What Are Blue Light Computer Lenses?

As American society becomes more dependent on digital devices, our eyes are exposed to more and more blue light. Excessive exposure to blue light is known to cause eye fatigue and discomfort — but thanks to blue light filtering glasses, you can now protect your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light. Let’s examine the effects of blue light more closely. 

The Harmful Effects of Blue Light

Blue light has the shortest wavelength of all types of visible light, which means it contains more energy than all other types of visible light. The sun emits unfathomable amounts of blue light each day, but the screens we use on our phones, computers, and other devices are also sources of blue light. Unfortunately, blue light penetrates our eyes and reaches all the way back to the retina, which can ultimately cause damage to light-sensitive cells. The harmful effects of blue light may increase your risk of developing macular degeneration, and it can even cause computer vision syndrome if the proper precautions are not taken. 

What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer vision syndrome is a condition that can cause long-term vision issues, eye fatigue, headaches, irritation, and other forms of discomfort that are linked to the eyes. Other factors, such as background lighting, airflow, and head positioning, may also impact how your eyes are affected by blue light and computer vision syndrome. The condition is tough to deal with because many people rely on digital devices to get by, both at work and at home. Thankfully, blue light computer lenses can help you reduce eye strain and discomfort. 

Reduce Eye Strain With Blue Light Computer Lenses

If you are worried about the level of blue-light exposure your eyes receive on a daily basis, you should consider protecting your vision with blue light computer lenses. Blue light computer lenses are specially treated to filter out blue light while allowing other forms of light to pass through to your eyes, so you can otherwise see normally. By reducing your exposure to blue light, you can alleviate eye strain, ease discomfort, and even improve your sleeping habits. 

Want to learn more about blue light lenses? Whether you’re buying yourself glasses or you are getting prescription glasses for kids, our Cambridge, MA and Medford-based eye doctors can help you get frames fitted with lenses that filter out blue light. Schedule an appointment today, or give us a call with any questions you have about this subject, which we also touched on in our latest press release!

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