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Should I Get Blue Light Lenses?

Submitted by salandvision on May 11, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Most of us spend several hours a day on laptops, smartphones or iPads. These electronic devices emit blue light rays that can be harmful to our eyes. With so much of our day involving staring at a brightly lit screen, imagine the effect it is having on your eye health. 

Excessive use of brightly lit screens can cause both minor ailments and long-term sight problems. Common issues include eye strain, tension headaches and dry eye. Because blue wavelengths reach further back into the human eye, prolonged exposure over time can even cause damage to the retina.

When you’re scrolling on social media, watching a movie or playing a video game, wearing a pair of blue light lens glasses is a great way to protect your eyes and keep them healthy. 

Blue light lenses are specifically targeted to reduce eye strain and damage from electronic screens. These glasses have filters in their lenses that block or absorb blue light wavelengths, and in some cases UV light, from getting through. That means if you use these glasses when looking at a screen, especially after dark, they can help reduce exposure to blue light rays. Blue light lenses can be put into many eyeglass frame styles to appeal to all of our patients.

It’s important to note that not all blue light is harmful; blue light is a natural part of the visible light spectrum, making up about 25% of all sunlight. Because it has the shortest wavelength of all visible light, blue light carries a high amount of energy. Long-term exposure to it, such as daily computer or phone use, is what can cause serious damage to the eye. 

There is no doubt that our cell phones, laptops, tablets, personal computers and all other screens in between, can have an effect on our eye health but blue light lenses can help. If you are interested in purchasing blue light glasses, contact Saland Vision at 214-691-8000 or website to learn more.