Guide: Why is Blue Light protection important?
The average use of digital screens is ten hours every day. It might sound unlikely that we actually spend ten hours a day on our digital devices but think about it! You are even looking at a screen right now. Digital devices are dominating on work, in school and in our spare time (and even on holidays). The increasing use and need for social media contribute to the use of digital screens as well as the digital development within shopping, reading and information (to name a few daily needs) also rises.
Even though you might not feel that your increasing use of digital screens does not hurt your vision and health it can actually cause severe damage.
How can blue light affect your health?
The body and our eyes need some blue light every day in order to regulate our sleep cycles. However, prolonged exposure of blue light can highly disrupt your sleep and produce symptoms of eye strain - as the main affections.
Any source of visible light produces blue light but there is a huge difference from a natural source to an artificial source. The healthy and natural blue light comes from the sun (among many other sources) and we naturally gain the blue light we need from the sun. The natural light provides our bodies with the effort to produce natural melatonin which is the hormone responsible for making us fall asleep.
The dangerous part is that once the sun sets the artificial light will delay our production of melatonin. Therefore, blue light can be a direct cause of disrupted sleep.
Furthermore, the artificial blue light from electronic devices can cause symptoms of eye strain and serious headaches. If you wonder, why you might have trouble sleeping or if you do tend to have many headaches then you might have the answer here. So, what is the solution?
How to protect yourself from blue light
The obvious answer is to spend less time on digital devices but that is not always easy with a lot of work, studying and other important things going on – also throughout the night. In case you’re not ready to sacrifice your time on digital devices, the best solution would be to get blue light protection glasses. The blue light protection glasses are equipped with lenses that have filters blocking the blue light from getting through. In other words, they can immensely help you reduce exposure of the blue light waves that keep you awake or causes symptoms of the aforementioned issues.
You can use the blue light protection glasses during both day and night and they are recommendable in relation to restore a good sleep cycle.
At Christopher Cloos, we have recently decided to provide our existing collection of frames with blue light protection lenses to protect you. We care about our customers and now you can stay protected while still looking good! Have a look at our blue light collection here and feel free to ask us questions if you have further inquiries in relation to our frames!
We hope you will enjoy your new blue light protection frames and that your health will sense an improvement after using them.