Decoding the need for blue light blocking glasses + top 3 myths

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Blue light blocking glasses are a saviour you ought to be grateful for. Stay with us and we’ll tell you why. With the Coronavirus outbreak came the nationwide lockdown that not many of us were delighted about. While it certainly helped us get some much-needed break from our hectic life before, there was a totally new set of problems to be handled. One such problem is the increase in screen time. 

Wondering why? Well, the reason is the health of your eyes. All digital devices AKA screens like laptops, smartphones, and televisions emit something called blue light. In fact, artificial lighting also emits the same light, although, at a lower extent. The problem from blue light apparently is that it is harmful to your eyes. And it can eventually lead to many other problems involving your overall physical and mental health. Thus, making life difficult.

This article here talks in-depth about what blue light actually is and how blue light glasses can protect you against it. We also talk about the various myths in relation to blue light glasses that are being talked about on the world wide web. And need to be busted. Keep reading and your eyes will be happy you did!

Why the terror of blue light?

Before we discuss what makes blue light so terrorising, you need to know what it really is. Yes, we are going to bring a few Science concepts you read in school. The principal one being the electromagnetic spectrum. It’s basically a range of light that includes the light visible to the human eye. Of all the colours that we can see, blue has the smallest wavelength. In other words, it has the highest energy. 

Now, this high energy is not what the human eye is capable of handling much. As the blue light hits the retina of your eye, it can damage the cells. In case you don’t know, the retina is that area at the back of our eyes that senses the light and sends required signals to the brain, thus helping you see. 

With blue light entering your eyes and hitting the macula (central part of the retina), it may lead to some serious complications like age-related macular degeneration. It may further increase your risk of having cataract and dry eye syndrome.

Don’t worry, all this takes time and your body gives you quite many signals to warn you about your nearing such diseases. These signs include blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strains and headaches that happen after prolonged use of screens.

If these are what you are experiencing, then it’s high time to listen to your body and give your eyes a break. Much more efficient than a long break is a habit of regular short breaks. So, get up from your desk or couch now and then and get your eyes the break they deserve.

However, that’s not all, blue light also hampers your sleep cycle. Due to exposure to blue light near bedtime, your body gets fooled to believe that it’s day time. This leads to reduced production of melatonin – the sleep hormone. With no melatonin in the body, your body doesn’t sleep, thus affecting your circadian rhythm. If this happens regularly, you may develop insomnia, which can further lead to depression.

The terror of blue light, thus is quite valid, and you must use blue light blocking glasses for eye protection.

Yet, a few people don’t use such glasses owing to some myths. Here we are busting the top 3 myths for you.

Myth 1: Apps that block Blue light are better than blue light blocking glasses.

The best way to know the answer to this is to try both yourself. Studies done suggest that blue light blocking apps do relax the eye muscles and delay the occurrence of dry eyes, blurry vision, and eye strains. Yet, they do not fix the reduced melatonin production problem. Unlike blue light blocking glasses, using apps doesn’t help to sleep and prevent insomnia.

Moreover, you can only use such apps on devices that you have control on. The blue light from artificial lighting and occasions where you visit the movie theatre might make way for the blue light to harm your eyes.

Myth 2: Blue light blocking glasses are not safe for your eyes.

This is entirely opposite to what blue light blocking glasses truly do. They keep your eye muscles relaxed. Plus, they prevent diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, insomnia and depression by blocking out high energy visible light.

If that’s not enough, you can add to the protection using blue light blocking glasses bought from Specscart. That’s possible because the lenses you buy at Specscart come fully loaded with free essential anti-reflective and anti-UV coatings. Thus, shielding you from the glare, the sun’s harmful rays and even irritating scratches with the help of scratch-resistant coating.  

Myth 3: Blue light blocking glasses block the healthy ‘natural blue light’ as well.

Not all kinds of blue light can be called harmful. In fact, some portion of it that comes from natural sources is indeed necessary for the human body to keep the circadian rhythm intact. 

But there’s nothing to worry, as blue light blocking glasses don’t work against natural blue light. They only block 100% of the blue light that’s emitted from screens and artificial lighting.

With the top 3 myths busted, you must start believing in the goodness of blue light blocking glasses. Get cracking and order them today if you find yourself glued to screens. This could be for work. Or maybe for relaxation through gaming or Netflix. 

You will easily find a stylish pair of frames to make your blue light glasses with the advanced digital blue protection coating Specscart has for you. That too, at affordable pricing. 

To make it convenient for you, Specscart helps you try on glasses at home “4 frames for 7 days” at the comfort of your home with a prepaid return for the package. Not only that, but the shipping is also free with a dispatch that happens at a breakneck speed.

Also, don’t forget to share this with your friends and family who are similarly surrounded by screens and need to take action for their health.