Do you need blue light blocking lenses?
When you are having fun in the sun, you need blue light blocking lenses. When you are putting a long day at your computer, you also need blue light blocking lenses. Your family optometrists at Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville want you to know three things about the extraordinary usefulness of blue light blocking lenses.
Blue light contributes to many of the most common eye problems.
Flat screens produce excessive amounts of blue light. Without adequate protection from high levels of blue light, heavy computer users experience eyestrain. They also have problems with dry eyes, sticky eyes, and a feeling of having grit or grains of sand in their eyes. All of these problems also occur in people who spend a lot of time in the sun without adequate protection from the blue wavelengths of natural light.
Blue light also interferes with sleep. The first hint of twilight every morning is predominantly blue light. Our brains are hardwired for us to wake up when our eyes detect that first hint of blue light, even when our eyes are closed. In a similar manner, our brains receive a “Get up now!” signal whenever we are exposed to blue light indoors, even slight amounts of blue light like those emitted by a laptop or a cell phone.
Blocking blue light relieves many common eye problems.
Blue light locking lenses may be exactly what you need to achieve relief from eyestrain and dry eyes. They can also help people who have insomnia. A study conducted by the École d’Optométrie from the University of Montreal in Canada found that people who wore blue light blocking lenses when they worked at their computers not only experienced less eye strain, they also had better vision in low light when they weren’t at their computers.
You need different blue light blocking lenses for outdoor and indoor use.
Sunglasses may do the trick for blocking blue light when you are outdoors, but your eye doctor can provide you with a greater range of options for comfort and fashion than you can find at the stores where you can buy sunglasses over the counter. Obviously, you can’t wear sunglasses when you sit at your computer, but your optometrists at Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville can prescribe glasses with a special blue-light blocking coating that offer quick relief for common eye problems.
Get prescription blue light blocking lenses at Sites Vision Clinic.
Sites Vision Clinic is your eye doctor in Clarksville. We have been serving Clarksville and Elkton for over 70 years. Request an appointment online or call us at (931) 647-5237. The offices of Sites Vision Clinic are located at 621 N Riverside Dr, Clarksville, TN, 37040.