Blue Light Glasses – Are They Worth The Hype?

Blue Light Glasses – Are They Worth The Hype?

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Blue light glasses have been around for a few years now, and the popularity has risen massively over the last year or so. A lot is this is probably to do with the pandemic and the rise in peoples awareness of health and wellbeing, and is also linked to the rise in many of us working from home and spending more time looking at a screen than ever.

With our work time spent in front of a laptop or computer, our downtime sat in front of the same device watching Netflix or Amazon Prime, and our hobbies focused on scrolling through social media, it’s no wonder we’re thinking about the effect that blue light might be having on our routines and wellbeing.

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, with a debate as to whether or not blue light is damaging to our health and the general consensus seems to be that blue light doesn’t increase eye strain, but there’s a huge amount of evidence to show that it can effect certain chemicals within our body, leading to problems with waking and sleeping.

Blue light sends a signal to your brain which disrupts the production of melatonin, which is the chemical which helps us to fatigue and fall asleep. Having disruptions in melatonin levels can cause a hormone imbalance thorough-out the body which can lead to feeling more stressed and can cause problems relaxing in general.

When using a device before bed, you’re effecting the amount of REM sleep your body is able to have and this contributes to the feelings of stress and can lead to further problems.

After reading all of the information and seeing varying answers, I actually ended up virtually meeting a guy who is specifically investigating the damaging effects blue light has on the eyes.

The information he told me was fascinating to say the least, and it was massively clear after speaking with him that the answer is a big YES. What he explained was that the findings are so recent that they don’t account for long term use, and in theory if we’ve been using a device with blue light from our late teens, by the time we’re 60, our eyes are going to be showing significant damage because of it, and even blindness.

Aside from messing with walking and sleeping patterns and potentially cause blindness in older age, blue light can cause dry eyes, fatigue, headaches and blurred vision, which are all symptoms that I’ve suffered with when spending long periods of time at my computer or on Instagram.

As much as we all know the answer is less screen time, and if this is possible for your lifestyle then that’s amazing, but it’s unrealistic to remove all screen time as most jobs and lifestyles require a certain amount each day, however blue light glasses are a great way to combat the side effects of sitting in front of blue light.

I’ve used blue light glasses for years and notice a huge difference in my quality of sleep and the amount of headaches that I get when I use them. I’m super conscious about blue light and use apps and extensions on my phone, computer and laptop to limit the amount of blue light I’m exposed to on a day to day basis.

Blue light glasses are affordable and easy to get a hold of and can be a whole fashion statement of their own. I love playing with my style and using glasses as a way to change up my look so they’re not just an investment for your health but an investment for your wardrobe too! Whether you believe you need them or not, I would say it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your eyes!

Here are a few of the blue light glasses I have in my current wishlist.

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