Is Blue Light Affecting You?


Did you know that….

  • 60% of all Americans report symptoms of digital eyestrain. And this is increasing 7% per generation. 
  • 43% of all Americans have jobs that require prolonged computer use. Are you one? 
  • 1/3 of Americans spend 8 hours a day in front of their devices. 

These statistics are not that shocking because of how prevalent technology is. But, what is shocking is that people do not know about some of the easy fixes for digital eyestrain. People experience an array of symptoms from regular computer use. Do you experience any of the following? 

  • Headaches 
  • Fatigue 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Difficulty Focusing

If yes, you may want to try blue light blocking computer glasses! Blue light has a very short wavelength. Therefore, it produces a higher amount of energy. We are exposed to artificial blue light when looking at computer and tablet screens. Over time, too much exposure to blue light can cause long term eye damage.  If you experience symptoms like this daily or just want to do some preventative maintenance, you should try night shift mode on your device (Apple devices) and blue light blocking glasses. Amazon has a wide variety of affordable frames available with or without prescription.  

Multiple people in our office use blue light blocking glasses and they have been a lifesaver! Have you tried them? What’re your thoughts? 

Olivia in our office said “The glasses have really helped with getting headaches. Previously, every afternoon around 3:30 I would get the most nagging headache. Now that I wear the glasses I have noticed a huge difference. I swear they even help me focus more throughout the day!”