Pandemic Screen Time: Blue Light Reading Glasses Can Help

It’s no secret that ever since the pandemic started, we’ve been spending a lot more time at home. With the lack of activities and in some locations even restricted movement, people have been turning to their devices for what seems to be their only source of entertainment.

While many associate excessive screen time with binge-watching Netflix or playing video games, with everything going digital these days, we’re using our devices more than you could ever imagine.

This includes catching up on the news, paying bills, reviewing our child’s report card, and reading books and magazines. All of this extra screen time puts additional strain on our eyes due to the harmful blue-violet light emitted from our devices.

You might be wondering: Why should I care about blue light?

Experts believe that excessive amounts of blue light can cause symptoms of digital eye strain like dry, irritated eyes, and even blurred vision. Blue light has also been linked to poor sleep and can even affect your mental health. To find out more about how blue light could be affecting your health, check this blog post.

Blue Light Reading Glasses Can Help

Unfortunately, most of us can’t escape the use of computers and other devices. So, if you are among the 75% of US adults that need vision correction, you might want to consider getting a pair of blue light reading glasses.

If you already own prescription reading glasses, you can often upgrade your existing lenses by simply asking your doctor about adding blue light blocking technology. However, if this is not an option for you, blue light reading glasses are an excellent and affordable solution that can help improve your quality of life and your sleep!

What Are Blue Light Reading Glasses?

Blue light reading glasses work the same way regular reading glasses do. The only difference is that blue light reading glasses are crafted with special lenses that block or filter out the blue light emitted from digital screens.

Choosing the best blue light reading glasses

When purchasing a pair of blue light reading glasses, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

The first thing is that you’ll want to ensure that the lenses you are purchasing are high quality, and don’t block out blue light entirely (more on that later).

Second, you’ll want to choose a pair of lenses that do not have an amber tint. Other than being visually less attractive, yellow or amber tinted lenses distort true colors. This means that if you’re reading a magazine online or looking at photos, the colors will likely be misrepresented.

Finally, you’ll want your blue light reading glasses to come with an anti-reflective coating in order to protect your eyes from glare. This helps to reduce possible damage to your retina due to prolonged exposure to blue light.

At bluwinx, we custom-make every single pair of glasses using KODAK Total Blue® Lens Technology, the most advanced blue light blocking technology on the market.

These lenses filter up to 80% of blue light while allowing low-energy blue light to pass through. This low energy blue light is essential for true color perception, and for your body to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm (the cycle that tells your body when to sleep and wake up).

How to Wear Blue Light Reading Glasses

Wear your blue light reading glasses as you would wear your normal prescription readers!

Blue light reading glasses help you see clearly while keeping your eyes happy and healthy. Some differences you may notice after wearing blue light reading glasses for an extended period of time are less eye fatigue and a better night’s sleep.

Blue light reading glasses are versatile and can be worn while reading on a phone, tablet, computer, Kindle, and even a paperback book!

Our team at bluwinx believes that you have the right to a good night’s sleep. That’s why we offer fashionable frames with KODAK Total Blue® Lens technology that provides unsurpassed protection against harmful blue-violet light.

You can order your bluwinx blue light blockers in non-prescription, prescription, or readers.

If you are interested in learning more about blue light, visit our blog, and read more about blue light and sleep-related topics.If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out – email us at help@bluwinx.com!

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