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Blue Light Protection in Lewis Center

Technology has advanced steadily and has become more affordable so we must count ourselves lucky to be living in the 21st century where we can do a lot even with our handheld devices alone.

The implication of this is that we spend more time daily looking into these devices and there are some consequences that are becoming obvious with time.

Do you spend hours per day staring at a digital screen?

Do you spend hours per day staring at a digital screen

Blue Light Harms Our Eyes

Exposure to blue light is one major problem we have to deal with as individuals living in the digital age. On a daily basis we are exposed to this high energy light that has been found to be very detrimental to the eyes. The screens of digital devices like televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets and iPads are the major sources of blue light and we are all dependent on these devices for most of our daily activities.

What are some of the effects of blue light exposure?

Professional Vision Care, blue light exposure

Some of the problems exposure to blue light causes include eye strain, retina damage, sleep issues, and cancer. While some of these problems have short term effects like soreness, blurred vision and general discomfort, others cause long term damages that can reduce the quality of life of an individuals.

It is important, therefore, that we find ways to protect ourselves from blue light.

Professional Vision Care, blue light exposure

At Professional VisionCare in Lewis Center, we understand how devastating blue light can be to the eye. Our Lewis Center optometrists and optical staff have ensured that we have a wide selection of blue light blocking contact lenses, lenses, and lens coatings.

With these great products, our patients can keep their eyes protected from direct blue light exposure.

Professional Vision Care, blue light exposure

Many of our patients express that they want to protect their eyes and their children's eyes from over exposure to cell phones and computers, we have compiled some of the questions that our Lewis Center patients have asked about blue light protection.

We will try to address some of these pertinent questions here to give you a better understanding of blue light protection and how to approach it.

Frequantly Asked Questions From Our Patients

What is Blue Light?

It is specific kind of light with shorter wavelengths of higher energy that has been found to cause a number of problems to the eyes.

What are the major sources of blue light?

Very little blue light comes from the sun. The major sources are Fluorescent lights and lights from the screen of digital appliances like computer and smartphones.

What is the healthy amount of time to be exposed to blue light?

Blue light is dangerous and should be avoided as much as possible so you need to minimize how long you stare into your screens.

What are the major negative effects of blue light?

The damage the retina and cause other problems such as eye straining and sleep disorders.

Are there ways to counter the negative effects of blue lights?

The best way to counter the negative effect of blue light is to use protective devices to minimize your exposure to it.

What exactly is computer vision syndrome?

This is a condition that results from staring into the screen of the computer or display devices for long period of time.

What are the symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS)?

The major symptoms of CVS are tired eyes, headache, and burning sensations to the eyes.

Is there a direct relationship between computer vision syndrome and blue light?

Blue light definitely contribute CVS but there are probably some other factors that contribute to the symptoms such as posture, viewing distance, and lighting.

What sorts of eyewear or lenses can protect one from blue light?

There are coatings used on clear lenses as well as some protective built-in blue light lenses. There are also some screen protectors for computers and other display devices.

Should kids also use blue light protection?

Of course, kids should be protected from blue light as most of them use display devices even more than adults. They also have longer time to live and use these devices.

Should I buy screen protector online?

While the screen protectors sold online are mostly effective, it is important that you buy ones that have been tested to be sure of their absorption ability.

How exactly do computer glasses differ from regular glasses?

Computer glasses are optimized to take some of the strain on the accommodative system so that you don’t strain like when you use normal glasses.

Does computer glasses also address bad posture?

Computer glasses may help you not to strain too much, but it is unlikely that it will help with bad posture.

Do computer glasses also help with dry eyes?

There is no evidence that blue light affect eye dryness so it is unlikely that computer glasses will improve dry eyes.

Is it necessary to wear computer glasses even when I’m not using computer?

It may not be necessary to keep computer glasses on when you are not using the computer as they are designed for closer vision.

Do I need computer glasses with anti-reflective or blue light coating?

Both coatings address different issues so it is necessary that you get glasses that have both coatings.

Are there some specific brands that are better?

There is no need to look for specific brands. Any good quality glasses with the right reflective and blue light coating will be okay.

My vision is perfect, do I still computer glasses?

Your computer glasses is meant to protect you from blue light so you need to use it even when your vision has not been affected.

I had Lasik, should I use computer glasses?

Of course, you will still need to protect your eyes even after any procedure; for the same reason an individual with perfect vision will need it.

Should individuals with presbyopia also use computer glasses?

Yes! Blue light will cause further damage so it is important that everyone uses computer glasses when using the computer.

I use the computer all day, is there something like designer computer glasses?

You need a good quality computer glasses and nothing else. It is more reasonable to contact your optometrist for the right blue light protective eyewear consultation.

Contact Us Today!

For your eyes to serve you for a long time, it is very essential to protect them against blue light. If you will like to know more about how you can protect your eyes against blue light, contact us today at Professional VisionCare In Lewis Center.

Our eye doctors, help patients from Lewis Center, Delaware, Powell and Olentangy find the best blue light blocking lenses and computer glasses for your specific needs. With this, we can help shield your eyes from direct exposure to blue light.

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