Why Is Everyone Looking for Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses?
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.
Blue Light Exposure
Research is showing that people are spending up to ten hours a day on digital devices (Source Penn State). 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. Perhaps you need to go online for various reasons such as paying bills, checking your child’s grades, working late hours, or planning a vacation, and so onlinked serious. 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.
Sleep & Computer Reading Glasses
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 (Source Harvard Health Publishing). 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 to 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!
Visualites C: Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses in a full range of powers up to 3.50
Visualites G: Blue Light Blocking Gaming Glasses with no magnification or a slight magnification in the 0.50 or 0.75
Visualites P: Blue Light Blocking Glasses without magnification
* Circadian rhythms are natural, internal biological processes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, influencing various physiological and behavioral functions in living organisms. These rhythms help regulate the sleep-wake cycle, body temperature, hormone secretion, and other bodily functions. They are driven by an internal biological clock, primarily located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the brain, and are synchronized with external environmental cues, primarily light and darkness. Circadian rhythms play a vital role in determining our alertness, sleep patterns, and overall well-being. Disruptions to these rhythms, such as those caused by shift work or jet lag, can lead to health issues and reduced performance.
** Digital eye strain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is a condition characterized by visual discomfort and fatigue resulting from prolonged use of digital devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. It encompasses a range of symptoms, including eyestrain, dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and neck or shoulder pain. The condition is often caused by factors like staring at screens for extended periods, poor lighting, and improper screen positioning, and it can impact individuals who use digital devices regularly.
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.