- Blue Light Filter Glasses
What is Blue Light?
Blue light is short wavelength and part of the visible light spectrum like UV. As a short wavelength, blue light produces a high volume of energy that can be discharged from different light sources, including the sun. Although the eye is equipped with different structures to protect itself from other lights, your retina is light-sensitive and can be damaged by UV rays, for example.
Your cornea and lens protect the retina, it isn't equipped with structures that protect your retina from blue light. If you are faced with lots of blue light, it may damage your retina. Unfortunately, devices that emit blue light are all around us, it is everywhere. Digital screens contain a significant amount of blue light,
Blue light glasses are also known as blue light blocking glasses. They are the type of glasses that are designed to lower the level of blue light that reaches your eyes. The lenses are specifically designed for blue light to prevent your eye from facing an excessive amount of blue light and prevent potential damage. Dresden Vision has prescribed and non-prescribed blue light glasses in various colours for all genders. You can select your frame and arm colour and get your blue light glasses ready to mix and match your mood!
The Advantages of Blue Light Glasses
Just like the other types of glasses, blue light glasses also have their advantages to take into consideration. Nowadays, most people have started thinking about the effects of blue light and looking for solutions to prevent eye conditions. While blue light is on-trend now, in reality, this topic has been in our lives for many years.
Most people face the blue light while socializing or at work and constantly check their screens for hours. Spending most of the time on the screens, outside, and in places with LED lights. Healthcare specialists frequently advise you to wear blue light glasses to protect your eyes from blue light’s potential effects.
5 Simple Reasons to Wear Blue Light Glasses
Even if your eyes haven't been affected by blue light yet, it doesn't mean they will never be affected by it. For that reason, we've listed some reasons for you to wear blue light glasses during your everyday life:
1- For a better sleep
Spending hours on a screen would make your eyes tired, just like spending long hours in the sunlight. The reason for this fatigue is the short wavelengths.Did you know that they delay the release of melatonin, also known as the sleep-inducing hormone?
The release of the melatonin usually starts a couple of hours before bedtime. Looking at screens might delay melatonin release and make it harder to fall asleep immediately.
If you are used to checking screens before going to sleep, wearing blue light glasses may help you to sleep better.
2- Less eye strain
While constantly looking at screens, your eye muscles might strain, and you may suffer from sore eyes. Blue light glasses help reduce eye strain by adjusting your eye muscles.
Blue light might be the reason for focusing problems as it makes your eyes uncomfortable and cause your eyes to strain. On the contrary, blue light glasses help increase the contrast on your screen to create your focusing process easier while also reducing eye strain.
3- Fewer headaches
Just like the other light types, blue light might also trigger migraines and different kinds of headaches. While wearing glasses might reduce headaches, special glasses like blue light glasses may reduce migraine and other headaches more than usual glasses.
4- Reduced risk of eye diseases
Even though your cornea and eye lenses are blocking harmful UV light from reaching your retina, they are not good enough to block all harmful lights, like blue light. In some cases, retina damage might increase the risk of developing several eye diseases such as macular degeneration.
If blue light penetrates your retina, you may feel symptoms similar to macular degeneration and develop cataracts. To prevent such consequences, the professionals strongly advise wearing blue light glasses.
5- Working with devices
Stepping away from your screens is the easiest solution to prevent blue light. But it is not easy to stay away from devices, especially if we have to work on the screens. As this prevention is not always possible, wearing blue light glasses might help you block blue light exposure.
Advantages of Using Blue Light Glasses
- Adequate protection against eye fatigue
- Improvement in daily well-being
- Reducing the risks of eye diseases
Non-Prescription Blue Light Glasses
Blue light glasses are offered both as prescribed and non-prescribed options. Some people might consider blue light glasses only to protect themselves from blue light, while others might have vision problems. In Dresden Vision, you may find non-prescribed and prescribed blue light glasses. You can choose your frame and arm combination without needing a prescription.