Are Blue Light Glasses Eye Savers or Wellness Scams?
Are blue light glasses eye savers or wellness scams?
In today’s digital world, the amount of blue light exposure we experience is greater than ever before. From our computers, phones, and tablets, to the fluorescent lighting in our homes and offices, our eyes are constantly exposed to this potentially harmful light. Blue light blocking glasses, also known as computer glasses, are designed to help protect our eyes from the potentially damaging effects of blue light. By filtering out harmful blue light wavelengths, these glasses can help reduce eye strain, improve sleep quality, and prevent long-term vision damage.
Benefits of Blue Light Glasses
The benefits of blue-light blocking glasses are wide-ranging and can have a positive impact on both your physical and mental health. By filtering out harmful blue light wavelengths, these glasses can help reduce eye strain and fatigue, improve sleep quality, and prevent long-term vision damage. Additionally, wearing blue-light blocking glasses can also help reduce headaches, improve concentration and focus, and even reduce anxiety.
Cons of Blue Light Glasses
While blue light blocking glasses can be extremely beneficial, there are some potential risks associated with their use. For example, some people may experience a decrease in their color perception, as the lenses may block some visible light wavelengths depending on how yellow the lenses are. All our glasses have a very slight yellow tinge which is practically unnoticeable which makes our glasses great for designers who need to see real colours. Additionally, blue light blocking glasses can be expensive, so it’s important to consider all your options before investing in a pair. At Optic-Blu we are committed to providing South Africans with the highest quality glasses at the most affordable prices.
How to Choose the Right Blue Light Glasses
When choosing blue light blocking glasses, it’s important to consider the amount of blue light you are exposed to and the type of activities you’ll be engaging in while wearing them. We offer very yellow lenses which are great for night driving and for use when on your devices at night. However, all our other blue light glasses filter enough of the harmful wave lengths to give you the optimum benefits of our glasses. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure the glasses fit properly and have an anti-reflective coating to reduce glare and improve visibility which most of our glasses offer. It’s also important to make sure the lenses are certified and have the appropriate UV protection which we do.
Alternatives to Blue Light Blocking Glasses
If you’re looking for an alternative to blue light blocking glasses, there are several options available. These include blue light blocking computer screens protectors and filters, blue light blocking apps and red bulb globes for your lights. Additionally, you can also reduce your blue light exposure by limiting your screen time and taking regular breaks from your devices.
Final Thoughts on Blue Light Glasses
Blue light blocking glasses can be an effective way to protect your eyes from the potentially damaging effects of blue light and are definitely not a wellness scam. As more and more people are becoming aware of harmful blue light, more research is being done into the topic.
It is however important to consider all your options before investing in a pair and make sure they pass the blue light test (like our lenses do) and provide the appropriate UV protection. Additionally, there are several alternatives to blue light blocking glasses available, so be sure to explore all your options before making a decision.