Technology, we hate to love it, love to hate, but there’s no turning back from it. I personally love technology because it allows me to connect with all of you and share my love of fashion and beauty to a wider audience!! But that’s besides the point… before, we only had to worry about the “concerned” health of our eyes for those working at a desk-job, in front of a computer, right?! Now, in our society, there are more and more jobs and opportunities that require using a screen……. desk-top computers, laptops, iPads and our smart phones. I love that this small hand held device holds my calendar, my alarm clock, my social media, my note pad and SO MUCH MORE all in one!
As scientists learn more about potential problems of blue light; blue-light blocking glasses have gained popularity as a way to subdue digital eye strain and avoid disrupted sleep cycle. In addition, many of the frames also have glare reduction to prevent digital eye strain from looking at screens. Until fairly recently, we were mostly exposed to natural light during the day and darkness at night. But now we’re constantly bathing in artificial light, most of it blue. Too much exposure to blue light at night suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep cycles. Wearing these glasses is an effective way to regain a good night’s sleep! Aside from our sleep schedules, blue light adds to eye-strain and damage to the retina. As we age, this damage can make us more susceptible to eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Over time, our eyes begin to feel tired. It can also cause pain in or around the eyes, blurred vision, headache, or sometimes even double vision.
Glasses like these are small miracles. My eyes definitely feel more rested at the end of the day and looked visibly less red and tired. Aside from a new eye cream I’ve been using, I can truly attest this improvement to my blue-light blocking glasses.
Trust me- they don’t have to be ugly or expensive!! I found these awesome and CUTE blue-light blocking glasses on Amazon for under $17, they are nonprescription, come in 4 colors & they’re amazon prime!! Click the link here to shop this super affordable option and help get your eyes back on track!! Since I’ve purchased mine, I’ve made it a point to wear them as often as I can and it’s made me more aware of how much time I actually do spend in front of a screen! Protect your eyes friends! See you next week!