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The effect Blue Light can have on us and our eyes

The term “Blue Light” is on everyone’s lips.

We at Olympia Optics observe growing concern among clients regarding the negative effects of blue light on the eyes. With the increasing use of digital devices, people are exposed to high levels of blue light which has been linked to several eye problems, including digital eye strain, dry eyes, and even sleep disorders.

Blue light is a type of high-energy visible (HEV) light that has a shorter wavelength and higher frequency compared to other types of light. This makes it more harmful to the eyes and can penetrate deep into the retina, causing damage over time. Here, we discuss the importance of blue light protection for the eyes and the option that spectacle lenses can offer.

Why is blue light protection important? Blue light exposure has become a growing concern in recent years due to the increasing use of digital devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and televisions. These devices emit blue light that can harm the eyes, leading to several negative effects, including:


1. Digital eye strain:

Prolonged exposure to blue light can cause digital eye strain, which is characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and eye discomfort.

Olympia Optics - Blue Light and Eye Strain
Olympia Optics - Blue Light and Eye Strain

2. Dry eyes:

Blue light can also lead to dry eyes, as it reduces the production of tear film, which is essential for keeping the eyes moisturized.



Olympia Optics - Blue Light and Dry Eyes
Olympia Optics - Blue Light and Dry Eyes

3. Sleep disorders:

Blue light can also disrupt the circadian rhythm, leading to sleep disorders and other related health problems.


Olympia Optics - Blue Light and Sleep Disorders
Olympia Optics - Blue Light and Sleep Disorders

How can spectacle lenses help?

Specialised spectacle lenses with blue light protection are designed to reduce the amount of blue light that reaches the eyes. These lenses are designed to filter out the harmful part of the blue light spectrum, reducing its negative effects on the eyes.

Spectacle lenses with blue light protection are an excellent option for people who spend a significant amount of time in front of digital devices. These lenses can help reduce digital eye strain, dry eyes, and other negative effects caused by blue light exposure.

In conclusion, blue light protection is essential for maintaining good eye health in this digital age. Spectacle lenses with blue light protection can provide a simple and effective solution to protect the eyes from the harmful effects of blue light.

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