Blue Light Glasses – What’s all the hype about?
More too often, many of us have been experiencing digital eye strain due to the work from home and attending school virtually.
Let’s look at the so-called benefits of blue light glasses:
What Are Blue Light Glasses and Do They Really Help?
Most of us spend majority of our day in front of a screen, exposing our eyes to potentially harmful effects of blue light. So, if you’re reading this now, you’re exposing your eyes to blue light. If we are not working in front of computer, many of us have our eyes glued at a mobile device for majority of our day.
Spending too much time in front of a screen can cause insomnia, eyestrain and headaches. Blue light blocking glasses have been suggested to relieve us from these issues.
Let’s Look At What Blue Light Actually Is.
Blue light is light with blue wavelengths that can often impede our sleep. It’s a short wavelength that produces high amounts of energy which some studies suggest can cause some more harm than good.
Here are some benefits from wearing blue light glasses:
It may relieve eye discomfort:
Too many hours on our screens can often lead to digital eye strain. The blue light glasses can aid in reducing your eye strain which will make you less tired. Taking regular breaks from our screens is also suggested.
Slow down or prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD):
AMD is a leading cause of blindness and using blue light glasses may aid or delay in helping with preventing that.
Improve your overall sleep:
One of the most common issues with blue light, is the negative affect on our sleep patterns. During the day, the blue light may increase alertness which doesn’t normally affect our sleep pattern. But, some research suggest it may delay the body’s release of melatonin, which helps us get to sleep. So, using the screens right before bed is not recommended at all.