Blue light glasses have been making rounds on the internet as the ultimate weapon against the damaging blue light. After all, something has to be done against your habit of staying with your beloved phones, computers, Netflix, or games for double-digit hours every day. So, considering your curiosity about blue light glasses and the myths surrounding them, we bring this article to help you out.
What is blue light? What makes it harmful?
You might have noticed your vision blurring or eyes drying after prolonged hours of working or gaming or watching TV. That’s the effect of blue light from digital devices. You might also feel pain in the eyes or headaches thanks to blue light. But wait. What exactly is blue light?
Remember the visible light spectrum from Physics class? Blue light is a portion of it. It has the least wavelength and the most energy. That’s why it’s also called high energy visible light (HEV).
The problem with high energy light is that it can pass through your cornea and damage the cells on your retina. This causes photochemical retinal damage which is irreversible. Ultimately, the retina is no longer able to show you clear and focused images. Thus, causing hazy vision.
That’s not all, the damage can also lead to macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. It can raise your chances of developing cataracts much before old age.
To add to that, blue light also stimulates your brain and affects the production of melatonin. The sleep hormone, melatonin is the reason why we get sleepy at around the same time every night. As soon as the body gets the signals that the day is ending, i.e., it’s time to sleep, the body starts producing melatonin to help us do that.
But with blue light coming through digital devices and artificial lighting, the body gets the signal that it’s still day time. Thus, inhibiting the production of melatonin in the body. Not only can this hamper your sleep for one night, but if you stay engrossed in your digital devices for long every other day, your body’s circadian rhythm will get hampered forever. There’s no surprise, that blue light is one of the reasons why insomnia is becoming a trend we don’t admire.
Thus, blue light is that part of the spectrum that can hamper your vision, cause pain, and make you an insomniac.
That’s why we need something that can protect our eyes from the harmful rays of blue light.
You guessed it right! Blue light glasses are the warrior we need for this war against blue light. These glasses block a big chunk of harmful blue light by absorbing it or reflecting it off.
Myth: Blue light glasses block 100% HEV light. Even the natural light.
They do not block 100% of blue light. Now you might say, well, that means they aren’t good enough. That’s not true.
You must be aware that not all blue light is damaging to our eyes and body. The blue light that comes from nature and becomes a part of our surroundings is not harmful. In fact, it is needed for the body to regulate its circadian rhythm and wake up and sleep at the right times of the day. It also triggers the production of happiness hormones, which, as their name suggests, keep us happy and our moods elevated. This natural blue light is also responsible for increasing our memory and cognitive function.
So, you mustn’t shield yourself from 100% blue light.
Specscart’s blue light glasses consist of high-quality X-blue lenses made with advanced technology. They protect you completely from artificial blue light while allowing natural blue light to improve your health.
Myth: Blue light blocking apps work better.
There are some apps in the market that claim to block 100% artificial blue light. But studies don’t support such apps much. Reason? While they do help the eyes relax a bit, apps are not able to block the high-energy from blue light.
Research on people using these apps suggests that there was no rise in melatonin production in their bodies than before. Also, the brains stayed stimulated and alert at night and less alert after waking up. This is a cause of blue light and inhibited melatonin production.
Myth: Blue light glasses can damage your eyes.
That’s completely false. Blue light glasses can only be fruitful for you. The number of benefits you gain will be dependent on the way you use digital devices. If you are an addict, there’s no chance you’ll not find it a healthful experience.
Even if you are a monk who doesn’t use tv, smartphones, tablets, and computers, we assume you do have artificial lighting- fluorescent and halogen around you at times. Blue light glasses will protect you from the baneful rays of high energy visible light from these lightings as well.
So, you see everyone can improve their eye health with blue light glasses. And there’s nothing about them that can damage your eyes. Especially, when the blue light glasses from Specscart also come with free anti-glare, anti-UV, and scratch-resistant coatings for further protection.
Myth: Blue light glasses are just hype and not needed.
We won’t bust this myth for you. You should do it by experiencing for yourself. Try blue light glasses every day and night while you use digital devices the same way. You’ll know if they really work on not when you experience better sleep afterwards. Plus, no strains, no headaches, and no dry eyes. Some people have, in fact, experienced vision clarity because of blue light glasses.
It’s always better to try things for yourself and see. Because you won’t be able to blame a random article on the internet for not getting the enthralling experience that you could get.
Also, now that we have busted these myths about blue light glasses and fed your curiosity about them, you must go and give them a try. Your sleep and your eyes will thank you till eternity. After all, you will be saving them from terrible pain, insomnia, and sight-threatening diseases like cataract, age-related macular degeneration, and whatnot. So, check out the X-blue lenses that make the ultimate blue light glasses at Specscart.