How can blue light glasses help digital eye strain?

Instagram obsessed? Avid binge-watcher? Love working from home? If you answer yes to any of these questions, we know that digital devices are a huge part of your everyday life. Like many others, we start the day scrolling through a digital newspaper on our phones, before a day of working on our computer, laptop or tablet. For downtime, we spend a couple of hours scrolling on social media, streaming a new TV series, or checking out the latest update on our game consoles. If you’re reading this, you’re probably staring at a screen, am I right?

Guilty as charged, it’s not surprising that our eyes are starting to feel the effects. With digital devices now a huge part of our everyday life, our daily screen time is increasing, and with that, so is our digital eye strain. Constant exposure to digital screens means more work for our eyes, as they struggle to protect themselves from the harmful UV light that is emitted from our digital devices. 

What is blue light?

This UV light is called “blue light” and it’s naturally emitted from the sun, as well as from our digital screens. Digital eye strain can occur when the eyes are exposed to too much of this, and we can start to feel the knock-on negative effects. 

What are the negative effects of blue light?

Most people who work at a computer for a minimum of 8 hours a day are exposed to blue light regularly, and start to experience headaches late in the week. Other common effects are dry, irritated or tired eyes and blurry vision. If you find yourself unable to sleep at night, blue light exposure could be the cause of this too, with many people reporting disrupted sleep cycles. It can lead to long term eye damage whilst disrupting your daily life. 

How can blue light glasses help digital eye strain?

In the new digital era, whilst it’s not possible to avoid screens completely, we can try to avoid eye damage, by giving our eyes a well deserved break. If you’re likely to sit in front of a screen all day, you’ll want to purchase a pair of blue light glasses that are comfortable enough to wear from morning to light. SmartBuyGlasses has a fantastic range of blue light blocking glasses available from all major designer brands.

Blue light glasses (also known as screen glasses, or computer glasses) are designed for all-day wear, made from lightweight materials to sit comfortably on your face, and do so stylishly. If you’re amongst the lucky ones who don’t need vision correction, blue light glasses can be made with or without prescription lenses, so anyone can take advantage of the eye protection. It’s an easy, hassle free, and stylish way to combat the nasty effects of blue light. These frames are a perfect addition to your workwear wardrobe, whether you’re looking to make an impact on your entrance into the office, or impress on your next Zoom call. 

Do blue light glasses really work?

As a matter of fact, yes. When you buy a pair of blue light glasses from SmartBuyGlasses, these will include zFORTblue light blocking technology that helps to block blue light wavelengths (between 380nm and 500nm) by creating a ‘fort-like’ protection to the eye and limiting the penetration of these short wavelengths.

Remember that although too much exposure to blue light can damage your eyes and worsen your general health, those light waves aren’t all bad. When controlled, they’ll help to regulate sleeping patterns, improve our memory and mood, and develop children’s eye health.

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