If you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen, you may have noticed your eyes feeling tired, strained, or even blurry. This is a common problem, especially since we’re spending more time than ever looking at screens.
Computer glasses can help relieve eye strain
If you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen, you may have noticed your eyes feeling tired, strained, or even blurry. This is a common problem, especially since we’re spending more time than ever looking at screens. But there’s no need to suffer—computer glasses can help relieve eye strain and keep your vision sharp.
How does blue light affect people?
Blue light is a type of light with a wavelength that is shorter and has higher energy than other visible light wavelengths. It is found in natural sunlight as well as in many artificial sources such as electronic devices, LED lights, and fluorescent bulbs.
Research has shown that exposure to blue light can affect people in several ways:
Exposure to blue light, particularly in the evening or at night, can disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm, which is the natural sleep-wake cycle. Blue light suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep. This can make it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep and can also lead to sleep disorders like insomnia.
Digital eye strain
Blue light can also cause digital eye strain, which is a condition that results from prolonged use of electronic devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets. Symptoms of digital eye strain include dry eyes, blurry vision, and headaches.
Increased risk of macular degeneration
There is some evidence to suggest that long-term exposure to blue light may increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a condition that affects the central part of the retina, which is responsible for sharp, detailed vision. It is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50.
Blue light is believed to contribute to AMD by causing oxidative stress and damage to the cells in the retina. Additionally, the blue light may promote the formation of toxic molecules called “drusen” that accumulate in the retina and contribute to the development of AMD
Some studies suggest that exposure to blue light may affect mood and cognitive function. Blue light exposure has been linked to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, as well as a decrease in alertness and attention.
To mitigate the negative effects of blue light exposure, experts recommend limiting screen time before bed, using blue light blocking glasses, and adjusting the settings on electronic devices to reduce the amount of blue light emitted.
How computer glasses work
Computer glasses are designed to filter out blue light, which is the type of light emitted by screens. Blue light is harmful to the eyes because it scatters more easily than other colors and can cause digital eye strain. By filtering out blue light, computer glasses help reduce eye fatigue and strain. They also help prevent long-term damage to the eyes by reducing exposure to blue light over time.
In addition to filtering out blue light, computer glasses also usually have a slight magnification to help you see the screen more clearly. This can be especially helpful if you find yourself squinting or straining to see the screen.
What are the benefits of computer glasses?
Computer glasses protect the eyes from harmful blue light, help you maintain higher energy levels throughout the day, reduce digital eye strain symptoms such as irritated eyes, dry eyes, headache, and neck and shoulder pain, and enable you to work without discomfort.
Who can benefit from computer glasses?
If you spend more than two hours a day looking at a computer screen, you can benefit from wearing computer glasses.
This includes people who work at desks, students who use computers for schoolwork, and anyone who frequently uses a tablet or smartphone.
Teenagers and college students may find themselves working at a computer later in the evening or during the night and may find the blue light from the screen is disruptive to healthy sleep. Teenagers are more sensitive to blue light than adults are. While there’s no replacement for putting devices away well before bedtime, as many teenagers and college students do schoolwork at night, computer glasses may help by blocking the blue light.
If you’re looking for a way to relieve digital eye strain, computer glasses may be the answer. By filtering out blue light and providing a slight magnification, they can help reduce symptoms of eye fatigue and keep your vision sharp. If you spend a lot of time staring at screens, ask us about computer glasses.