The Technology Behind Blue Light Reduction GlassesPosted 06/07/2018
The Technology Behind Blue Light Reduction Glasses
In an era where people are spending more and more time on their computers, their smartphones and their tablets than ever before, blue light reduction is of critical importance to absolutely everyone – including yourself. Yet at the same time, it’s also a problem that people don’t really know enough about – meaning that it’s one that will only get worse before it gets better.
What is blue light and what level of harm is it causing? What are blue light reduction glasses and how do they work? These are the types of questions that we’re going to answer, right now.
Why Are Blue Light Reduction Glasses Necessary?
A lot of people don’t realize until it’s far too late that the specific type of light emitted by computer screens – not to mention the types of screens present on nearly every smartphone, tablet or other mobile device in existence – isn’t really “normal” in any way. Even though it may not look like it to the naked eye, it’s actually one of the harshest types of light that we’re exposed to on a regular basis.
For starters, it’s capable of penetrating all the way to the very back of your eye’s retina. This in and of itself wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, were it not for the fact that it also damages your cells almost instantly in a way that very much resembles traditional macular degeneration.
So if you’ve been glued to that computer screen for years and feel like your eye sight is getting worse over time, the bad news is that you’re not crazy – in all likelihood, you’re right on the money.
This type of blue light causes other issues, too. If you’re already battling against a condition like Presbyopia – which is a natural part of the aging process that will quickly begin to affect all of us right around the age of 40 or so – blue light is only going to make things worse. As if all of this weren’t enough, blue light also disrupts your body’s normal chemistry and can screw up your sleeping patterns, as well.
To their credit, device manufacturers have actually taken a number of steps to help mitigate this issue as much as possible. Most phones (including all iPhone devices from Apple running the latest version of the operating system) include some variation of a “dark mode” or “night mode” that allows users to manually shift the color spectrum of their device from cold blue towards a warmer orange. However, not only has a great deal of damage already been done – this solution really only addresses the symptom, not the underlying problem.
At this point, it’s also not much of an option to just throw out every electronic device with a screen in your home and go back to “the way things used to be.” From a technology perspective, we opened Pandora’s Box years ago. Our computers and our phones are how we stay connected with the world around us. They’re how we watch our favorite films, read books, stay up-to-date with all the latest news and even balance our checkbooks. You can actively try to spend less time on your computer, sure – but that’s hard to do if your job is to sit at a computer for eight hours (or more) per day.
Something has to give, but thankfully it has. Blue light reduction glasses are designed to help address all of these issues and many, many others.
The Power of Blue Light Reduction Glasses
As their name suggests, blue light reduction glasses are designed to do precisely that – reduce the amount of blue light that is actually making its way into your eye in the first place. Now, full disclosure – there is actually no way to 100% eliminate blue light from your day, as doing so would essentially mean that light wasn’t making its way into your eye at all, which means you wouldn’t be able to see what you were looking at.
However, blue light reduction glasses like Adlens’ own UZOOM lenses can dramatically reduce your blue light exposure to the tune of 30% in most cases – more than enough to provide relief from headaches, eye strain, blurry vision, dry eyes, neck pain and any other problems that come with computer eye strain.
Not only that, but blue light reduction glasses bring with them a plethora of additional benefits, too. You’ll be able to engage in all of your favorite electronics-related activities for far longer than you could on your own without experiencing discomfort. You’ll stop exacerbating the effects of Presbyopia, which itself will allow you to take pleasure in all of your cherished hobbies again.
Blue light blocking reading glasses also have a significant amount of magnifying power, so they’ll be of use even when you’re not staring at a computer or mobile device screen for hours on end.
But the most important thing to understand about all of this is that a traditional pair of reading glasses and blue light reduction reading glasses are NOT created equally. Only a pair of glasses built with the unique (and harsh) type of blue light to which we are regularly exposed in mind will help bring you the relief that you need when you need it the most.
Adlens – Because Some Things Are Just Too Important
If you find yourself lying awake at night unable to get to sleep, if you can’t read from your eReader for more than a couple of minutes without experiencing eye strain, or if you get headaches or experience other pains when you use your computer for too long, there’s a very good chance that blue light is having a negative effect on your life. It’s time to put that to an end.
If you are still curious about whether or not blue light reduction glasses are the right purchase to make for your specific situation, we encourage you to make an appointment with your eye care professional. If you’d like to find out more information about the technology behind blue light reduction glasses, or if you want to know more about what Adlens’ own UZOOM Screen Protect computer reading glasses can do for you, visit us online to learn more.