We all spend a lot of time in front of screens these days, and it can adversely affect our eyes. Having eye strain, irritation and watery eyes are not uncommon problems today, and these problems stem from blue light. At French Optical, we have been sharing the benefits of blue light blocking glasses with residents of New York, NY for many years.
Blue light itself has a short wavelength and it produces a lot of energy. It is emitted by virtually every type of screen, but it can also be found elsewhere. Even if you don't look at screens in the hours before bed, you will still have the effects of blue light from your fluorescent lights as well as from the sun. Both of these sources can cause insomnia if you are exposed to them late in the day. Blue light may also cause irritation and dry eyes.
Everyone has an internal clock that lets you know when it should be awake or asleep. This natural rhythm can be affected by your lifestyle and diet, and blue light has an enormous effect on it. Blue light alters your circadian rhythms, leading to trouble sleeping after spending time looking at screens. Insomnia can be hugely frustrating and make you feel bad the next day. Blue light blocking glasses will help you avoid this situation.
Blue Light Lenses
There are specialty glasses that have lenses that can filter out the blue light part of the light spectrum. After wearing them for a few days, you should get used to them and the way the world looks when you wear them. Because blue light can also cause problems to your retinas, these lenses can protect you from that damage as well. They are normally worn for the last few hours of the day before bedtime to keep blue light from altering your natural rhythms.
Contact us for Blue Light Blocking Lenses in New York, NY
If you spend a lot of time looking at screens from a smartphone to a TV to a computer, you should be using glasses that block blue light so that your body isn't adversely affected. Our eye care professionals will assess your condition to determine how blue light blocking lenses will benefit you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call French Optical today at (212) 868-3310.