You usually spend 8 hours a day in front of your computer and then look forward to your favourite show on Netflix, right? Many of us have this lifestyle, but did you know that staring constantly at the computer screen not only causes square eyes, but can be very harmful?
Yes, that's right. The blue light emitted by many electronic devices can cause massive damage to our eyes, our ability to concentrate and even our sleep.
Meller, known for its hip but affordable glasses and sunglasses, has now launched the solution against tired and overstrained eyes caused by blue light: the Meller Blue light collection. Read on to find out why these computer glasses are the perfect solution when you work in the office, watch TV or browse Instagram.
How do blue light glasses work?
In order to understand blue light glasses, we must first clarify what blue light actually is and why it can be harmful.
Blue light, also known as high-energy visible light (HEV), is a type of light with short wavelengths that emits higher energy. These waves penetrate deep into the eye and long-time exposure can cause severe damage to the retina.
The keyword is blue-light blocking. Blue-light blocking glasses have filters in their lenses that block the blue light, and in some cases even UV light, from getting through. Wearing blue-light blocking glasses from Meller when looking at a screen, especially after dark, helps to reduce exposure to blue light waves that can have serious effects on your body.
In what way does blue light harm our body?
Although blue light might help boost our alertness, memory and cognitive function, there is concern over the long-term effects of screen exposure. That's because of the proximity of the screens and the length of time spent staring at them. But since nowadays we can't do without our mobile phones, tablets and computers, we inevitably spend several hours per day in front of a screen. Therefore, most of us are exposed to permanent blue light radiation.
So what happens when blue light hits our eyes? Almost all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and then reaches the retina. This light may affect our vision and might prematurely age the eyes. Research has shown that exposure to blue light could lead to:
- Digital eyestrain: Blue light from computer screens can lead to digital eyestrain, fatigue and dry eyes. Symptoms are: sore or irritated eyes and difficulty in focusing.
- Difficulty in sleeping: Studies have found that exposure to blue light can shorten overall sleep duration, significantly suppressing our melatonin production and reduce sleep quality by increasing the frequency of waking up at night.
- Retina damage: Long-term exposure to blue light can lead to damaged retinal cells and thus to visual problems such as age-related macular degeneration.
So how do I protect myself from the harmful impact of blue light?
First of all it is advisable to reduce the daily time spent in front of the computer. You can be also helpful to take short breaks from studying or working. You can also try to spend less time in front of the TV or mobile phone in the evening. This gives your eyes an opportunity to relax and prepare for a restful sleep.
In addition, our opticians recommend the Blue light collection from Meller. The innovative collection will reduce your eyestrain, improve your sleep and prevent eye diseases. And that's not all.
Check out all the advantages of the Meller Blue light eyewear collection:
Most importantly, Meller blue light glasses help to suppress blue light in order to avoid tiredness and visual stress and all associated eye diseases. They also reduce brightness to make our vision more comfortable, with a clearer contrast. This allows us to see more natural colours.
But what is equally important is the unique style of this young eyewear collection. The glasses models are not only super fashionable but also representative for the 2020s' trends. Never before has the world spent so much time in front of computers and mobile phones as in the past decade. At the same time, aesthetics and fashion play an increasingly important role for the vast majority of people.
The designers of the Barcelona-based brand have therefore launched their own urban and playful blue light collection that couldn't protect your eyes any better!
Have fun finding your favourite blue light glasses on Lentiamo!