In a world where we are constantly connected and dependent on our screens (smartphones, tablets, computers), our hours of exposure to blue light have increased significantly. According to statistics, we spend an average of 7 hours a day in front of digital screens, thus exposing ourselves to a significant amount of blue light. But what exactly is blue light and why are more and more people considering buying blue light blocking glasses such as CliC frames?
What is blue light and why can it be harmful?
Blue light is found naturally in the rays emitted by the sun, but it is also emitted by man-made sources such as flashlights, smartphones, tablets and computers. Long-term exposure can cause damage to the eyes but also to the skin causing premature aging. Among the scientific evidence, this type of lighting can disturb our circadian rhythm, influencing the production of the sleep hormone, melatonin.
Prolonged exposure to blue light can also increase the risk of developing eye diseases such as macular degeneration, which can cause permanent loss of central vision especially in old age.
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Why wear blue light blocking glasses?
Blue light blocking glasses like our CliC models are specially designed to block blue light, reducing its effect on our eyes. Wearing blue light blocking glasses helps relieve eye fatigue, reduce sleep disturbances, prevent eye strain and protect our vision in the long term. The main effects of blue light on the eyes are:
- Eye fatigue and dry eyes
- Blurred vision and difficulty focusing
- Increased risk of sleep disturbances and circadian rhythm changes
Blue light blocking glasses have special filters added that block blue light and make it less harmful to the eyes; this type of protection can be applied to both prescription lenses and lenses with neutral diopters. These frames can be used by anyone who spends many hours a day in front of a screen and is trying to protect their eyes. They are particularly recommended for those who have an office job and spend many hours on the computer, but also for those who frequently use smartphones and tablets.
How to choose the right blue light blocking lenses?
Blue light blocking glasses are available in various models, from traditional frames to more trendy shapes; when choosing the frame, it is important to consider several factors such as comfort, quality of the lenses, fit and design, but above all to choose high quality lenses to ensure maximum protection.
What can you expect using blue light blocking lenses?
Wearing blue light blocking glasses for the first time can take some getting used to, especially if it’s your first pair of glasses of this type. Many users notice an immediate improvement in the sharpness and clarity of visibility, as well as greater visual comfort. Those who use them report a significant reduction in eye fatigue and associated symptoms such as headaches and dry eyes.