Feeling like your eyes are tired and dry after a long day at looking at the computer screen is common. Digital screens emit high levels of blue light, which will have negative consequences on your eyes. Blue light can also mess with your sleep cycle. Visiting an ophthalmologist may be necessary if you are dealing with eye conditions caused by blue light.
Blue light glasses have lenses that are made to filter or block blue light from entering a person's eyes. The lenses of these glasses can protect your eyes and help reduce potential damage from long-term blue light exposure.
A lot of eye issues that are caused by digital screens aren’t due to blue light, but it doesn’t hurt to have a pair of blue light blocking lenses for students. When you stare at a computer screen for too long, you aren’t blinking as much. This causes the cornea to become irritated and dry. If you are focusing on something close up, such as a computer screen, your eyes become strained, which causes more discomfort. In addition to getting blue light glasses, there are some other things you can do to help with eyestrain. For example, taking breaks from screens every 20 minutes to look at something about 20 feet away can give your eyes the break they need to prevent eye strain.
Blue light has been known to affect sleep. That's why it’s important to wear blue light glasses at night and turn off digital devices one hour before going to bed. Blue light glasses can also help fight against age-related macular degeneration. By using these glasses, you can avoid your need for eye surgery in the future.
An experienced ophthalmologist can help get you the right blue light blocking lenses that you need to protect your eyes. Even if you do not have a prescription, blue light blocking is an important part of taking care of your eyes! Call us today to see how we can help make your computer viewing more comfortable!