strategically blocking blue light. Blue-light blocking glasses can help reduce potential eye damage and improve symptoms surrounding blue light. 

What are blue light glasses?

We recommend blue light glasses for people spending a lot of time in front of screens. They help protect your eyes, protect your health, and improve your energy throughout the day. Blue light glasses feature lenses that limit exposure to blue light, meaning your eyes will take in a more natural level of blue light throughout the day despite our technological world. Another way to help with your blue light exposure is to switch your fluorescent light bulbs to full-spectrum bulbs, and you can even use ‘night mode’ on your cell phone in the evening to lower the phone’s brightness and reduce the blue-light emitting from your phone.

In general, avoid using blue light devices for extended periods of time, especially right before bed. Blue light glasses can reduce the impact of blue light, but the best option is to limit your exposure and put down the screen. Send us a message if you want to learn more about your eye health and put your health back in your hands!