Your Vision, Our Focus: Blue Vision Protection
Ask your eye doctor in Nashua, NH and nearby areas: Where are we exposed to blue light?
The major source of blue light is sunlight. In addition, you have to take into account the exposure you get from artificial blue lights emitted by fluorescent lights, CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs, LED lights, flat screen LED televisions, computer monitors, smart phones, and tablet screens.
Blue light emitted by screens is small compared to the amount of exposure from the sun, however there is concern over the long-term effects of screen exposure because of the close proximity and the length of time spent looking at these screens. Of greater concern are our children because, according to a recent study by National Eye Institute, their eyes absorb more blue light from digital device screens compared to adults.
Blue Light and Your Eyes
How does this ubiquitous blue light affect our eyes? Virtually all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and comes in contact with the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye). The light-sensitive cells in the retina when damaged can cause to prematurely age the eyes and potentially affect vision.
Too much exposure to blue light could lead to eye problems:
Digital eye strain. Significant amount blue light from digital screens reduces contrast leading to fatigue, dry or irritated eyes, and sometimes difficulty in focusing.
Damage to the Retina. Prolonged exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cell, which can lead to the breakdown of the macula (or macular degeneration) and other vision problems.
You Need Blue Vision Protection
Leave the job to us. We will recommend lenses and filters that will protect your eyes from blue light. Your options include:
Indoors: To provide soothing comfort and exceptional vision protection, there are lens designed to reduce “photo-stress” and aids in protecting the retina from blue light.
Outdoors: There are outdoor sun lenses that offer the highest quality polarized filter with lens material designed to protect you from a wider spectrum of harmful blue light of the sun.
Night Time: If you are exposed to artificial blue light three hours before the start of your normal sleep cycle, it is advisable to wear advanced blue light filtering glasses to optimize your sleep and physiological functions.
Indoor or Outdoor, Any Time: With advanced in technology, a number of lens manufacturers have introduced special glare-reducing anti-reflective coatings designed to block blue light from both natural sunlight and digital devices.
Computer Glasses: These special-purpose glasses can be helpful to minimize blue light exposure from digital devices. If you have no need for vision correction you can get your computer glasses without an eyeglass prescription. However, if you routinely wear bifocals or progressive lenses to correct your eyesight, your eye doctor may prescribe the use of computer glasses to optimize your vision — specifically for the distance from which you view your devices.
Let us know how we can attend to your vision needs. Call us today!
Ask our eye doctors in Nashua, NH and nearby areas about which type of lens features best suit your needs for protecting your eyes from blue light. They will be more than happy to answer all questions and concerns and ensure you get the maximum UV and blue light protection possible based on your individual needs. Call us at (603) 598-1620 or you can fill out our scheduler to request an appointment.