FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING TODAY

5 eye issues prevented by wearing bluelight lenses

November 13, 2020

5 eye issues prevented by wearing bluelight lenses

Bluelight is one of the spectra of colours. It’s naturally occurring from the sun and is also emitted artificially from our digital devices and some lights, such as LED.

Today we reach for digital devices more than ever. Long hours of blue light exposure is thought to be harmful to your eyes, causing a condition called digital eye strain (also called computer eye strain or computer vision syndrome) and retinal damage.

Screen time seems to be all the time for some of us. It’s probably no surprise if you’re feeling the effects of eye strain, especially if you work in front of a computer screen all day.

65% of digital device users experience digital eye strain symptoms (Vision Council), and although eye strain can be uncomfortable and irritating, the good news is that it isn’t permanent or severe. Eye strain will disappear once you allow your eyes to rest or take precautions to protect our eyes, like wearing blue light lenses. The five eye issues that can be prevented by wearing blue light lenses include:

1. Tired eyes

Have you ever felt ready for bed around the end of the day, only to be wide awake by the time you get home? That’s because you are not tired, your eyes are. Tired eyes are a common symptom of digital eye strain when using a digital screen over a long period of time, like a working day.

2. Eye irritation

One of the most common symptoms of eye strain is eye irritation, which can decrease the sharpness of your vision and may be a result of reduced blinking. People who work on screens blink as third as often as usual and may not close their eyes fully while blinking, reports All About Vision. Blinking keeps your eyes moist, washes away debris and spreads nutrients across your eye. Without it, our eyes can quickly get irritated.

3. Blurred vision

You might not realise, but it’s actually harder to read from a screen due to the letters not being as crisp or sharp, the glare caused by the screen and the reflections on the glass all make viewing more difficult. Poor posture, bad lighting, viewing distance, and screen resolution also worsen these symptoms. All of this can put extra pressure on your eyes, causing blurred vision. Blue light lenses can help to reduce the glare and relieve some of this pressure.

4. Headaches

It’s 3 p.m., and you start to feel a dull ache behind your eyes. You’ve noticed this happens most weekdays when you’re at work. Once you get home and rest on the couch, the headache vanishes. Sound familiar? If it is, your headaches could be caused by digital eye strain, and you’re not alone, headaches are one of the most common symptoms of digital eye strain.

5. Blindness

Studies suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells. The high-energy visible (HEV) artificial blue light has been observed to contribute to retinal cell damage in high doses, with smartphones causing the most damage as they are held closer to your face. Lenses that reduce glare, increase contrast and block blue light from the sun and digital devices, like blue light lenses, can all protect you from this cell damage.






Also in News

5 Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout
5 Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout

February 12, 2021

No one said working from home was easy. Often we feel that to be productive, we have to work all the time. Afternoons will blend with evenings; weekdays will blend with weekends, and little sense of time off will remain. For many, this leading to eventual burnout. 

View full article →

5 Self-Care Tips for Working From Home
5 Self-Care Tips for Working From Home

February 03, 2021

Self-care is just as vital in the office as it is when you're working from home. It can be easy to slip into bad habits when spending all day indoors, but in order to work efficiently — and to take good care of your health — there are a few things you can do.

View full article →

5 trends that are both fashionable and functional in 2021
5 trends that are both fashionable and functional in 2021

January 18, 2021

Well, 2020 was quite a year. The kind of year that we’re going to shelve under the category of ‘forget it and move on’. 

It is not difficult to see that more consumer needs and social uncertainties will conspire to continually redefine our concepts of time and change. The pandemic saw many consumers switch their shopping habits from ‘wants’ to ‘needs’ with surgical masks, antibacterial gloves and PPE becoming the bestsellers of the season. 

View full article →

WANT TO BE FEATURED? TAG US ON INSTAGRAM #chiquitaco