Psst...Optical London Drugs offers blue blocking coatings on ALL lenses, but do you need it?
You’ve probably heard about blue light blocking lenses by now. If you haven’t, blue blocking lenses filter out the short wave, high energy blue light that, these days, we are constantly bombarded with.
Blue light isn’t inherently bad. It’s the same light the sun emits, and it’s the kind of light responsible for helping us feel awake and alert. That’s good, right? But rather recently in modern history, we’ve run into a problem: During our waking hours, we almost never stop inundating our eyeballs, and thus our brains, with blue light. Our phones, computers, tablets and televisions all emit blue light, meaning many of us are intaking blue light from the minute we wake to the minute we go to sleep, which can make it difficult for us to even get to sleep.
Aside from eyeball fatigue, constantly sending wakefulness signals to our brains can disrupt our body’s natural sleep and wake cycles- our circadian rhythm. This can lead to trouble falling asleep, and getting less or less restful sleep. We all know how we feel after a poor nights rest; irritable, foggy, inclined to consume an anxiety-inducing amount of coffee.
Needless to say, taking in less artificial blue light could be a positive, but is that possible this day in age? Especially during the COVID19 pandemic, where entire families are sitting at home around their respective electronics for most of the day -be it for school, work or leisure- high blue light intake seems unavoidable, but blue blocking lenses can offer some relief.
When you order lenses from Optical London Drugs, you can choose to add a blue blocking coating to any clear lens. If you’re a prescription glasses wearer, you might consider the benefit of adding blue blocking to your Rx lenses. If you don’t need prescription glasses, getting a pair of frames with non-Rx blue light blocking lenses could alleviate eye strain throughout the day and help you feel more rested.