You’ve probably already seen those ads claiming that there are eyeglasses that can help protect your eyes from blue light — aka the blue light eyeglasses. A color with a short wavelength that produces high amounts of energy compared to other colors. These claims usually highlight the dangers of exposing your eyes for hours when you watch through digital screens.
Fact: computer screens (or phones), in general, do not cause permanent eye damage that can cause blindness. But in the long run if your eyes can be a bit more irritable when exposed to them for long periods.
Things you need to know before buying blue light glasses
The best times for when you need blue light glasses are when it’s dark or after sundown. We have eyeglasses with a polarized lens that can block 100% of blue light and has UV protection such as our Little Explorer Blue LightShades, across the color spectrums of dangerous wavelengths.
Always remember that blue light glasses have a reddish tint that helps block out those blue light rays. There are no problems with using them for both nighttime and daytime. Typically, the human eye isn’t used to the exposure to high amounts of blue light. Thus causing it to activate retinal cells in your child’s eye which can lead to the reduction of melatonin. This can cause your child to have a hard time sleeping at night.
Are they any different from computer screen glasses?
In reality, there really isn’t any standard label in the eyewear industry. Computer glasses can refer to almost anything that involves protecting your eyes from being damaged by digital screens. If there are glasses that claim to protect your eyes from damaging wavelengths such as blue light but do not have those filters then they are just regular glasses. Some manufacturers sell these glasses but lack blue light protection albeit carrying other features like anti glare: however, these features do not carry the same weight of importance as those with anti blue light filters.
So are they worth buying? Sure, if you don’t want your child to have difficulty in his youth. Children are constantly exposed to digital screens thanks to the online class policies and the ever-evolving uses of technology today.
Before you buy just any glasses, make sure that they have anti blue light filters in them because they are a must. These are highly effective when they provide a good amount of protection against the dangerous wavelengths of blue light.