Many of us know the UV rays from the sun are harmful for our eyes, and we should wear sunglasses while out and about to protect our peepers. But did you know your computer, TV, tablet, cell phone, and even those energy-efficient light bulbs are all emitting harmful blue light, which has nearly the same effect as those harmful UV rays?
When you look at the light spectrum, blue light falls right by UV light as some of the most dangerous light for our eyes. Being exposed to high amounts of blue light throughout the day has been linked to health problems such as Macular Degeneration, eye fatigue, dry eyes, and sleep disorders, including insomnia. Research shows that it may even contribute to more serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and even cancer.
With most of us being surrounded by technology 24/7, it’s no wonder so many of us are experiencing these health and sleep problems! All this light might be great for keeping us awake and alert during the day, but at night, it works against us by throwing off the body’s natural biological clock.
Unfortunately, it’s near impossible in today’s society to stay away from blue light. Technology allows us to work, play, and helps us connect with others, near or far. Studies show that 60% of Americans spend more than 6 hours a day in front of a digital device. We’ve all heard to turn off the cell phones and TV’s a few hours before bed to help our body induce melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms, in order to help the body prepare for a good nights sleep. But the truth is, many of us are so plugged into technology from the moment we wake until the moment our head hits the pillow, this solution seems incredibly unlikely.
Using dim red lighting at nighttime, which is found on the opposite end of the light spectrum, is obviously more natural for the body as it doesn’t seem to affect the body’s production of melatonin, and can help the body prepare for a nights sleep. But how many of us are going to regularly change out the bulbs of our lamps and overhead lighting in order to wind down?
The REAL solution then? Glasses that filter out blue light rays. ProSPEK Glasses from Spektrum Eyewear effectively block out 50% to 99% of all blue light emanating from digital devices, significantly improving the quality of life of its wearers.
ProSPEK Glasses offer effective blue-light filtering and UV light protection. The yellow tint of the lens still lets you scroll through Instagram without being disruptive, and won’t get in the way of your work either. Wear them at night to help the body wind down and improve sleep, and during the day while at your computer, to avoid eye strain and dry eyes too.
As technology continues to advance, many of us may only be spending more and more time in front of screens that emit harmful blue light. Keeping eyes healthy and strong shouldn’t take a backseat to checking out that funny video Uncle Frank just posted on Facebook. Wearing glasses that filter out blue light is an easy way to help keep eyes safe, and our bodies better adjusted for a better nights sleep.