Do blue filter glasses make sense? A look at their effects and benefits

Do blue filter glasses make sense?

A look at their effects and benefits

In todays digital In the world we spend a large part of our time in front of screens, be it at work, at home or on the road. Our eyes are a constant stream of blue light that is emitted from electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Blue filter glasses have become increasingly popular in recent years and promise to protect our eyes from the harmful effects of this blue light.

But are blue light filter glasses really useful? In this article, we will take a closer look at blue filter glasses and theirs Effect as well as Advantages investigate.

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What are blue filter glasses?

Blue filter glasses are special glasses designed to filter the blue light emitted by screens and artificial lighting. These glasses are equipped with a coating that absorbs or reflects the blue light before it reaches our eyes. This blue light is defined as high-energy visible light and is associated with various health issues such as digital eye strain, sleep disorders, and potentially long-term effects on the retina. The thinking behind these anti blue light glasses is that they can reduce the strain on our eyes and potentially reduce negative effects on our sleep cycles as well.

Effect of blue filter glasses:

Blue filter glasses are designed to absorb the blue light and thus reduce the amount that hits the eyes. This reduces the amount of blue light that reaches the retina. This can help reduce glare, reduce visual fatigue and minimize the risk of eye problems associated with prolonged screen use.

Some users also report an improvement in sleep as the blue light affects levels of melatonin, a hormone important to a healthy sleep cycle.

Advantages of blue filter glasses:

  1. Reduced eye strain: By blocking blue light, blue filter glasses can reduce eye strain, especially during long periods of screen time. This can result in a more comfortable viewing experience and reduce the risk of dry eyes, eye redness, and headaches. Proponents of blue filter glasses argue that they can alleviate these symptoms by reducing blue light. Studies suggest that blue light has the potential to damage the retina and promote the development of age-related macular degeneration. Wearing blue filter glasses could prevent this risk. Tip: If you sit in front of the computer all day, give your eyes a break and look into the distance from time to time (e.g. out the window,...) and don't forget to blink so that your eyes don't dry out.

  2. Improved sleep: Blue light can affect the sleep-wake cycle by inhibiting the production of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin. Because blue filter glasses filter blue light, they can support the natural sleep cycle and contribute to better sleep quality. By reducing blue light, blue-filter glasses may help keep melatonin levels at normal levels, thus promoting better sleep. Tip: Put your cell phone away before you go to bed at night - this way you don't suppress your melatonin production and can fall asleep faster.

  3. Protection of the retina: Long-term exposure to excessive blue light can increase the risk of retinal damage. By absorbing some of this light, blue filter glasses can help reduce the risk of long-term damage. 

Conclusion: Blue filter glasses can be a useful addition for people who spend a lot of time in front of screens. By reducing blue light, they can help minimize eye strain, sleep disturbances, and long-term eye damage. Going to the ophthalmologist is essential and you should have your eyes checked regularly for eye diseases (e.g. eye pressure, cataracts, ...). You can have your eyesight checked by your optician of choice or an ophthalmologist. 

Pssst: Our Hyreader glasses are made in such a way that you can have your optician work in your individual prescription.

Ultimately, blue filter glasses can be an effective tool to promote eye well-being in a digital world. By protecting against harmful blue light, we can give our eyes the support they need while improving our viewing experience.

In case of serious eye problems or sleep disorders, it is advisable to consult an ophthalmologist or specialist. 

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