Everything You Need to Know About Blue Light Glasses

Beat the blues (and blue light)

Phones, computers, tablets, gaming, television screens, and even the sun…they’re all giving us the Blues. Well, at least blue light. Everyone from the very young to the very “experienced” is receiving increasing amounts of blue light from the digital devices that demand their attention for work, school, and play.

What is blue light?

Light comes in a spectrum of wavelengths. Some are visible, some are not. Each wavelength has a specific energy level and blue light has the highest energy level of all the visible wavelengths. Higher energy leads to a higher potential impact on your baby blues…or greens, browns, hazels.

How does blue light affect your health?

Because blue light has the highest energy level of all the visible wavelengths, your eyes work overtime dealing with it and it has some negative impacts on several areas of your eye and overall health.

The additional effort required to deal with blue light can irritate your eyes and lead to Digital Eye Strain. That feeling normally goes away when you give your eyes a break, but that doesn’t mean the effects disappear. All that blue light buildup can give you the bedtime blues. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states blue light has been proven to affect the body’s circadian rhythm, your natural wake and sleep cycle.

Beyond irritated eyes and disrupted sleep, there are other things going on behind the scenes. A study published by ScienceDirect found that specific wavebands of blue light harm the eyes’ mitochondria and antioxidant protection system, and altered operation of the eyes’ cellular defensive system.

What can I do about blue light?

You can decrease the amount of time you spend in front of digital devices and/or get yourself some blue light glasses, which are specifically designed to filter that high energy wavelength.

For $49, roughly 3 months of Netflix or 1 tank of gas, you can put blue light lenses between your precious windows-to-the-world and your blue light devices. It’s a smart, simple and cost-effective way to protect your eye health and sleep sanity.

Beat the Blues by adding blue light lenses to any pair of Visibly Original Eyewear frames for just $49.

Beat the Blues by adding blue light lenses to any pair of Visibly’s Original Eyewear frames for just $49.