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Are Blue Light Glasses Worth It? Know Screen-Time Facts

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 29 Apr 2021

Are Blue Light Glasses Worth It? Know Screen-Time Facts

The latest blue light technology is one of the hottest trends in eyewear. A lot of research has been done to improve awareness about the effect of Blue Light radiation and extended use of Digital Screens on the eyesight. According to the latest findings, the pandemic was a catalyst in terms of affecting digital screen behaviours with the majority of people spending an enormous time on their favourite gadgets like televisions, smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers. Numerous studies also suggest that digital screen overuse is a potential cause of disrupted sleep, headaches, migraines and vision impairment.

So, what is Blue Light?

The Blue Light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes radiation with a range of wavelengths. Blue light can be found everywhere as sunlight is considered as the largest source of blue light. Other sources of artificial blue light include digital devices such as computers and smartphones. This artificial blue light penetrates deep into the eye, which can suppress the natural release of melatonin (the trigger in our brain that tells us when it’s time to be asleep and awake).

A latest online report published by wearesocial stated that the average Australian spends over 9 hours behind a screen. Since COVID-19, over 50% watch more shows on streaming services, 47% spend longer on social media and 46% spend longer on messenger services thus resulting in a strong spike in screen time. As more Australians learn about the harmful side effects of blue light, adults are turning to blue light filter glasses for protection.

How does Blue Light Block Reading Glasses help?

One way to mitigate the harmful effects of blue light is to wear a special kind of lens in your glasses. OZK.O Blue Light Block Reading Glasses have a specially crafted lens that filter out the blue light to protect your eyes from glare and can help reduce potential damage to your retina from prolonged exposure to blue light. As a result, this helps to:

  • Reduce eye strain & fatigue
  • Digital eye strain is more common than ever before. When concentrating for long periods on digital screen we tend not to blink as often. This can lead to eyes feeling tired. Some people may also have trouble adjusting focus from near to far.

  • Reduce headaches
  • An ongoing headache could be caused by overexposure to artificial blue light. Clinical studies have noted that the most common symptoms of digital eye strain are headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes and neck and shoulder pain.

  • Promote better sleep
  • A use of lot of electronic devices at night is part of the reason so many people don't get enough sleep. Exposure to blue light at night suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms - a natural process that helps control sleep-wake cycle.

    So, if you have trouble sleeping at night or get headaches from staring at the screen, or if you're concerned about the effect of blue light on your eyes, there's no harm in trying them, of course. But if you want to save yourself some time, simply pick up a pair of OZK.O
    Blue Light Block Reading Glasses at your local Blooms The Chemist today.