Blue Light Lenses: Everything You Need to Know
Did you know that the average adult spends over 12 hours a day staring at screens? Smartphones, tablets, TVs, and personal computers are different screens that emit blue light. Blue light is the leading cause of many eye issues that could impair vision if one doesn’t wear protective eyewear.
Blue light lenses are an excellent protective solution to keep your eyes safe from digital strain. For unparalleled optometry services, visit us today at Riviera Opticare in Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ. Here’s more on Blue light lenses.
What are Blue Light Lenses?
Blue light lenses are crafted to block or filter the bright light that comes from digital screens. Prolonged exposure of blue light to the naked eye can irritate the eye and pose potential damage. Patients facing eye irritation are often asked to wear protective blue light glasses. As experts in providing general eye care, we perform comprehensive eye exams and offer prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses to people with various eye issues.
How Blue Light Lenses Work
Blue light lenses reduce the amount of blue light reaching the eyes from the screen. Bright light from the sun and digital screens can trigger headaches and other eye issues. The culprit for most eye issues is mainly blamed on blue light from digital screens. However, the primary issue that causes eye strain and discomfort is a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Due to the glare from screens, your eyes may have difficulty focusing. Therefore, the irritation comes not from the bright light but due to limited eye movement and reduced frequency of blinking, leading to eye dryness.
Blue light lenses relax the eyes enough to focus on the screen for long periods. The eye tends to strain and contract when looking at an object that's relatively close to the eye. Some blue light lenses can make the screen appear further for better vision and less discomfort. Consider purchasing our blue light lenses if you have the following symptoms:
• Blurred vision
• Itchy eyes
• Dry eyes
• Neck and shoulder pain
• Watery eyes
• Burning eyes
• Sensitivity to light
• Difficulty keeping your eyes open
How Much Light Do Blue Light Lenses Block?
The right pair of Blue Light eyeglasses can block up to 98% of blue light. Blue light lenses from renowned brands claim to block 90%, 80%, or 70% of light, and neither cuts it if you want to guarantee optimum comfort for your eyes. Aim to find a pair of blue-blocking glasses that can at least block 95% of blue light. Dark grey, red, orange, yellow, or brown, the color of the lens makes little difference. What tells you that the blue light lenses you’re about to purchase are good quality include:
• They should be FDA approved
• Have a special anti-glare coating
• Sturdiness of the hinges
Contact Riviera Opticare in Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ
Are you looking to purchase a pair of blue light lenses? The above are crucial details pointing you in the right direction. Call our Scottsdale office today at (480) 991-6432 or our Mesa office at (480) 827-9184.