Blue light has received a lot of media attention over recent years due to its link to interfering with our sleep patterns when we take in much more blue light from our smartphones and other devices throughout the day than what we were used to, especially before bed.
Blue Comfort Lenses
Given there is a growing relationship between blue light and problems such as eye strains, dry eyes, eye fatigue and even problems like macular degeneration, having a blue light filter on prescription glasses in environments where you have a higher exposure to digital devices is now becoming fairly commonplace.
What Is Blue Light?
Blue light (a short wavelength part of the visible light spectrum) is a high-energy light that can be emitted from various sources, primarily the sun, but also from digital screen exposure. Unlike the eye's natural protection from UV rays, the retina is not equipped to protect itself from blue light. This can lead to potential damage and harm.
Blue Light Filtering Lenses
Blue light filters, also known as blue light blocking glasses, are designed to reduce the amount of blue light that reaches the eyes. By filtering out blue light, you help reduce the risk of retinal damage and eye strain caused by excessive exposure. With blue light filters on lenses, people can comfortably use electronic devices for longer periods without experiencing eye strain, headaches or disrupted sleep patterns.
Is A Blue Comfort Coating Right For Me?
If you work with digital devices, like at a computer, or spend a significant amount of time using digital devices, then a blue light lens coating could help reduce the amount of blue light absorbed by your eyes and therefore your eye strain and fatigue.
To learn more about blue comfort lens coatings and find out if it could be right for you, visit your local Kevin Paisley clinic across our Victoria and South Australia centres by selecting your preferred location here, or give us a call.