If you've ever felt your eyes hurting after staring at your computer, tablet, TV, or phone for an extended period, you aren't alone. In fact, many people experience this feeling, as well as feelings of fatigue when burning the midnight oil in front of a screen. So, why does this happen? What is it about our many screens that causes our eyes pain and affects our ability to be productive for long periods – or simply game until the early hours of the morning? The answer is blue light, and it's…everywhere!Blue light is a silent culprit, but it can be found in fluorescent lighting, electronic device screens, and is even emitted by the sun itself. The sun emits lots of colors, but blue light is considered to be high-energy visible light, or HEV. This means that it affects our eyes at a higher frequency than other colors and over time, can do some damage. In the old days, people would experience blue light when outside but escape it upon retiring to their homes in the evening. Now, however, our lives heavily involve the use of electronic devices – especially in the evenings – that feed more blue light into our eyes than ever before. Luckily, the introduction of blue light glasses can help you combat all of the additional blue light that you are exposed to and provide your eyes with a protective shield.
ScreenVision™ blue light blocking eyewear is a fashionable way to shield your eyes from the harmful effects of digital light. A specially engineered, 0 magnification lens reduces the amount of harmful blue light (400-455 nm range), while still allowing healthy blue light (465-495 nm) through the lens.
In addition to shielding your eyes from harmful blue light, ScreenVision™ eyewear also provides protection from glare with a long lasting lens coating. And finally, although virtually tint free, ScreenVision™ provides 100% protection from UVA/UVB rays.
Aside from healthy amounts of natural sunlight, we are all now increasingly exposed to unhealthy amounts of artificial blue light from digital screens: televisions, computers, tablets and smart phones.
Blue light glasses provide relief from all that HEV light by blocking a portion of the blue light that is emitted from our screens. This leads to numerous benefits that can't be achieved otherwise unless you go without screens…something that seems impossible in our digital age of electronic technology. Here's what you can expect when you purchase blue light glasses:
Enhanced sleep. Ever heard that you shouldn't use your phone half an hour before bed? Using blue light glasses blocks harmful light when it matters most, and you can expect to get better sleep once you start wearing them throughout the day.
Less strain on your eyes. Blue light is high-energy, meaning that your eyes have to strain to look at it. With blue light glasses, you can reduce the strain on your eyes and eliminate the pain and fatigue that comes from staring at your screen all day long.
No more headaches. The pain from migraines and other severe headaches can be enhanced and even caused by blue light. If you rack up a lot of screen time, wearing blue light glasses can help you lessen the pain and frequency.
Better eye health. Too much blue light can actually cause various eye diseases, and over time, the exposure can increase your risk substantially. Blue light glasses protect your retinas and can prevent things like macular degeneration, which causes blindness.
If you're a gamer, you know that there's nothing worse than dealing with fatigue and eye strain when your team is depending on you. Protecting your eyes for those long battles is paramount, and blue light glasses can help you do exactly that. By creating a barrier that blue light can't pass through, you can feel free to game as long as you want. Buying the right equipment is essential for gaming, and blue light glasses fit right into the mix. At ICU Eyewear, we can equip you with the right tools to tackle the competition without worry.
Whether you're a gamer, avid streaming enthusiast, or a late-night workaholic, ICU Eyewear has you covered. Over the past 25 years, we have worked tirelessly to provide unique eyewear solutions for our customers that fulfill the changing needs in our lives. Today it's gaming in front of a screen, tomorrow it's a full VR setup where your eyes are pressed deep into another world, but either way, ICU Eyewear will be there to help protect your eyes. Shop online to find the perfect pair of blue light glasses, or discover more by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.