Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum that a short wavelength, which also produces higher amounts of energy. Blue light is present in our everyday lives through the sun as well as digital devices such as our computers, televisions and our smart phones and devices.
Because of the high energy produced, blue light can easily go through our corneas and lenses and go directly to our retinas. Excessive exposure to blue light can increase risk for macular degeneration, and can contribute to digital eye strain – the tired, irritated feeling you get in your eyes after staring at a screen for a couple hours.
These artificial light sources can disrupt our biological clock and cause digital eye strain which can negatively impact sleep, health and productivity.
If you use technology a lot in your everyday life, you may want to consider special lenses or coatings on your glasses to help reduce the amount of blue light reaching your eyes. At Yankee Eye Clinic and Rosemount Eye Clinic, we offer computer lenses and glasses to help combat the blue light.