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In the digital world, we spend a lot of time in front of a screen.
Whether you work in front of a computer or spend time scrolling through social media on your phone or watching your favourite show on TV, our eyes are exposed to blue light more than ever before.
Although the biggest source of blue light (light rays with the shortest wavelength and highest energy) is the sun, the amount of time we spend in front of screens can have serious impacts on our eye health.
One of the most painful side effects from blue light exposure is digital eye strain. Many people (myself included) experience eye pain after spending time in front of the computer, phone or television for a prolonged period of time. Eye pain, headaches, dry eyes and blurred vision are all common side effects of digital eye strain.
Not only can blue light cause physical pain, it can also mess with your sleep habits. The high levels of energy in blue rays have a stimulating effect, which is why most experts advise limiting screen-time to two to three hours before bedtime.
For those who spend more than two hours a day in front of a screen, there are blue light blocking glasses that can help protect your eyes.
How they work
Blue light blocking glasses filter out the harmful blue light rays, reduce image and colour distortion and also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
While eyewear can be pricey, Amazon’s best-selling blue light blocking glasses are not only a top- rated item but surprisingly affordable at only $20 a pair.
Available in 11 different colours, the TIJN Blue Light Blocking glasses are universally flattering in a trendy square frame.
“The frame feels well made but they are almost weightless when wearing them,” one customer wrote of their frames. “They are clear with no blue haze but seem to really help my eyes when I am doing a lot of screen time. I was noticing headaches and my eyes were sore after several hours but these have eliminated my headaches altogether and my eyes are much better.”
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