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Five reasons why you should wear blue-light blocking glasses

by Narayanan G

Five reasons why you should wear blue-light blocking glasses

You are surrounded by digital screens all around you every day. Be it a Smartphone, IPAD, Laptop or even your Digital Smart Watches. Though, these gadgets can be useful to mankind in general, it can damage your eye health. Leaving these gadgets is a nightmare in this modern world. According to a study done by CBS, more than 6 in 10 people wear spectacles, that is, say about 61% people need eye glasses. Your eye health may weaken because of the prolonged usage of your digital gadgets. The digital gadgets emit blue light. A minor exposure to blue light will not necessarily cause any problems. But, if you are exposed to it for a long period of time, it can cause major problems.

Where does Blue Light come from?

Generally, blue light originates from sunlight, which is the natural form of blue light. The other form of blue light is artificial blue light that are the real culprit. All gadgets emit this artificial blue light, also known as HEV light, which does not drastically damage your eye but it does cause some minor effects, which if not avoided and over a period in time can manifest into something harmful.

Effects of Blue Light

Little exposure of natural blue light could have a positive effect on your eyes. Check out the Positive Effects that you may not have been aware of:

  • It can make you alert of your surroundings.
  • Improves your cognition function.
  • Moderates' the circadian rhythm.

Continuous exposure of artificial blue light can have a negative effect to your eyes. The negative effects could be:

  • Eye Strain
  • Increased Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Headaches
  • Eye diseases

The effect of blue light is a serious concern. Luckily there are ways for you to block them when you’re forced to look at your computer screen at work or other gadgets for entertainment.You should consider adding a blue light blocking glasses from Specsmakers as part of your routine, if you have zero power. But if you already wear spectacles, swapping your regular power glasses with blue light filtering lenses would be ideal. These are also available in Specsmakers as Blue Pro lenses.

Here are the five reasons why you should buy blue light filtering glasses

  1. Protection from digital eye strain

It’s quite natural for your eyes to be strained when you constantly look at a screen. Eye strain messes up with one’s productivity. The feeling of tiredness, watery eyes, difficulty to focus is some of the major discomfort felt by the people. The solution is not to discard away your gadgets rather invest into computer glasses. By wearing blue light blocking glasses you can protect your eye from the digital eye strain.

  1. Better Sleep

During the night time even if you are exposed to the blue light for mere minutes, it could make you have difficulty in sleeping. It’s one of the reasons why many doctors recommend, not to look at your gadgets during the night. Exposure of blue light during the night suppresses the sleep hormone called melatonin which is probably why you may find trouble sleeping at night. Thanks to the technology, wearing computer glasses will enable you to look at your favourite shows online without disturbing your sleep quality.

  1. UV Protection

UV light is harmful and not visible to the naked eye. Prolonged exposure to UV light can results in cataracts, macular degeneration, damage in the cornea, and other eye diseases. Computer glasses absorb blue light and in some cases the UV light through the lenses and blocks it from getting through to your eyes.

  1. Minimizes Headache

Computer Glasses help in minimizing the chances of getting a headache from an extended exposure of blue light from the constant screen time. If you get frequent episodes of migraines then you should really consider wearing computer glasses.

  1. Useful to prevent AMD

Age-related macular degeneration is an eye condition which makes the central part of the eye blurry. You do not get completely blind but you will not be able to drive, read and other major mundane tasks. Wearing computer glasses will block the blue light; also aiding from preventing you to get AMD in the long run.

Wearing Blue Light Blocking Glasses could save you from digital eye strain. Computer glasses are recommended in today’s digital world. Go ahead and check out and grab a pair of blue light filtering glasses or computer glasses today! 



1. Is all blue light bad for my eyes?
Not all blue light is harmful. In fact, some exposure to natural blue light can be beneficial for our alertness and mood regulation. However, excessive exposure to artificial blue light, particularly in the evening, can have negative effects on our eyes.

2. What are the negative effects of blue light exposure?
Prolonged exposure to artificial blue light can lead to digital eye strain, fatigue, disrupted sleep patterns, headaches, and may contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the long term.

3. What are blue light blocking glasses?
Blue light blocking glasses are eyeglasses with lenses that filter out a portion of blue light, potentially reducing the negative effects mentioned earlier.

4. Do I need blue light blocking glasses?
If you spend a significant amount of time in front of digital screens and experience symptoms of digital eye strain, then blue light blocking glasses may be helpful. They can also be beneficial if you use screens at night and have trouble sleeping.

5. Where can I buy blue light blocking glasses?
Specsmakers offers a variety of blue light blocking glasses. You can find them:

In-store: Visit your nearest Specsmakers location to browse their selection of blue light blocking glasses and get expert advice from their staff.
Online: Specsmakers also offers a wide range of blue light blocking glasses on their website. This allows you to conveniently shop from home and choose from a variety of styles and features.