Our population now spends over half the day in front of devices like cell phones, computers and flat screen TV’s which all use LED technology with high amounts of blue light. Excessive exposure to blue light can cause our eyes to become dry, tired, strained and can even cause headaches.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of sight loss in people over 50 years old, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). It happens when a structure in the back of your eye, the macula, becomes damaged as you get older.
The result is that you lose the ability to see the center of your field of vision. You may still be able to see things on the periphery. But details and objects in the center of your sight lines may become blurry and, over time, more difficult to see.
Lab studies have raised questions about whether blue light could speed up the process of macular degeneration.
Blue light glasses can help:
- reduce eye strain
- slow or prevent age-related macular degeneration
- improve sleep quality
We recommend wearing your blue light blocking glasses when:
- prolonged periods of time using digital devices such as cell phones, laptops and flat screen TVs
- exposure to LED bulbs
- extended time in the sunlight if sunglasses are not available