Are you worried about the blue light emanating from your phone or computer screen? Many people are, which is why they purchase specially created blue light filter glasses. You might be interested in these too but if you’re currently happy with the glasses you wear, it might be that you don’t want to replace them just yet. So, can you add a blue light filter to your existing glasses? The answer is yes!
Why Should You Consider A Blue Light Filter?
If you are worried about the effects of blue light, it is important to take steps to reduce your exposure. The best way to do this is to spend less time on your digital screens, especially of a night time, as blue light can interfere with your sleep-wake cycle. Too much time looking at your screens can also cause eye fatigue and associated symptoms, such as headaches and blurriness.
But if you’re currently happy with your existing frames, a blue light filter can be added to your existing glasses. Filters can be made available for prescription and non-prescription glasses and are recommended for anybody who is worried about the negative effects of blue light. We have already mentioned some of these effects, but there could be other side effects too.
While the long-term effects of blue light are still being researched, it has been suggested that it could cause retinal eye damage. This is because blue light can pass straight through to the back of the retina when the eyes are exposed to sunlight and digital screens. Studies have also suggested there could be links with certain types of cancer. There is also evidence to suggest that children could develop nearsightedness if they are overexposed to blue light.
If you are worried about such conditions, a blue light filter can be recommended. You should also consider a blue light filter if:
- You spend more than 10 hours a day using screens
- You have trouble sleeping
- You work with computers
- You are experiencing eye strain
- Your eyes are regularly watery, dry, or itchy after using a screen
- Your vision is blurry at the end of the day
As we suggested, the best way to avoid the issues associated with blue light is to spend more time away from your devices. This is especially true of a nighttime when blue light can negatively affect your sleep-wake cycle and make you feel more alert than you want to be. However, as screens are a large part of our lives, both at home and at work, it is sometimes the case that blue light can’t easily be avoided.
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If you’re interested in a blue light filter for your existing glasses, or if you want to buy a new pair of blue lens glasses, get in touch with us. We will advise you on the best course of action for you, with guidance on the products that are best for your particular needs.