BLUE LIGHT, BLUE LIGHT GLASSES & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW can almost argue that we’ve all heard the phrase “blue light” or “blue light glasses but my argument would be wrong because it just isn’t the truth. These days, folks, especially millennials who spend a lot of time with computers express their need for “computer glasses”, “blue light glasses” etcetera. 
I realized is that what most of them think or refers to as “computer glasses” or anti-blue light glasses is not ANTI-BLUE LIGHT GLASSES in the real sense of it. What they think is anti-blue light glasses is only a pair of glasses with some tints in it and in my opinion doesn’t offer much help. 

Some have gone as far as spending quite an amount of money on buying glasses from computer sales agents who know little to nothing about eyewear with the thought that this sales agent is providing them with mysterious eyewear with some superpowers…ride with me :)


What is Blue light?

Blue light is a range of high frequency, high energy visible light on the light spectrum which has some biological effects.

Where Does it Come From?

If you will, may I burst your bubble? :D ….Your laptop, your desktop, or workstation aren’t the only source of blue light eheheh.
Blue light can be derived from the sun, LED lighting, fluorescent, electronics, and well, of course, your digital screens (including Television, phones & tablets)


Is it Harmful?

Although blue light is quite famous for its negative effects like headaches, eyestrain, and fatigue usually after hours of proximity to a digital screen, it also has its benefit. Blue light helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm (our sleep-wake cycle).  

Meanwhile, over-exposure to blue light can also lead to restlessness and inability to sleep.

What do experts say about your regular “blue light glasses”

Experts in the field of Ophthalmology say that there is no data to back up claims that blue light blocking glasses are better for the eyes when using a computer.

A report by American Academy of Ophthalmology reveals that it is not necessary to spend money on special [eyewear] for computer use.

What Is The Way Forward? 

I understand that many of us have to spend a considerable length of time on our computers and digital devices due to the nature of our work and even the world today. There are a lot of things we need to use the computer and internet for.

However, no matter what it is you’re doing, you come first. Your health is paramount.

Try to take as many breaks from your computer, digital screens, and other sources of blue light. Try to do without your digital devices few hours (say 1 to 2 hours) before going to bed. Visit an ophthalmologist if you aren’t sure about the condition of your eyes. 

1 comment

  • Optic health. Never saw that coming. Thanks DDY

    Angel Salt

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