Are Blue Filter Computer Glasses Right for Me?

If you spend the majority of your working day staring at a computer screen, you are definitely not alone. More than 50 percent of jobs involve computer use, and nearly 90 percent of American homes have a computer. While not everyone is affected by computer use in the same way, according to the Vision Council, almost 60 percent of American adults experience digital device-related eye discomfort. This discomfort can range from temporary eye pain and vision blurriness, to headaches and nausea, and sometimes disrupted sleep.

These symptoms are more than merely annoying – they can lead to a loss of work productivity and can cause moodiness and irritability. What is the most practical and effective solution for computer-related eye strain? Stopping using computers and digital devices would probably be the most effective remedy, but it’s highly impractical, since many of our very livelihoods rely upon our use of technology. Blue filter glasses may offer the most cost-effective relief.

What are blue filter glasses?

Blue filter glasses screen out the uncomfortable blue light that illuminates from digital devices. It’s thought that the constant exposure to artificial blue light may lead to eyestrain and discomfort; by wearing blue light filtering glasses, we may reduce or even eliminate this eyestrain and other issues.

Blue light glasses are especially good for reducing blue light-exacerbated sleep disruptions. When we use computers or any devices with screens before bedtime, we may be preventing our brains from properly winding down by inhibiting the production of melatonin. This is what makes falling asleep difficult. If you have to work or study right up until it’s time to fall asleep, blue filter glasses may help you fall asleep more quickly.

Blue filter glasses and diplopia

If you suffer from diplopia (double vision) and/or sleep disruptions due to constant digital screen exposure, blue light filter glasses may help. However, before you purchase a pair of blue filter glasses to correct a vision problem, make sure you visit a licensed optometrist for a thorough eye exam. OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye examinations to patients in the Cape Coral and Fort Meyers, Florida communities. Come by one of the locations today for a $69 eye exam and designer eyeglasses BOGO deals!