Blue Light Blocking Lenses at Riviera Opticare
Daylight carries every color of the rainbow, including blue. However, as natural and pervasive as blue light may be in nature, its unnatural presence in our daily lives can play a role in certain health concerns, from sleep disruption to eye diseases and vision loss. Fortunately, blue light blocking lenses can protect your priceless eyes against this form of radiation. Here at Riviera Opticare, we are happy to provide this form of protection for our patients in Scottsdale and Mesa AZ.
When Blue Light Poses Problems
Light energy only becomes visible at wavelengths larger than 380 nanometers. Blue light extends from this level up to approximately 500 nanometers on the scale of electromagnetic radiation. The lower wavelengths appear violet or blue-violet, while the upper wavelengths appear turquoise in color.
Your eyes receive exposure to the blue light in sunlight on a regular basis. To some extent, this is a good thing, since blue light promotes daytime alertness by governing your circadian rhythm. Excessive or abnormal exposure to blue light, however, can throw this rhythm off, causing chronic insomnia that may impair your overall health.
LED monitors and smartphone screens deliver concentrated amounts of blue-tinged light to the eyes. This exposure may cause retinal damage associated with macular degeneration and low vision. It also causes an irritating phenomenon known as computer vision or digital eye strain. This condition can leave you with dry eyes, fatigued eye muscles, and strain-induced headaches or shoulder pain.
Improving Your Health and Protecting Your Eyes With Blue Light Blocking Lenses
Whether you currently suffer from the effects of blue light exposure or you just want to avoid future blue light problems, Riviera Opticare can help. Our Mesa and Scottsville optometry team can fit you with prescription or non-prescription blue light blocking lenses. These lenses filter out the most harmful wavelengths associated with digital eye strain and other eye disorders.
Different types of blue light blocking lenses employ different kinds and degrees of tinting or filtering technology to prevent unwanted blue light from entering your eyes. Some products make use of yellow or amber tints, while others have internal filtering agents that block blue light with almost no changes in color perception. We can advise you on the ideal kind of computer eyewear for your needs and problems, from keeping your eyes healthy to restoring your normal sleep-wake cycle.
Learn More at Our Mesa or Scottsdale Office
Give your eyes the special care they need to survive long hours of staring at digital devices. Call Riviera Opticare's Mesa or Scottsdale office to learn more and schedule a visit to our eye center!