Blue light is everywhere. In its natural form, it’s what regulates our sleep cycles, or what’s called our “circadian rhythm.” Short, high-energy blue wavelengths from the sun collide with air molecules, causing blue light to scatter everywhere. See that blue sky? You can thank blue light!
Blue wavelengths in our electronics and energy-efficient lighting can also be beneficial during daylight hours. They boost attention, reaction times and even your mood. But at night, they become ... disruptive. Here are the top reasons why you need blue light blocking glasses.
Reduces Eye Strain
High-energy blue light scatters more easily and is thus not as easily focused. When you’re looking at smartphones or computer screens that emit significant amounts of blue light, this unfocused visual “noise” can reduce contrast and lead to digital eye strain. But by utilizing blue light blocking glasses, you can significantly increase that contrast, thus increasing your comfort when using your digital devices for long periods of time.
Helps Eye Health
Blue light specifically is able to penetrate the retina. Some studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage cells in the retina. This can lead to macular degeneration, which can lead to permanent vision loss. By cutting down the amount of blue light your eyes are exposed to with blue light blocking glasses, you can help to protect your overall eye health.
Improves Sleeping Habits
Blue light can be especially aggressive in triggering sleeplessness. It can suppress melatonin production and alter your circadian rhythm.
To put it plainly: Blue light’s interference with your sleep can lead to shortened total sleep time and diminished sleep quality. But by using blue light blocking glasses, you can help manage your blue light exposure and start to get a better night’s sleep.
Increases Overall Health
Blue light’s interference with your body’s 24-hour circadian rhythms can create problems with your cardiovascular, metabolic and immune systems, disturbing your mood, causing weight gain and obesity, and compromising cognitive function.
By utilizing blue light blocking glasses, you’ll correct your circadian rhythm and sleep cycle, improving your overall health. By getting a good night’s sleep you can strengthen memory, curb inflammation, sharpen your attention, maintain a healthy weight, lower stress and decrease anxiety.
Blue light blocking glasses from Dr. S Eyewear are the only “blue blockers” on the market today designed by a licensed optometrist. Glasses by other popular brands only block 65 percent of blue light. Dr. S Eyewear’s blue light blocking glasses block up to 99 percent of blue light. Use the Dr. S blue light blocking glasses while you use your computer, phone or other devices to prevent headaches disrupted sleep, dry eyes and other side effects of blue light.
Interested in learning more about the effects of blue light or how Dr. S Eyewear’s blue light blocking glasses can help protect your eyes and overall health, call or contact Dr. S Eyewear today.