Naturally found in sunlight, blue light regulates our sleepiness and alertness cycles. The sun produces significantly more blue light than electronic sources, but now more than ever, we’re exposed to artificial blue light from our devices.
Many of us spend upwards of 8 hours a day either on a computer, scrolling through social media or studying hard, potentially exposing ourselves to blue light even after the sun goes down.
The blue light can trick your body into believing it’s still daytime, which may stop you from feeling fully sleepy or impact your sleep cycle.
You’ve probably had tired eyes after a long day, right? Well, there are a number of actions that we’d recommend, including a comprehensive eye examination where one of our professional optometrists can identify potential issues such as binocular vision, dry eye, or a need for prescription lenses.
You can also take regular breaks from screen time, use an app or phone-based filter to reduce blue light at night, and avoid screen use an hour before bed are all important actions you can take. Blue light filter lenses may also help to reduce eye strain and fatigue.
No need to apologise to your eyes. Our blue light filter lenses are coated to filter out some of the blue light from screens and artificial light.