What is Blue Light?
Do you spend long hours in front of the computer or smartphone? Are you experiencing symptoms of eye strain? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you work at night? If you answered yes to any of these questions then blue light glasses could be a beneficial option for you.
What is Blue Light?
Simply put, blue light is a color in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by the human eye. Blue light has a short wavelength which means it produces high amounts of energy. Often associated with computer screens and smartphones, blue light is also emitted by fluorescent lights and the sun. In fact, outdoors is where we get most of our blue light exposure.
Pros & Cons of Blue Light
Like most things blue light can be beneficial in moderation, the blue light that your body gets from natural sunlight can be beneficial to your body and your brain. However, overexposure to blue light can also disrupt your sleep, cause eye strain, and permanent damage to your vision.
- Elevates mood
- Aids cognitive function
- Boosts alertness
- Essential for sleep cycle
- Suppresses melatonin (sleep hormone) production
- Contributes to eye strain
- Damages retinal cells
Blue Light Blocking Options
Our blue light protection offerings include the Blue Light lens and the Transitions™ Signature® lens.
- Blue Light Lens
Our Blue Light lens reduces eye strain by reflecting blue light indoors and outdoors. It is a great choice for protection against headaches and blurred vision stemming from artificial light. Blue light lenses can be added as a lens enhancement to our eyeglasses.
- Transitions™ Signature®
Transitions™ Signature® lenses are light-intelligent lenses that automatically respond to changing light conditions to shield your eyes from dangerous rays. The lenses quickly fade back to normal when you’re out of the sunlight and are also protective against harmful blue light.
Computer glasses filter blue light to reduce eye strain caused by long periods of time in front of computers, smartphones, and digital devices. They feature an anti-reflective coating that reduces glare and a slight tint that helps increase contrast for easier viewing.
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