Do your eyes feel tired after working at your computer all day? Do you ever feel your eyes twitching? That was happening to me from all of the computer and screen use I have on a daily basis, until I found Phonetic Eye Wear at the #BlogHer Conference!
What Is Blue Light?
Computer screens, backlit devices and phones emit blue light. To give you the technical break down of what it is, it is the violet blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths between 380 nanometers (nm) to 500 nm in a scientific sense. It is also referred to as High Energy Visible light (HEV). You can find HEV in flourescent lights, LED lights, TV screens, laptops/computers, smartphones, and tablets.
Why is Blue Light Bad?
Not all blue light is bad, but lately it is being proven that when people are exposed to too much blue light in the evening and before bed, it disrupts your sleep. It can also cause damage to your eyes called macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is typically an age related condition. But since we are now exposed to so much blue light, it is speeding up the process of this deterioration. It also throws off our sleep cycle.
How To Protect Yourself?
Phonetic can help! They offer glasses with clear, prescription quality lenses that contain a special coating that deflects a portion of the blue light, which reduces eyestrain and improves focus. Phonetic lenses block approximately 35% of the light in the violet/blue spectrum (380nm to 500nm) and more than 50% of the light from 380nm to 450nm, which is the portion of the violet/blue spectrum with the highest energy content.
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