Blue light glasses are gaining more popularity amongst the health and fashion conscious across the world. Blue light blocking glasses are a fundamental tool in promoting a healthier you. But who should wear blue light glasses?
What is Blue Light?
Blue light is light in the visible range that is emitted from back lit digital devices, LED light bulbs and the sun. Blue light in its natural form during the day gives us energy, makes us feel alert and happy. Blue light in artificial form like from back lit digital devices and light bulbs damage our eyes and causes digital eyestrain. When we are exposed to blue light after sunset this sends a message to our brain with tells us its daytime and not to relax and get ready to sleep. Harvard health has shown that lack of sleep caused by exposure to blue light after sunset can lead to heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Who Should Wear Blue Light Glasses During the Day?
Blue light during the day leads to digital eyestrain and fatigue. Blue light is emitted from pretty much any device that emits white light. Blue light is found in high quantities in your laptop, computer monitor, office/house lighting, TV and smart phone. Over exposure to this type of blue light in isolation can lead to digital eyestrain. Digital eye strain is personified by sore, tired or watery eyes after a long day using a computer. It can also result in headaches or even migraines.
If you are exposed to artificial blue light during the day you should wear blue light glasses. Blue light glasses that have a clear lens are often incorrectly called blue light blocking glasses. Clear lens blue light glasses cannot block blue light so are actually referred to as computer glasses or blue light filtering glasses.
During the day we need blue light to be optimal, hence the sky’s colour, blue! However, over exposure to blue light in isolation from digital devices and office or house lighting damages the cells in our eyes and leads to digital eyestrain. Therefore, we do not want to block all blue light, just filter it. The optimal filtration levels appear to be around 30% which is what BLUblox BluLite glasses filter. BluLite computer glasses are the best computer glasses and should be worn by anyone who experiences symptoms of digital eyestrain when using a computer or working under artificial light during the day.
What Blue Light Glasses Should I Wear If I Am Light Sensitive?
Not everyone should wear blue light glasses during the day that have a clear lens. Computer glasses are great for those who suffer digital eyestrain but are not sensitive to blue light.
How does one know if they are sensitive to blue light? If you suffer from Migraines, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Fatigue or Stress you may be sensitive to artificial blue light. If you have any issues with these conditions you may need to filter more blue light than usual. These is where SummerGlo blue light blocking glasses from BLUblox come in. They filter 50% of blue light which helps with alleviating symptoms of some of the conditions mentioned. SummerGlo blue light blocking glasses are also infused with colour therapy. The colour yellow has been shown to boost mood in people who feel down, which makes blocking blue light combined with colour therapy a potent weapon in the battle against blue light sensitivity. SummerGlo blue light blocking glasses should be worn during the day if you are exposed to artificial blue light and have a sensitivity to blue light.
Who Should Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses?
Blue light blocking glasses are blue light glasses which block 100% of blue light. Blue light blocking glasses can only have one lens colour which is deep amber or red. The best blue light blocking glasses block 100% of blue light but also the majority of green light as well. Studies have clearly shown that blue and green light found between 400nm and 550nm is responsible for suppressing melatonin levels and disrupting our sleep.
Who should wear blue light blocking glasses? If you are exposed to blue light after sunset you will be telling your brain its daytime and to not release optimal levels of melatonin. We all have a circadian rhythm found in our brains which tells the time using light and darkness as cues. We evolved under the sun which meant that during the day blue light would pass through our eyes and tell our brains its daytime. When the sun had set the camp fires would come on and the red and orange light and surrounding darkness would signal its nigh time and melatonin would be released. It's important to know about circadian rhythms when we look to answer the answer “who should wear blue light blocking glasses?”
When the sun has set if you use a smart phone, laptop, open the fridge, watch TV or turn on a light in your house you will be tricking your brain into thinking its daytime. Therefore, you would need to wear a pair of the best blue light blocking glasses to make your brain think its night-time and to release more melatonin. BLUblox Sleep+ glasses are the best blue light blocking glasses for sleep and are made in Australia in an optics laboratory. BLUblox Sleep+ blue light blocking glasses block 100% of the blue light and green light that is responsible for melatonin suppression.
Who Should Wear Blue Light Glasses?
Blue light glasses should be worn by anyone who is exposed to blue light during the day. The type of blue light glasses one should wear during the day would either be BluLite Computer Glasses if you suffer digital eyestrain or SummerGlo blue light blocking glasses should you have a sensitivity to blue light.
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