Staring at digital screens hurts your eyes. Our blue light glasses help.
Why people should use blue light glasses? According to Harvard Medical School, blue light can affect your sleep and potentially cause disease and the proliferation of electronics with screens, as well as energy-efficient lighting, is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths.
Forbes says we spend 12 hours a day, on average, in front of digital devices. Blue light emitted by screens such as computers, mobile phones, tablets an TVs can cause damage to the retina and cause eyestrain, eye fatigue and even sleep cycle disruption.
According to the organization Prevent Blindness, almost all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina. This light may affect vision and could prematurely age the eyes. Early research shows that too much exposure to blue light could lead to:
Digital eyestrain: Blue light from computer screens and digital devices can decrease contrast leading to digital eyestrain. Fatigue, dry eyes, bad lighting, or how you sit in front of the computer can cause eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include sore or irritated eyes and difficulty focusing.
Retina damage: Studies suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells. This can cause vision problems like age-related macular degeneration.
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