With electronics being a standard part of our daily routine, this can result in too much blue light at night, which can lead to a disrupted circadian rhythm. Blue light blocking glasses allow you to be able to spend time on screens at night with less worry about your body’s sleep patterns being negatively impacted.
While blue light glasses used to be very yellow and admittedly ugly, now, there are plenty of fashionable blue light blocking glasses available so that you can improve your life in style. Wolcott Optical offers a wide selection of blue light blocking glasses to ensure that you’re able to find the frames that work best for your style and personality.
What Is Blue Light?
Blue light is around us all day, every day, even if you don’t work a job that requires you to stare at a screen for 8 hours or if you don’t spend much time on your phone or laptop. This is because when people talk about blue light, they’re talking about a specific wavelength on the visible spectrum that delivers energy to your eyes. Blue light comes naturally from the sun, and artificially from the screens all around us.
Is Blue Light Bad For You?
Yes, and no. Some levels of blue light are actually beneficial for your health. The blue light from the sun helps to regulate our sleep schedules, can improve your mood, and can boost your energy. However, blue light at night can end up disrupting your sleeping patterns, leading to issues such as insomnia, persistent headaches, fatigue, eye strain, and more. This is why it’s commonly recommended that you avoid screens for 1-4 hours prior to heading to bed.
However, many people don’t wish to give up their evening screen time, or are unable to, especially if they work into the night or are taking online classes or what have you. Blue light glasses help to reduce the amount of blue light that your eyes are exposed to, which can improve your sleep and lessen the amount of strain on your eyes.
Are There Stylish Blue Light Blocking Glasses?
Blue light blocking glasses are often associated with deeply saturated yellow lenses that many people don’t wish to wear, even around their homes. However, if you’re looking for a more stylish option that speaks to your personality and that you can feel confident wearing, there are many different blue light blocking glasses available to you.
All blue light blocking glasses have some degree of yellowness to them to aid in their effectiveness. However, with many of the latest designs, you likely won’t even notice the yellowness anymore than you would notice the subtle shift of your phone to warm tones that emit less blue light in the evening. There are many fashionable blue light blocking glasses available that work for many different styles.
Bear in mind that the less of a yellow tint your blue light blocking glasses have, the more blue light will reach your eyes. As glasses manufacturers learn more about how to filter out blue light, blue light blocking glasses have become increasingly more stylish and popular, and some have practically clear lenses.
Do You Need A Prescription For Blue Light Blocking Glasses?
You only need a prescription for blue light blocking glasses if you already have a prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses. If you have 20/20 vision and want to get blue light blocking glasses to protect your eyes, there are non-prescription options available.
High Quality Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Wolcott Optical offers a large selection of blue light blocking glasses. We strive to provide glasses that suit everyone’s individual styles and needs. To learn more about our selection and the variety of optical services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!