Posted Jan 27, 2023 | Tips, Tricks & Tech

You might have seen information circulating about the effects of blue light and ultraviolet (UV) rays on our eyes. But what is blue light, exactly? And does it contribute to digital eye strain? Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the science surrounding blue light, and the steps you can take to tackle eye fatigue.  

What is blue light?

Blue light occupies high-energy wavelengths on the visible spectrum. Our eyes struggle to bring it into focus and have to work harder when lots of blue light is present. Some people think this can cause eye strain. Common sources of blue light include phone screens, computer monitors, and even the sun. People who spend a considerable amount of time looking at screens might benefit from blue light lenses.

What is ultra-violet (UV) light?

Further up the light spectrum is UV light. It’s invisible to the human eye but emits the highest amount of energy, which can cause not only suntans, sunburns, and skin cancer, but also damage to the surface of your eyes. 

Eyeconic Offers Blue Light Glasses as well as Sunsync Light-Reactive Lenses for Glasses

Eyeconic offers blue light glasses that can help reduce exsessive blue light exposure from sources like digital screens, energy-efficient lighting, and the sun. 

And then there’s our SunSync® light- reactive lenses. These lenses change from clear indoors to dark outdoors, and come in shades of gray or brown. Not only this, but SunSync® Light-Reactive Lenses also provide targeted blue light filtration. ​Add your preference at checkout and you’ll have the most stylish AND functional glasses out there.

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Ways to Reduce Sun Damage & Blue Light Exposure

1. Change the settings on your digital device screens. Most phones have a “night mode” or “blue light” setting that changes your screen to have a more yellow hue. Turning the brightness down on computer monitors and televisions can help, too!

2. Set a limit for how long you use your devices each day. We know it’s hard, but it’ll be worth it!

3. Wear 100% UV-blocking sunglasses, even in the car or shade.

4. Take breaks from being out in the sun or from using devices.

5. Make sure you have the right prescription for your contacts or glasses; this can contribute to squinting and eye strain! Find a doctor to update your prescription.

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