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How to protect your eyes from blue light?

Blue light is everywhere.

It used to be that the only source of blue light was from the sun. Now we have brought blue light inside by way of digital screens (found on TVs, Smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets and gaming systems), electronic devices, LED and fluorescent lighting.

Blue Light Glasses

Blue Light Glasses

All these screens & devices emit blue light, and since our eyes have not evolved to provide filters against this type of artificial light, the light can be detrimental. Affected by the Covid-19, people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital screens, it's even more important to pay attention to the impact of blue light. Approximately 6 in 10 adults experience symptoms of digital eye strain after using devices for more than 2 hours. Symptoms of digital eyestrain include headaches, blurry vision and dry eyes. 

Although minimizing your screen time would help, for many doing so has become nearly impossible. Screens are a part of our lives like never before. We cannot simply avoid digital screens. Instead, we must learn to find ways to protect ourselves from the potential negative effects screen use can have. Therefore, blue light-blocking glasses — or blue light lenses as they’re sometimes called — have become a trendy accessory.

What are Blue light glasses?

Blue light glasses are glasses that contain lenses specifically designed to reduce the amount of blue light that reaches the eye. These lenses filter blue light rays to help prevent them from entering your eye and causing potential damage.

Block blue light rays

Block blue light rays

Here are a few benefits to wearing blue-light glasses:

1. Relieve eye discomfort

Glasses with blue light filtering technology can enhance your focus and reduce eye strain, resulting in making your eyes feel less tired and improving productivity. Another way to reduce eye strain is to make sure you take regular breaks from the screen.

2. Sleep Better

One of the more surprising impacts of exposure to screens is the potential to negatively affect sleep patterns. Blue light has a high energy frequency that can increase alertness and delay the body's release of melatonin, which helps induce sleep. Blue-light blocking glasses can reduce the impact of blue light, enabling you to use your devices before bed and still get a good night’s sleep. However, the best option is to put the screen down before it's time for bed.

3. Reduce risk of eye diseases

Your cornea and eye lens are good at blocking out harmful UV light from reaching the retina. However, they can’t block blue light. Damage to the retina can increase your risk of developing macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of blindness.

Who should wear blue light-blocking glasses?

If you spend a lot of time in front of a screen, or you’re having trouble sleeping, struggling with eye strain, or just want to protect your eyes during the workday, Blue Light Glasses can help.

Our blue light glasses are available as non-prescription and prescription eyewear — so you can get yourself a pair even if you do not have a prescription! Also, if you drive a lot at day or night, you may want to try our blue block pro lenses. They are designed to provide comfortable anti-glare protection, sharper vision at night and safer driving along with better color and contrast perception, helping remove glare off the road and car hood for a picture-perfect drive.

Driving glasses

Driving glasses

So, are you ready to start looking for your next pair? Shop our collection of eyeglasses today, use Virtual Try-On tool to find the perfect frames, and add our Blue Block / Blue Block Pro lenses to your glasses. Let’s get your eyes protected!