It is rare to go a whole day without looking at a computer, tablet, or phone, exposing our eyes to the blue light emitting from the screens. Starting at blue light for extended periods can cause computer vision syndrome, a type of eyestrain. Symptoms of computer vision syndrome include dry eyes, headaches, redness, and blurry vision.
An optometrist on our team at Greenwich Eye Care in Old Greenwich, CT, is dedicated to helping treat your eyes and showing you how blue light glasses can reduce the symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome.
What Is blue light?
Blue light is a naturally occurring wavelength in light, including light from the sun and artificial sources. Blue light can great risk for eye damage. Electronics produce high amounts of this type of light, such as computers and television, which may cause:
- Trouble sleeping
- Visual fatigue
What Are Blue Light-Blocking Glasses?
Blue light-blocking glasses help reduce the potentially harmful effects of extended exposure to blue light. They have a special coating or tint designed to help block harmful light from reaching the eyes. Wearing they can help reduce eyestrain, damage, and headaches when spending extended periods on the computer or looking at your phone.
There are various blue light-blocking glasses, and an eye doctor on our optometry team can help recommend the best ones for your vision and lifestyle needs.
What Are the Potential Benefits of Blue Light-Blocking Glasses?
Blue light-blocking glasses are believed to help reduce eyestrain. In addition, there is several other benefits eye care patients may experience when an optometrist on our optometry team recommends, they wear blue light-blocking glasses. These benefits may include improved vision, better sleep quality, reduced eye pain, less eye itching, and less eye fatigue.
Schedule an Appointment with an Old Greenwich Eye Doctor on Our Optometry Team
If you spend a significant amount of time looking at a screen, it might be best to investigate getting blue light-blocking glasses. See an optometrist on our optometry team to learn more about these glasses and the benefits of wearing them. An eye doctor on our team at Greenwich Eye Care in Old Greenwich, CT, can provide an eye exam and determine if these types of eyeglasses are best for your work and lifestyle. Call us at (203) 698-5049 to get more information. We are here to help you preserve your eye health and maintain your quality of life.