PROTECTING YOUR EYES FROM BLUE LIGHT
Digital devices fit so naturally into our daily lives that it’s easy to forget how “unnatural” it is for our eyes to work, read and play from a digital display for hours. With the increased use of digital devices, we are exposed to more blue light overall from both natural and artificial sources.
WHAT IS THE BLUE LIGHT?
Blue light can be found in things like computers and flat-screen televisions, LED lights, and energy-efficient light bulbs.
Extended exposure may cause eye damage and discomfort, but don’t worry! With our blue light blocking glasses, you can enjoy your screen time and preserve your eyesight.
How Does Blue Light Affect Us?
Our constant connection to our smartphones, tablets, and laptops may contribute to headaches, sore eyes, and stiff necks — all symptoms of digital eyestrain. With the majority of our waking hours spent in front of a screen, paired with harmful blue-violet light* from digital devices, it’s no surprise that our eyes are working harder than ever.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO AVOID THE EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT
More than half of U.S. adults – 60 percent – spend a minimum of six hours a day, every day on phones, tablets and computers, so it’s important to practice good habits to keep your eyes safe from blue light. Because we use our electronic devices so regularly, we are gradually being exposed to more sources of this light for longer periods of time.
Use the 20/ 20/ 20 Rule
Follow the 20-20-20 principle. This means, look away from your computer or digital device every 20 minutes for 20 seconds about 20 feet away. This helps your eyes refocus and avoid computer eye fatigue.
Invest in Blue Light Filtering Lenses
Get fitted for blue light filtering lenses to block the penetration of blue light from computers and digital devices. They’re available for prescription and non-prescription glasses.
Avoid using digital devices an hour before trying to sleep
Don’t take phones and tablets to bed. The blue light from your phone’s display is more likely to keep you awake than the incandescent lamp on your bedside table.
Computer eye fatigue symptoms are very common, and also very treatable. Schedule an eye exam to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your eyes from blue light computer eye fatigue.