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What Are Blue Light Filtering Glasses?

People spend more time in front of screens than ever before, and for some reason, we usually ignore or forget just how bad this can be for our health. Sitting in one place for a long time is bad enough, but our screens are literally affecting the way our eyes and our brains work.

That's where blue light glasses come in. These glasses (also called computer glasses) are designed to lessen the negative effects of using digital screens for prolonged periods. They can help the lessen effects of computer vision syndrome (also called digital eye strain). This can provide many health benefits, including less eye discomfort, better sleep, fewer headaches, and less potential for age-related macular degeneration, which can cause visual impairment or even blindness in the long-term.

The Harmful Effects of Blue Light

Blue Light Glasses Have a Variety of Benefits

The blue spectrum of light is part of the natural light emitted by the sun during daytime and was never a major problem for humans until recently. In today's world, we're surrounded by computer, TV, and phone screens from the time we wake until we go to bed at night. These screens emit massive amounts of blue light compared to natural sources.

How much blue light does your screen emit?

  • Enough blue light to damage our eyes in the long-term
  • Enough blue light to fool our brains into thinking it's daytime at night.

That's right, the light from your smartphone may be what's keeping you from having a good night's sleep, and can actually damage your eyes, which may cause migraines and loss of vision.

What are Blue Light Glasses, and How Can They Help Me?

Authentic blue light glasses are specially designed to filter out the 415-455nm band of light, which is the part of the spectrum that causes the most health issues. This can create a variety of surprising health benefits:

Less Eye Discomfort and Better Productivity:

We all have had that moment where we feel like we've spent way too much time in front of a screen. Usually the indicator is the tiredness or discomfort in the eyes that comes along with extended screen use. Blue light filtering glasses, along with taking regular screen breaks, can aid focus and lessen strain, which will keep your eyes from feeling as tired and may even help improve your productivity at work.

Blue Light Glasses May Help Reduce AMD:

AMD, or Age-related Macular Degeneration, causes loss of sight and even blindness. Blue light lenses can help reduce the effects of screen-related AMD by blocking the blue rays that lead to this problem.

Blue-Light Glasses Can Help Create Better Sleep for Beauty (and Weight Loss?):

Blue light from screen use can actually decrease the amount of melatonin that your brain produces, which can cause issues with both going to sleep and staying asleep. This is why doctors recommend putting down our devices an hour or two before bed. If you choose to use your devices in bed, our glasses may reduce the effects of blue light, which can aid in getting the 8 solid hours of sleep you need (and deserve). Better sleep can lead to a plethora of benefits, including clearer skin, a better mood, and even weight loss, according to research.

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