Did you know that we spend up to eight hours a day in front of a screen? – Whether watching series on the laptop or following friends and influencers on numerous social media platforms. You’ve probably also noticed that after this long time, our eyes get tired and some people even go to bed with a headache at night. But where does that actually come from? We will answer these and many other questions in this guide and give you a few tips on what you can do about it!
WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME?
As already revealed in the title, we are talking about blue light. Our eyes are exposed to daily radiation from laptops, smartphones and tablets. The so-called high-energy blue light irritates our eyes and makes them tired with increasing use. As a result, many people feel tired and can hardly concentrate. In the long run, this light even damages our eyes.
But blue light not only affects our productivity – it can also disrupt our sleep rhythm, because the light prevents the production of the sleep hormone and the release of melatonin. Thus, our body does not receive signals that it is time to go to bed and falling asleep becomes more difficult.
BUT WHY IS THIS LIGHT DANGEROUS AT ALL?
Blue light consists of invisible light waves, just like UV light or infrared rays. The problem with light waves: The shorter the wavelength, the more harmful they are to our eyes. Blue light has a shorter wavelength than “visible light”, through which we can see the world in the colors we are used to, and can trigger eye diseases, concentration and sleep disorders or headaches. Most of it is emitted by our screens such as computers, smartphones or televisions.
Does this problem also apply to you and the use of these devices is an integral part of your everyday life? Then you’ve come to the right place! The solution to your problem is: blue light filter glasses! For all those who spend a large part of their daily time in front of a screen, whether professionally or privately, it is recommended to protect the eyes with blue light filter glasses, because these can filter blue light as well as UVA and UVB rays with their special coating.
And even people with poor eyesight get their chance, because we can also fit blue light filters to spectacles with prescription lenses. In addition to the filter coating, the glasses are then individually adjusted to your visual acuity between -8 and +4 as well as cylinder values between -2.5 and +2.5.
THE CHOICE OF LENS THICKNESS
In addition to the huge range of modern frames from which you can choose, you can also determine the density of your lenses and choose between “thin”, “extra thin” and “ultra thin”. Our “thin” lens (index 1.6) is available at no extra charge. We don’t even offer you the standard lens (index 1.5) of other spectacle retailers, because we think you deserve more than standard! The “extra thin” (index 1.67) and “ultra thin” lenses (index 1.74) enhance your glasses in terms of density as well as with a lotus effect and an anti-static coating that protects your lenses from dust. Unfortunately, the processing of a blue light filter is technically not possible with the ultra thin glass.
We hope we’ve been able to clear up the question marks in your head about blue light and get you excited about the advantages of screen glasses. And if you should decide to buy one, you will quickly notice that your eyes are less tired and you are more efficient as a result! By the way, the glasses not only look good, but also sit lightly and comfortably on your nose – the perfect everyday companions!