3 Reasons to Invest in Blue Light Blocking Lenses

Is your vision becoming increasingly blurred? Do you suffer from constant headaches? Spending too much time in front of your computer can cause undesirable symptoms. Talk to your Crowfoot optometrist today about how blue light lenses can help protect your eyes.

While there is no doubt that technology has made our lives increasingly convenient, spending too much time on your digital device means you’re exposing your eyes to considerable amounts of blue light, which can take its toll on your ocular health and vision.

Blue light can have harmful effects on your vision and may lead to:

  • Eye strain and fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased risk of developing AMD
  • Constant headaches

No matter what digital activity you are participating in, whether it’s sitting in front of your laptop in the office, or checking your cellphone, you must take the necessary steps to protect your vision from the harmful blue light.


Blue Light Lenses: Our Calgary Optometrists Help Protect Your Vision

If you sit for extended periods of time on your computer, or in front of a handheld screen, you’re at risk of developing computer vision syndrome, eye fatigue, and headaches.

At Blink Eyewear, our Crowfoot optometrists can recommend computer glasses/blue light lenses that are designed to ease eye strain and create a more comfortable visual experience when working on your screen.

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3 Benefits of Investing in Blue Light Blocking Lenses

We live in a digital age, meaning that the majority of our day is spent in front of a screen, whether it’s a computer or a cellphone. These devices are useful, but they also emit blue light, and over time, exposure to this can cause harm to your eyes.

One way to protect your vision is by talking to your Calgary optometrist about blue light-blocking lenses. These lenses will protect your eyes from computer vision syndrome and have many benefits, including:

1. They’ll Reduce Eye Strain

Working on your digital device all day can cause many health issues from neck pain and carpal tunnel syndrome to blurry vision and eye strain. Blue light lenses block out the majority of blue light emitted from your device, reducing eye fatigue and all the associated symptoms, such as headaches, dry eyes, and blurry vision.

2. They May Help Lower Your Risk of Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular degeneration occurs when part of your retina is damaged, causing patients to lose their central vision. While AMD can be caused by several factors, prolonged exposure to blue light can increase your risk. Some signs of this eye disease include:

  • Straight lines appearing wavy
  • Inability to properly judge distances
  • Difficulty seeing colour or fine details
  • Unusually distorted vision

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, or other changes in your vision, it’s important to visit your Calgary optometrist as soon as possible.



3. You’ll Get Better Sleep

Exposure to too much blue light in the evening can have a detrimental effect on your circadian rhythms by slowing down your production of melatonin (the chemical in your brain that signals it’s time to sleep).

It is normally recommended that you turn off your digital devices at least 2 hours before you sleep, this is not always possible. So to avoid any of the negative side-effects associated with late night blue light exposure, talk to your optometrist about blue light blocking lenses.


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To find out more about our blue light blocking lenses and how our Calgary optometrists can help protect the vision and ocular health of you and your family, visit one of our three branches, Crowfoot (67 Crowfoot Terrace NW, T3G 4J8), West Springs (1009 873 85 St SW, T3H 0J5) or Creekside (12192 Symons Valley Rd NW, T3P 0A3).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at our Crowfoot Branch (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292).

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