Blue light comes from a variety of sources, including the sun, LED lighting in your home, and digital devices. When digital devices are used excessively, particularly at night, they can affect your vision and health due to overexposure of blue light. At Advanced Family Eye Care PC, which serves St. Joseph, South Haven, Benton Harbor and Stevensville, MI, we provide blue light glasses to help protect your eyes and keep your vision clear. You can learn more about the benefits of blue light glasses below:
Understanding Blue Light
The visible light spectrum is composed of seven colors: red, yellow, blue, green, violet, indigo and orange. Since blue light has a high energy wavelength, it is beneficial during the day. The light can help you stay alert, improve your mood, and regulate your sleep-wake cycle. However, the exposure to light at night can disrupt your sleep and contribute to eyestrain or other visual problems. To help protect your eyes from the blue light emitted from digital devices and preserve your vison, our optometrist may recommend blue light lenses.
Blue light lenses are specifically designed to filter out blue light from digital devices, such as computers or smartphones. You can choose blue light lenses for prescription glasses or you can decide on plan blue light glasses, which don’t provide vision correction but still block out blue light. When you visit us, our optometrist can recommend the lenses best suited for your specific needs.
Benefits of Blue Light Lenses
If using digital devices at night is affecting your sleep and vision, you may find blue light lenses beneficial. Blue light lenses help block the blue light from digital devices in order to protect your eyes and help you sleep better at night. Th lenses may also minimize eye strain, headaches, and blurry vision, which can occur from blue light.
Our optometrist may recommend limiting the use of digital devices to prevent vision problems. Excessive screen time can also lead to computer vision syndrome, which can cause blurry or double vision, dry or itchy eyes, or neck pain. When you limit your use of digital devices or take breaks, you can minimize these symptoms and protect your vision.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are having vision problems, our team at Advanced Family Eye Care PC can help. We serve patients in St. Joseph, South Haven, Benton Harbor and Stevensville, MI, and will perform an eye exam to determine the necessary treatment. Contact us at (844) 398-4022 today to learn more about the benefits of blue light lenses and to schedule your appointment.