Why Do My Eyes Hurt? Blue Light May be Damaging Your Eyes
Whether you are a gamer, work on a computer, or just use your iPad, phone, tv, tablet, and other devices with digital displays casually for entertainment or to keep in touch with the world, you are being exposed to blue light. This high-energy form of radiation is composed of short wavelengths that are suspected of contributing to serious eye damage with overexposure. Ultraviolet light has been indicated as a strong causative agent in cataracts, tumor growth, and cancer. While the eye is capable of filtering out UV light to some extent, sadly it is just not very good at filtering out blue light. With most of us experiencing 10+ hours of exposure to unnatural blue light per day, there is growing concern that this light may be causing serious damage.
Is Digital Eye Strain to Blame For Headaches, Eye Pain & Fatigue?
We know that staring at digital screens can cause “digital eye strain” and other effects including fatigue, headaches, pain, blurry vision, irritation, dry eyes, and retinal damage, as well as throwing the circadian rhythm of normal wakefulness and sleep totally out of whack. Over 75% of the U.S. population has reported being affected by digital eye strain. The condition has become epidemic. It is affecting our health and productivity.
How Can I Protect My Eyes From Blue Light?
Ah, the modern world. So convenient. So advanced. So very full of blue light…
In addition to digital devices, both fluorescent and LED lighting contribute to excessive exposure. You are probably wondering what you can do to protect yourself, right? In addition to following the 20-20-20 rule (for every 20 minutes of screen use, look at least 20 feet away for a minimum of 20 seconds) and using artificial tears throughout your screen use time, consider adding a pair of blue light-blocking eyewear to your arsenal. This is a particularly smart consideration for children, whose eyes absorb far more UV radiation than adults.
Help is Available! Attractive Blue Light-blocking Eyewear
A comfortable, attractive, and effective solution is finally available to help safeguard your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light overexposure. Wise Eyes Optical has partnered with leaders in the field of advanced optics to bring you designer lenses and eyewear to help enhance and protect your vision. Make screen time more pleasant with prescription and non-prescription options in a wide range of appealing modern styles available only from Wise Eyes Optical online!