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Reasons Why You Should Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Take a moment to think about all the time you spend looking at a screen throughout your day. As I write this post the weekly notification pops up on my phone screen alerting me that I have spent an average of 3 hours per day on my phone. That seems like a lot. It is especially shocking when you consider that even just 10 years ago smartphones were still considered cutting edge and few people had them. Today: they are in our pockets and purses everywhere we go, and they have our constant attention. And it's not just phones that catch our eyes, many of us work in offices where another 8+ hours of screen time is expected each day...

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I Wore Blue Light Blocking Glasses Every Day for a Week — Here’s What I Learned

If you strain your eyes looking at screens all day, these might be worth a shot. I'd heard of blue light blocking glasses before: They were yellow, ugly, and not worth the laughter I would get from both roommates and coworkers if I wore them regularly. But, I had a problem: For my job, I needed to spend a minimum of eight hours a day staring at a computer screen. Plus, unfortunately, in my downtime after work, I would often find myself staring at another, smaller screen: the rectangle of my iPhone 7, which would constantly beam more blue light into my face. I often felt like my eyes were red and tired by the end of the day, and...

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Blue Light Pollution: What You Need to Know

Light can impact our skin and health in major ways. And, while sunlight might be the most well-known culprit of premature signs of aging, it’s not the only one. The truth is, we probably spend less time in the sun than we do in front of blue light. “Blue light is the typical light emitted from electronic devices, including our phones, computers, TVs and other electronic devices,” says Alissia Zenhausern, N.M.D. Thanks to the modern tech-savvy world we live in, blue light is unavoidable. And, unfortunately, many of us are exposed to unhealthy levels, aka blue light pollution. What is blue light pollution? Much like sunlight — UV rays — there is such thing as too much blue light. “Blue...

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Tips to reduce eye strain from phones, tablets.

As you read this article, you might be experiencing eye fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, neck pain, or dry eyes - but don't blame us! These symptoms are actually quite common and are a result of digital eye strain, which not only occurs while sitting at a computer but also as we stare at our seemingly constant companions: smartphones and tablets.Eye strain from our digital devices affects most of us, as more than four out of five Americans spend time in front of a computer or on their hand-held devices. In fact, if you spend two or more continuous hours in front of a digital screen each day, you are most at risk for a condition known as computer vision syndrome.According...

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Should You Wear Blue Light Blocking Lenses?

If you work on a computer, use a smartphone, watch TV, or simply go out in the sun, you are being exposed to high-energy visible (HEV) blue light. Too much blue light exposure can damage the eyes over time and even lead to vision loss. Today, more people are wearing blue light blocking lenses to protect their eyes from these potentially damaging rays. What is HEV Blue Light?HEV blue light is part of the visible light spectrum. During the daytime, natural blue light from the sun helps keep you awake and regulates your circadian rhythm, or ‘body clock.’ Indoors, blue light is emitted from digital devices like computers or smartphone screens, as well as artificial light sources such as LED...

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