Why & How to protect your Eyes from Blue Light?

Can you see the World? How? Just because you have good eyesight. Right? Have you ever imagined how the World for you, if you would not have vision? Just Imagine.

This era of technology is giving so much comfort to your life, accompanied by so much of unhealthy habits. What am I talking? I am talking about your increased usage of smartphones, tablets, computers & LED tv. As technology improves, your devices keep changing over time. Overuse of technological devices leads to an unhealthy lifestyle of humans.

What is Blue Light?

Blue light is a light which you receive from sunlight in the maximum amount. Other than that you receive blue light from Florescent lights, Compact fluorescent light bulbs, LED lights, flat LED televisions, computer monitors, smartphones and tablet screens.

Why to Protect your Eyes from Blue Lights?

Blue light is the most damaging because it is the highest energy light that can reach the retina, and it can react with the chemicals in the retina to produce damaging free radicals, which are molecules that can adversely interact with other molecules inside of our cells. This can leads to AMD.

How to Protect your eyes?
How to Protect your eyes ?

Evening and late-night exposure to blue light from your smartphones, tablet, computer or television screens will disturb your sleep cycle – alter the circadian rhythm and acutely suppress the melatonin levels, which is responsible hormone for sleep regulation.

Blue Light protection -  Late night
Avoid late night use of Digital Devices

Digital Eye strain: Digital eye strain refers to the physical discomfort of eyes after using screens for more than 2 hours.

Retina Damage: Studies reports that continuous exposure to blue light may damage the retinal cells, which may cause vision problems like Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Effects on Adults : Eye strain, Headaches, Blurred vision, Dry eyes, Neck and shoulder pain. Premature Aging.

Effects on Children : Headaches, Blurred vision, Neck/shoulder Pain, Eye strain, Dry irritated eyes, Poor behavior, Reduced attention span, Irritability.

Blue Light Protection - Children
Limit device usage for your Children

How to Protect your Eyes from Blue Light?

This is very important for those who deal with Computer screens, Tablets and Mobile-phone screens. Mobile phone usage has increased in all general population. And in some profession computer screen facing more than 5-6 hours is necessary. Hence there should be some protection for your eyes. There are a few ways to reduce blue light exposure.

  • Take frequent breaks while using digital devices.
  • Use blue light filters : Filters are available in your computers, or you can download the software which provides blue light filters. For mobile users, many apps are available to filter blue light from the screen. Advance technology in smartphone also provides an inbuilt option for blue light filtration.
  • Computer Glasses : Computer glasses with Yellow, Grey and brown tint will block blue light.
Use Computer Glasses
Use Computer Glasses
  • Ante – Reflective Lenses : Ante reflective lenses reduce glare and increase contrast and also block blue light from the sun and digital devices.

Blue Light Protection Glass – User’s Review : I have asked some people, how much effective the blue light protection glasses are, who uses Blue Light Protection Glasses everyday.

Blue Light Protection Glass
Blue Light Protection Glass

Dr. Jaymin Patel said “On my normal glasses, I used to get a slight irritation on my eyes. But with blue light protection glasses, I feel no irritation at all. The eyes don’t get strained with these glasses. The difference is so significant that you can feel it.I recommend going for the Blue-Cut lenses to people who work in front of laptop or mobile screens for long hours and also for those who do lots of gaming on TV”.

Hardik Shah Said ” I had a problem: For my job, I needed to spend a minimum of eight hours a day staring at a computer screen. Plus, unfortunately, in my downtime after work, I would often find myself staring at another, smaller screen: the rectangle of my phone, which would constantly beam more blue light into my face.. I usually only wear prescription (non-light-blocking) glasses when I’m driving. I found that when I had to wear my blue light glasses every time I was looking at a screen, it made me more aware of just how often I was looking at a screen”.

Shivani Gowda said ” Being a blogger, fashion designer and student, we all are into gadget’s like Mobile phones, tablet, laptop etc. Well its been a while, I started using blue light protection glass. So far I feel comfortable wearing glasses, while I m working on my laptop sometimes I use it when I m watching TV. It is helping me to protect my retina and other eye problems. I don’t know much about the other brand but yeah I am using silver care glasses from a long-time”.

I hope you will choose a good Blue Protector Glasses for you and your children, and avoid using digital devices for longer periods and at night.

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.

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By Prashastii Patel

Dr. Prashastii Patel is a Physical Therapist & a certified fitness trainer. Being in the medical field, she loves to share information and knowledge about Health, Fitness and Wellness here on this blog. Dr. Prashasti Patel is the Founder of Kaushalyam Fitness & Wellness Center. She also runs another blog in the category of Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle. She has also done master in Reiki Healing. She treats people with Reiki also.

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