You've seen it before: the blue light coming from a computer screen, TV set or cell phone.
The color blue is usually associated with fun and happiness, but have you thought about what it can do to your eyes?
Find out more about how blue light can affect your health and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
What is Blue Light?
The human eye sees the entire spectrum of the rainbow and within that spectrum are blue light waves with short wavelengths and high amounts of energy that penetrates deep in the retina.
All blue light comes from natural and artificial sources like the sun, light bulbs and light-emitting diode (LED) technologies.
Blue light is good. It keeps us alert, elevates mood, helps memory and more but human beings are exposed to more blue light than ever because of the widespread use of digital devices with LED.
Study shows that over exposure to blue light disrupts sleep pattern, causes headaches and many other health risks.
The Effects of Blue Light:
Blue light has been shown to cause eye strain and fatigue which can affect our sleep patterns. In extreme cases, exposure to blue light at night time may even disrupt melatonin production in the body leading to serious diseases.
Disrupts the internal body clock – tricking our brains into thinking it’s still daytime.
Too much pressure on the eyes increases throbbing and muscle tension.
Irritated eyes and poor sleep causes discomfort and disrupts the ability to focus.
Risk of declining vision and macular degeneration – a disease in the retina.
Ways To Prevent Blue Light Exposure:
There are a few different ways that you can protect yourself from blue light which includes wearing sunglasses outside or indoors during the day, installing blue light blocking filters on your smartphone or a computer screen and using an app that reduces the amount of blue light to prevent eye strain.
Benefits Of Using Blue Light Blocking Glasses:
The best way to protect your eyes from blue light is by using a pair of glasses with lenses that block out all or some parts of the blue spectrum. These are usually called "blue blocking" or "blue filtering" glasses, and can be purchased at most stores. Some of the benefits include:
- Reduces eye fatigue and strain.
- Protects against melatonin disruption which can lead to serious diseases.
- Increases the quality and length of sleep.
- Prevents strain on the eyes.
- Provides optimal vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
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