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"Blue Light" glasses reducing strain from looking at digital screens

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WKRC) - Almost everyone nowadays uses computers, and the light from the screens could be putting more strain on our eyes. So that means that people might need glasses, even with “20/20 vision.” Whether it be a laptop computer or a cell phone, people’s eyes are glued to screens hours every day. Whether people know it or not, the light coming from those screens can do a real number on your eyes. It's the “blue light” and as people stare at digital screens more and more and move closer and closer to them, their eyes are feeling the effects. West Chester Optometrist Dr. Shana Brafman says she is seeing more and more patients. "Some of the symptoms...

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Should You Wear Blue Light Blocking Lenses?

If you work on a computer, use a smartphone, watch TV, or simply go out in the sun, you are being exposed to high-energy visible (HEV) blue light. Too much blue light exposure can damage the eyes over time and even lead to vision loss. Today, more people are wearing blue light blocking lenses to protect their eyes from these potentially damaging rays. What is HEV Blue Light?HEV blue light is part of the visible light spectrum. During the daytime, natural blue light from the sun helps keep you awake and regulates your circadian rhythm, or ‘body clock.’ Indoors, blue light is emitted from digital devices like computers or smartphone screens, as well as artificial light sources such as LED...

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These computer glasses reflect blue light and prevent screen-induced headaches — and they're available with prescription lenses

Teddith's original pairs didn't have prescription lense options, and were just meant to be worn over contacts or on their own for folks with naturally great vision (lucky you!). But for those who wore prescription glasses full-time (like myself), the brand's classic computer glasses were sadly out of reach. After receiving loads of customer feedback, Teddith has finally made prescription lenses available for their computer glasses. Folks in the tech team wear prescription glasses every day, so we we've been really excited about this new launch. Teddith sent over some glasses in each of our prescriptions, and we've been wearing them at the office where each of us spend pretty much the entire day (about eight hours) staring at a computer screen. Here's...

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What is blue light?

What is Blue Light? Blue light is a color in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by human eyes. Blue light is a short wavelength, which means it produces higher amounts of energy. How does blue light impact you? Studies show that exposure to blue light can cause eyestrain, fatigue, headaches, and sleeplessness. Where is blue light? Blue light is everywhere in our world. It used to be that the only source of blue light was from the sun. Now we have brought blue light inside by way of digital screens (found on TVs, Smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets and gaming systems), electronic devices, LED and fluorescent lighting. Natural Blue Light v. Artificial Blue Light Blue light wavelengths are...

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Computer Eye Strain: 10 Steps For Relief

With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes.Here are 10 easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS):1. Get a comprehensive eye exam.Having a routine comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do to prevent or treat computer vision problems. If you haven't had an eye exam in over a year,...

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