Blue light blockers are extremely beneficial when using digital devices like computers, tablets or phones. But did you know that these aren’t the only sources of blue light?
Blue light is all around us. It’s naturally created by the sun and this type of blue light has been found to be good for our health. But it’s also created in unnaturally high proportions by LED lights and energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs. And exposure to these high levels of blue light can actually have adverse effects on our health.
While researchers aren’t exactly sure why exposure to blue light at night seems to have detrimental effects on our health, it is known that exposure to this light suppresses the secretion of melatonin. Lower melatonin levels can disrupt sleeping habits, which might help explain the association with various health problems like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and an increased risk for depression.
Based on these facts, blue light blockers can help in some surprising scenarios you might not have even thought of.
At the Airport Before Taking a Red-Eye Flight
Blue light can be extremely detrimental to your circadian rhythm if you’re sitting in a bright, LED-lit airport and about to take a red-eye flight (the time your body is supposed to be sleeping). Slip on a pair of blue light blockers to help cut down your exposure to blue light while you’re sitting at your gate.
In Cities With LED Streetlights
Some major cities around the country, like Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City, utilize high-intensity LED streetlights. In fact, , the American Medical Association has cautioned that the light-emitting-diode lights affect circadian rhythms five times as much as conventional street lights. Blue light blockers can help tone down these LED lights and improve your sleep.
At A Nighttime Sporting Event
Going to a nighttime baseball game? Be sure to bring your blue light blockers. These intense LED stadium lights can really throw off your body’s internal rhythm and overall health.
In Any Room With Fluorescent Lights
Even if you’re not on your computer or tablet, exposure to fluorescent light bulbs in the evening can impact your health. This includes in an apartment or dorm room where you can’t change the lighting, a school or classroom, or even a brightly lit retail store. Keep this in mind when you’re up after the sun goes down.
Purchase Your Blue Light Blockers Today
Dr. S Eyewear’s blue light glasses have been tested and found to block up to 99 percent of blue light. Blue light blockers are not a cure-all, but they can help to combat some potentially harmful effects of blue light exposure.
What to learn more about how Dr. S Eyewear’s blue light blocking glasses can help protect your vision? Contact Dr. S Eyewear today.