These blue light glasses filter the blue light coming from your digital screens. They block 40% of harmful blue light that is created by computers, smartphones and TV screens whilst allowing the beneficial light through. (NOTE: These blue light glasses do not have any magnification).
Are your eyes sick of screens?
If you spend hours on your computer each day, taking breaks to check your phone or read the news on your tablet, and then relaxing in front of TV each night, your eyes are being exposed to plenty of short-wave blue light. You may notice this can give you eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches.
Particularly with the Covid climate when more of us are working from home more often, and meetings are often held by Zoom (on a screen) rather than in person, our eyes get less of break from screens and don't get a chance to recover during the day.
Do you struggle to sleep?
Blue light also affects our sleep, because it tells your brain to wake up and stay alert. The experts say to avoid looking at any screens for the 2 hours before bed - and yes that includes TVs and tablets! I don't know about you, but I wind down by watching Netflix and reading my e-books, so that doesn't work for me. Luckily, a 2017 study done by the University of Houston found that participants wearing blue light glasses before bed showed about a 58% increase in their nighttime melatonin levels. So by using blue blocking glasses we can improve sleep and still be productive (or entertained) at night.
If these glasses block blue light, will my screen look funny?
The short answer is, no. I've loaded a couple of photos so you can see how my screen looks through the blue light glasses that I wear all day, every day (except when I'm not at my computer!) I've actually compared how the screen looks through these blue light filter glasses to the 'eye saver' mode on one of my screens, and find the colour remains much more natural through the glasses than with the screen mode.
- Tortoiseshell MATTE is the darker brown colour, with a full-colour frame.
- Tortoiseshell is a gloss finish with clear lower frame rims.
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