– Why are blue light glasses so popular?
Blue light glasses became popular thanks to the pandemic as more users required hours of screen time to connect to others. A pair of blue light glasses was said to help users to block out blue light exposure. The glasses were designed to help them to reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain which included headaches and dry eyes when using their digital screens.
– How effective are blue light glasses?
Despite its popularity on social media, no evidence proved that blue light glasses were 100% effective. Even the damage from blue-light-blocking was not proven to be true according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Even if blue light filtering is proven to play a part in causing eye damage, blue light glasses will barely block out much blue light for it to be effective.
Even though blue light doesn’t cause damage, it may cause more harm to individuals who have trouble sleeping. Blue light inhibits our brain’s ability to produce melatonin, which makes it harder for us to fall asleep. Reducing exposure with the use of blue glasses might help with better sleep quality but more research is needed in this field.
– What the science says about blue light glasses
There is no research to prove that blue light is the cause of eye strain. Eye strain does cause a lot of issues, including eye fatigue, but according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this is caused by overuse or misuse of digital devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Experts advise the best way to reduce eye strain is to spend less time on digital screens, take regular breaks, and avoid sitting too close to screens.
If you are experiencing eye strain regularly, it’s likely a deeper problem you are experiencing. Book an eye exam with 3-for-1 glasses Hamilton to speak to an expert.
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