Why Is Everyone Looking for Blue Light Blockers?
It is true that blue light blocking glasses are a quickly growing part of sales here at Visualites. The uptrend of late is on account of two things. Firstly, the time people spend on a screen seems to be increasing annually. While most of us have known for years that our eyes get tired and our vision gets blurry from too much screen time, studies have confirmed it: blue light is disrupting our sleep and causing digital eye strain.
Research is showing that people are spending up to ten hours a day on digital devices. You may think that seems like a drastic number, but if you really think about it, how many times a day do you check your phone? How much screen time do you get at work? In your spare time? We all know how time-consuming simply finding what we want to watch on Netflix can be. Our exposure to blue light is, on average, pretty maxed out. Because of all of this screen time, people are feeling the effects and are looking to blue light blockers to relieve eye strain and improve their sleep.
By now, you’ve probably been advised to abstain from any digital devices a few hours before you go to bed. And this is a valid suggestion. But how practical is this? You really want to relax and catch up on your favorite show, watch a movie or play a video game at the end of a long day, and you really don’t have any other time in the day to do those things. Or maybe you need to go online and pay bills, check your child’s grades online, working late hours, planning a vacation, etc., etc. You can’t get these things done at work or even when you get home and want to get a little exercise in or need to make dinner. Those few hours before bed is the only chance many of us get our recreational screen time.
But our bodies rely on circadian rhythms to guide our sleep and wake cycles. These cycles are important to our health, and it is well established that light–any light, but especially blue light–throws them off, causing disruption to our biological clocks. In fact, researchers at Harvard have found that blue light exposure has the power to interfere with circadian rhythms twice as much. The results of not getting a good night’s sleep are substantial: lack of quality sleep has been linked to diabetes, depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, and a vast array of other health problems.
And this is where blue light blockers come in. Since many of us need or want to interact with our devices in the later hours, blue light blocking glasses can provide us with another way to mitigate blue light from interfering with their sleep and overall health.
Another reason people are looking to blue light reading glasses is because of their concern for their long term eye health. Because blue light can penetrate the eyes’ natural filters it can over time, lead to permanent eye damage. We treasure our vision and this amount on digital devices has been linked serious conditions including age-related macular degeneration, cone cell death in the retina and even blindness. If a pair of our affordable computer reading glasses can help you prevent this it seems like a no brainer people are buying them. Not to mention we just the same frame as our stylish reading glasses the Visualites 8.
So to break it down, people are looking to buy Visualites blue light blocking reading glasses or regular computer glasses if:
- They are experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain
- Are on their digital devices for many hours a day
- Spend time on devices or watching TV after the sun goes down
- They are doing all they can to care for their bodies and their eyes
- They want to up their fashion game with a pair of stylish computer reading glasses
To cover all age groups we offer regular blue light blocking glasses and blue light blocking reading glasses!
Jerry Willis is the owner of Lumen Eyewear and the computer glasses and reading glasses brand Visualites. Jerry has years of experience in eyewear frame and lens design and manufacturing of eyewear and is a member of the Vision Council of the United States of America. Lumen Eyewear is also a FDA licensed manufacturer and importer of reading glasses and computer glasses. Visualites is dedicated to bringing its customers products that not only improve their vision but the health of their eyes.