Digital eye strain is very common in people who spend a lot of time on screens. If you experience eye strains or headaches when using a screen, it could be the blue light they emit is affecting your eyes. Blue light lenses filter this harmful light, protecting your eyes from possible problems
If you spend a lot of time in front of screens such as computers, TVs or mobile phones, your eyes are at risk of developing problems. At Bay Optical, we have blue light lenses that protect your vision by blocking the harmful rays. Don’t put your eyes at risk while we can offer you an effective protection solution.
How Does Blue Light Affect the Eyes?
The sun emits several colors, including yellow, orange, indigo, violet, and blue. Blue light usually has a short wavelength and hits the eyes at a very high frequency. Having a short wavelength, it penetrates through the eyes very easily. Blue light from the sun is not as harmful as the one emitted by digital devices. This light has the potential to damage cells in the retina, causing vision problems.
How Do Blue Light Lenses Work?
Blue light lenses work by filtering blue light rays emitted by digital screens. They have a special coating that reflects a percentage of blue light from the eyes. The percentage of light reflected away depends on the type of lens you’re using.
Why You Should Wear Blue Light Lenses
Blue light lenses offer a lot of benefits, among them being preventing eye strain and headaches. Apart from protecting your vision, blue light lenses also promote proper sleep. When you use digital devices at night without these lenses, the blue light emitted stimulates the mind, making it hard to find sleep, and reduces sleeping duration. If you use the lenses, the light will be blocked, which helps you fall asleep faster and for longer duration.
Do You Need Prescription for Blue Light Lenses?
You need a blue light lenses prescription from an eye doctor to make sure they fit correctly. The doctor will also examine you and ask for information about your medical history, to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for wearing these lenses.
Get Blue Light Lenses at Bay Optical
Blue light from digital devices can cause harmful effects on your eyes. Before getting them, visit Bay Optical for a comprehensive exam. If you have started experiencing symptoms like eye strains please advise your provider. We will examine your eyes and diagnose the problem well as offer the appropriate treatment. Call today at the following locations: Glens Falls: (518) 792-4140 or SaratogaSprings/Wilton: (518) 587-2020.