It has been reported that 63% of people don’t know that electronics emit HEV blue light. This blue light exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration and contributes to digital eye strain.
With the ever increasing use of LCD and LED computers and TV screens not only in our workplaces, but homes too, the need to take care of our eyes is becoming more necessary.
Along with adults, many children regularly use computer tablets and smartphones which all emit blue light. Although blue light in itself occurs naturally, (it is present in daylight and helps us to stay awake) over exposure however, can cause damage.
Blue light, which is part of the visible light spectrum, reaches deeper into your eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to your retina and as mentioned, it is connected to the development of age-related macular degeneration. Blue light is not just entering your eye from natural sources like the sun.
While we all enjoy the connectivity and entertainment that our digital devices provide, more and more people are thinking about what this increase in screen time means to our eye health. The question becomes, how we can protect our eyes from the artificial blue high-energy visible (HEV) light that is emitted from not only our devices, but also television screens, computers, and artificial lighting?
Blue Light Filter Glasses
Blue light filter glasses, are glasses that are designed to filter out the (HEV) harmful blue light. Anti-blue light glasses are a must for people who spend time in front of electronic screens that emits blue light, during not only the day but the evening as well. It is a sign of our times that even children are spending on average 6.5 hours a day in front of a screen.
Eye fatigue, dry eyes and headaches are symptoms of spending too much time in front of a digital screen. BlueControl, custom lens tints and filters block harsh blue light and glare so your eyes can finally relax and this allows you to focus for longer, work more efficiently and be comfortable doing it. Prescription computer glasses ensure you have the appropriate eye care. The best computer glasses option is one where they are tailored to you. An initial eye examination ensures the appropriate glasses are fitted. Without correctly prescribed glasses you may not receive the benefit you seek, and this can lead to the very problem you’re wanting to avoid.
There are many traditional and modern frame options and styles so you needn’t worry about looking out of place. These lenses can be fitted to most frames. If you would like to know more about Blue Control and where to buy computer glasses call our Newmarket Optometrists on 09 522 1283 or Henderson Optometrists on 09 836 1731 or send us an email enquiry via our contact page. We’d be happy to discuss your options with you.