Yes, you can wear contact lenses alongside with wearing computer glasses that are designed to help to filter out harmful artificial blue light from digital screens.
However, there are also times you should instead be looking to use a pair of computer glasses with lenses that use your personal prescription.
The Problem With Computer Screens and Contact Lenses
Computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, is the main problem when we work on a computer for a prolonged period of time.
Looking at a digital screen for a long time or frequently can lead to symptoms such as:
- Eye strain
- Dry Eyes
- Red, irritated eyes
- Disturbed sleep patterns
One of the biggest problems that occurs with digital eye strain is that researchers found we tend to blink less. This means your blink rate is less than if you didn't look at a digital screen.
Blinking less can lead to dry and irritated eyes.
Wearing contact lenses is also associated with blinking less and can lead to dry eyes.
This means when using contact lenses and working on a computer can lead to a possible lowered blink rate, which can lead to drier or irritated eyes.
Computer Glasses Options for Contact Lens Wearers
Wearing a pair of good computer glasses has benefits. Especially BLUblox glasses that have undergone lab testing to confirm they actually filter the correct wavelengths of blue light. See BLUblox vs other brands results here.
We at BLUblox want to give people the option to find the best pair of blue light glasses for their needs and lifestyle.
1. The First Option
The first option you have is to choose to buy one of the many styles of computer glasses available in the BluLite computer glasses range in a non-prescription option.
2. The Second Option
The second option is that you can order your BluLite computer glasses with the exact prescription your optometrist prescribed you. This is the best option for those you also don't want to have to wear contact lenses when using computer glasses.
3. The Third Option
The third option is that you can order your computer glasses with reading lens magnifications.
People who wear contact lenses can benefit from wearing computer glasses to help them reduce their exposure to artificial blue light that comes off digital screens.
There are options available to customise your computer glasses with prescription lenses so that you can also have the option of not needing to wear contact lenses with your computer glasses.