Blue light is everywhere and depending on your lifestyle you potentially are exposing yourself to blue light 12+ hours a day! Starting with our wonderful sun and then onto artificially created blue light within indoor lighting and everyday electronics increasing your daily exposure rapidly.
HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR SLEEP….
Research is showing that overexposure to blue light can decrease your natural levels of melatonin which is what helps us peacefully shut down at night for that restful sleep we long for. It doesn’t help that we comfortably gravitate to scrolling on our phones before bed to decompress.
DO YOU HAVE EYE STRAIN?
Blue light is a primary source for eye strain which can lead to headaches, dry eye and blurry vision! After all those long hours of hard work why would you want to end your evening with any of those symptoms? All you need to do is help protect your eyes during excessive sun exposure and start using blue light technology. It’s as easy as that.
EYE HEALTH PROBLEMS CAN BE VERY SCARY.
Researchers all around the world are linking blue light with macular degeneration and cataracts! Macular degeneration can lead to permanent vision loss and cataracts are like looking through a very dirty windshield you cannot clean without surgery.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
1. Be conscious of screen time and start turning electronics off 2-3 hours before bed.
2. Invest in blue blocking technology. You DO NOT have to have a prescription to wear blue blocking lenses.
3. Wear polarized sunglasses when spending long periods of time in the sunlight.
4. Visit your optometrist yearly to stay up to date on the health of your eyes.