The modern world is supposedly a connected world. We are connected to each other through various devices and by extension, the devices are connected to us almost all the time. Staying connected makes us feel good but staying connected to various Digital devices is bad news for the eyes.
These Digital devices emit Blue Light all the time. While this Blue Light is essential to some extent, like keeping us awake, improving mood, cognitive functions, etc. but overexposure can cause severe damage.
Depending on the amount of exposure, the severity of it, age, dietary habits, etc., Blue Light from Digital devices can cause what is called macular degeneration of the retina.
So how does one prevent this?
To start with, one needs to use Blue Light Filter glasses. Especially if one is exposed to Digital Devices for long durations.
These Blue Light Filter glasses block the blue light coming from these digital devices and keep one’s eyes fresh for longer.
It doesn’t matter whether you wear single vision or Progressives. Or for that matter, you don’t wear prescription glasses at all. Blue Light Filter glasses are available for all including Zero power glasses.
Are there other things one can do?
Yes. You can also follow what is called the 20:20:20 rule. That is, if you are working in front of a computer for a long time, you should look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. This will also keep your eyes fresher. But this is not a replacement for the Blue Light Filter glasses but an addition to it to keep your eyes fresher.
Are Blue Light Filter glasses available for kids?
Yes. It is available for kids too.
Where can I buy them?
Specsmakers is a leading Optical Chain in South India. You can visit any Specsmakers stores or just order online at www.specsmakers.in