It’s a routine at your annual eye exam that your optometrist asks you 3 things: Do you drive? Do you want to be dilated? Do you stare at any type of digital screen for long periods of time during the day? Then they will proceed to incorporate a prescription to either help when you’re driving at night, dilate your eyes to check for any eye diseases and or recommend blue light glasses to protect your eyes from the damage that comes with staring at a digital screen all day long. We all know that prescriptions are beneficial to everyone who needs it. They help with driving and dilating the eyes to check for any abnormalities, but what about blue light glasses? Are they really helpful? Do they really work?
Why Are Blue Light Glasses Needed?
If you are someone who works on a computer screen for more than 5 hours a day, there’s a possibility that you suffer from dry eyes. One of the main reasons why you suffer from dry eyes is because you stare at a screen for hours at a time. It doesn’t even have to be work-related purposes, it could simply be someone who is on their phone for hours and hours, scrolling through social media.
Regardless of which one describes you on a daily basis, prolonged screen time is very harmful to your eyes, so that’s where blue light glasses come in to help.
Blue light glasses were created for eye protection. From what we were taught, blue light blocking glasses were created to protect our eyes from the blue light that emits from digital screens.
They have been marketed by doctors from all over who claim that these glasses will help prevent digital eye strain when using them. Doctors even say that the glasses are safe to wear for long periods of time, so how do they work?
How They Work
The blocking glasses have a specific type of lens that blocks out or filters the blue light that comes from your computer, cellphone, tv screen, etc.
Blue light, sabotages your internal clock, disrupting your sleep schedule, so using blue light glasses when winding down for the night can be beneficial. They are also supposed to help reduce the damage that can be caused to your retina from too much blue light exposure.
The Benefits of Using Them
So what are the benefits of using blue light glasses? Well from what was explained earlier, these blocking glasses help with scrolling on your