The digital age has given us a lot of great benefits. But one of the things it’s also given most of us is eye strain. This has necessitated a new invention, called blue light glasses. What are they, and why are they helpful in reducing asthenopia (eye strain)? What brands offer the best blue light glasses this year? This blog has all the answers.
Eye Strain and Blue Light Glasses
Too much time spent in front of a computer screen can give you eye strain. You’ll know it if you have it. Asthenopia, which is the clinical term for eye strain, can cause eye fatigue, red eyes, eye pain, blurred vision, headache, and even double vision. While taking a break and closing your eyes or focusing on something distant can work well, there is another solution to help soothe your tired eyes.
Blue light blocking glasses have filtered lenses that block the blue light emanating from your computer screen. That’s important because blue light has shown to be detrimental to our vision, but it also potentially disrupts human sleep patterns, keeping you awake. If you use blue light blocking glasses, these rays can be blocked, which helps reduce eye strain and also prevent the light from causing insomnia.
If you’re considering blue light glasses for the first time, which brand should you choose? We’ve looked at a few of the brands out there, including:
- On the budget side, the Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses are an easy $10 or so on Amazon. They are a great choice if you want to try blue light blocking glasses and are skeptical about whether they will work. You can’t beat these glasses for the price; the product description says they block 98% of blue light from screens. The lenses also tilt, which let you view screens of different levels and heights.
- The Cyxus Blue Light Filter Computer Glasses are rated as best for gaming, with four stars on Amazon from more than 3,000 ratings. The product description says they protect against ultraviolet radiation and UV 400. Interestingly, the Cyxus do not have colored lenses, and they are less reflective, meaning they’re also less likely to alter the color of your gaming screen. Even better? The Cyxus also have a lifetime warranty.
- Finally, the Blue Blocking Amber Glasses are geared so you can program all night but still get to sleep. These nighttime glasses are certainly more expensive, at $40, but they have great reviews on Amazon and approval from the FDA. These glasses have been shown to block 99% of the blue light that is very disruptive to sleep. They’re even wraparound to make sure no light gets in to affect your peripheral vision.
There are all kinds of blue light glasses to choose from. There are daytime blue light glasses as well, with built-in UV filters to protect your eyes from the sun while reducing computer screen eye strain. There are computer glasses with magnification too, with blue screen protection. If you wear glasses, talk with your eye doctor about the best options for prescription lenses to protect your eyes.
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