How to reduce the effects of blue light?

Lensmart 2023-12-26 11:25:14

Most people these days stay in front of digital screens for long hours. Whether it is a computer monitor, a television screen, or a smartphone, extended periods of exposure to these gadgets can ultimately have dire effects on our health, most especially on our eyesight. Studies have found that artificial screens emit a significant amount of blue that directly enters our eyes if we don't use protection. This can eventually lead to many serious problems in vision and other health issues.

Modern lifestyles make it very difficult to avoid using these gadgets since they have become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. However, this doesn't mean we just have to sacrifice the health of our eyes. There are ways to protect against blue light, and that is what we are going to talk about today.

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What Is Blue Light?

Light is made up of several parts, some of which we can see and others we cannot. Blue light actually comprises about a third of the kind of light that is visible to the human eye. It is found most abundantly in sunlight, but is also in artificial light such as those emitted by digital screens.

Negative Effects of Blue Light

Blue light is not necessarily bad because it actually helps boost brain function by keeping the mind alert. It can also uplift the mood, and is also vital in regulating the body's circadian rhythm of the sleep cycle.

There is concern, however, about the long-term effects of blue light that comes from artificial light sources. Prolonged exposure can disrupt the body's sleep cycle and alter one's moods. A more exigent issue, however, involves the direct effects on the eyes. Aside from the most obvious effects of eye strain and dry eye, constant blue light exposure can also trigger eye problems like macular degeneration, retinal damage, and even eye cancer.

How to Reduce the Effects of Blue Light

The best way to reduce the effects of blue light is to cut down on screen time. Since this is not practical in today's world, what you can do instead is to install a blue light filter on your screen. This will significantly reduce the amount of blue light that enters your eyes from the screen.

It also helps a lot to take frequent breaks and look away from the screen for a few seconds at a time. Specialists highly recommend the 20-20-20 rule. After every 20 minutes of staring at a screen, take a 20-second break to focus on something that is 20 feet away. Also, do not forget to blink often while you work as this is very effective for preventing eye strain and eye dryness.

These tips are all helpful in reducing the effects of blue light but what a lot of people find to be most practical is to invest in a pair of blue light glasses. These glasses look pretty much just like regular glasses but the lenses are equipped with blue light blocking features that reduce the amount of blue light that enters the eyes by as much as half. They can be worn by adults and children alike, and also come in a wide range of attractive styles and designs.

The Best Blue Light Glasses for Men & Women

1. Baltasaru Cat Eye Glasses

Baltasaru: Cat-eye Gold-Red Glasses

Protect your vision in the most fashionable way with the Baltasaru cat eye glasses. This frame comes in a variety of color schemes but we like the gold and red combination the best. Wear it with red lipstick and you will certainly draw approving looks wherever you go.

2. Paisley Oval Glasses

Paisley: Oval Gradient-Brown Glasses

Both men and women can elevate their style with the highly versatile Paisley oval glasses in a gradient brown frame. Wear it to work or in any casual setting – it's sure to complete any outfit perfectly. The TR90 material on the frame is also very lightweight and extremely durable.

3. Kail Square Glasses

Kail: Square Indigo Glasses

If you are looking for smart and sensible but also with a flair of great style, the Kail square glasses are the perfect choice. Black and silver are always good choices, but you can jazz it up and go for the indigo frame. These unisex glasses can certainly help reduce the effects of blue light while framing your eyes very nicely at the same time.




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