Blue Light Glasses

1/06/17 5:17 am

1001 Optical Team

In this digital age, we’re surrounded by devices which emit blue light on a near constant basis; which can include everything from your phone to your laptop.  Even your LED, Xenon, or energy-saving lights have a higher proportion of blue light than traditional ones; meaning it can be hard to get away from it in your daily life. This type of light can potentially damage your eyes. Luckily, if you take the necessary precautions you can minimise the effects of blue light, in the form of custom-made blue light glasses. Here at 1001 Optical, we’re proud to offer Blue Light Control glasses; in the form of innovative filters that can be added to your lenses. Read on to find out a bit more about how these innovative products can help you.


What is Blue Light?

Blue light is a type of visible light that has a very short wavelength; meaning it produces a higher amount of energy. This also means it flickers more than other colours, and can cause glare. It is found almost everywhere, and has both natural and artificial sources (such as the sun, as well as electronic devices). While blue light has its benefits; such as combatting depression and even helping the production of various necessary vitamins, studies have suggested that serious long term damage to the eyes could be caused by extended exposure to this type of light. A method of getting the best of both worlds involves adding special filters to your lenses, which can help protect your eyes whilst retaining some of the benefits of this light source.


Get Some Sleep!

While it’s tempting to reach for your phone or computer before bed, it’s actually a bad idea if you want a restful night’s sleep. This type of light can disrupt your circadian rhythm (essentially your ‘body clock’), which can boost your alertness; and this can also lead to more restless nights and mean you may have trouble waking up in the morning. Our blue light glasses for your computer, and other electronic devices, can help prevent this from occurring to the same extent; meaning you’ll be able to get off to sleep more easily.


Find Out More

If you’d like to know a bit more about our blue light glasses for your computer, and how you can get yourself a pair, then we’re always here to give you our expert advice and assistance at 1001 Optical. We’re dedicated to your wellbeing, so you can be sure we’ll match you up with the perfect option for your individual needs. Why not enquire about this option the next time you come into one of our stores for an eye test, or have a chat about it over the phone?