Blue light is a high-energy visible light released by electronic devices like laptops, smartphones and newer TVs. The sun also releases this type of light, which is essential for regulating the human sleep-wake cycle.
While a moderate amount of blue light is good for us, too much of it can actually impact our health negatively, leading to digital eye strain and disrupted sleeping patterns. For the past few years, scientists have also been studying whether blue light raises the risk of dry eye syndrome and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
If you’re concerned about the effects of blue light exposure, the first step is scheduling an eye exam with Brown's Eye Center in Warner Robins & Kathleen to learn more about blue light-blocking glasses.
Blue Light And Digital Eye Strain
Just about everyone who spends a significant amount of time on digital devices has experienced digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome.
Common symptoms of digital eye strain include headaches, eye fatigue, blurred vision, and dry eyes. It can also lead to neck and shoulder pain.
Blue Light and Insomnia
Scientific studies have shown that excessive exposure to blue light can result in insomnia because it blocks the body’s ability to release melatonin, a hormone that’s responsible for making you feel sleepy.
Insufficient sleep has been linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cognitive dysfunction, and sleep disorders – all of which can affect vision health.
It’s for this reason that eye doctors recommend that individuals refrain from using digital devices at least an hour before bedtime to protect their vision and overall health.
Protect Your Eyes with BlueGuard Lenses from Brown's Eye Center
Blue light-protecting eyewear is the best way to shield your eyes from blue light.
BlueGuard computer glasses are specially designed for this purpose. They filter blue light to ensure that your eyes aren’t being overexposed.
To learn more, book an appointment with Brown's Eye Center in Warner Robins & Kathleen.