As a society, we rely more and more often on computers for work, for play, and for entertainment. We spend many hours each day on a computer and often feel the strain of nearly constant exposure to the lights on our screens. One thing that can help relieve that strain, available at Main Street Vision in Longmont, CO, is glasses that address the blue-light problem. But, is this the right choice for you?
What are Anti Blue Light Glasses?
These are glasses specifically designed to filter or block the blue light that is created by most “screens” today. The current belief is that prolonged exposure to blue light can cause damage to your retinas causing a variety of symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms associated with blue-light exposure include:
- Dry eyes
- Blurry vision
Prolonged exposure to lights from computers, tablets, mobile phones, and other “screens” can also lead to sleep disruptions and an inability to focus on important tasks for work or school.
Your optometrist can help you determine if you need specialized glasses to help you minimize the impact of this particular glare so that you can go about your day without the typical eye strain and headaches associated with it.
Who Experiences Blue-Light Problems?
Because so many people of all ages use computers and various other screens today, the number of people affected by blue-light is nearly endless it affects toddlers, children, teens, adults, and seniors without discrimination.
The real focus needs to be on how to protect these people from the negative impacts of these types of lights. One of the best ways is to work with your optometrist to get age-appropriate protective eyewear so that you limit your exposure from the specific light waves you hope to filter out.
The other option would be to minimize screen time. That is a great thing for children and teens. For adults, however, it may not be an option. In these cases, anti-blue light glasses are the most practical option to consider.
Fortunately, these types of glasses are quite affordable and provide immeasurable benefits to those suffering from various blue-light or screen-related issues.
We are Here to Help You with All Your Vision Needs
Contact Main Street Vision in Longmont, CO today to learn more about our wide range of anti-blue light glasses and to learn about how we can help you reduce eye fatigue, strain, and discomfort – not to mention blurry vision related to your exposure to blue light.