Protecting Eyes Against Blue Light

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Sep 01 Blog | News

High Energy Visible (HEV) blue light is a potentially harmful form of light with violet and blue hues, which are visible to the human eye. While the sun is a source of blue light, with the growing prevalence of long exposure to digital devices like computers and phones in this day and age, many people are now vulnerable to the harmful effects of this light, including:

  • Eye strain
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Mood disorders
  • And other issues

However, not all blue light is harmful. In fact, low exposure blue light is beneficial, as it promotes alertness and can help regulate sleep cycles. What’s important to note is that all blue light, even low energy blue light, can disrupt rest at nighttime and therefore eye doctors recommend that it be avoided in the evening hours.

Your Fairhope, Foley, and Mobile, AL eye doctors understand the risks large amounts of blue light pose to your eye health, and they are dedicated to helping you protect your eyes from these effects. That’s why we are proud to recommend the use HEV Blue Filter computer lenses to help our patients care for their vision and limit their exposure to blue light.

Reduce Your Exposure with the Right Computer Lenses

Fortunately, those who spend long hours in front of the computer for work, play, or study do not have to experience the adverse effects of blue light exposure. Southern Eye Group of Alabama recommends the use of specialty computer lenses to best protect your eyes. HEV Blue Filter computer lenses function the same way as traditional eyeglasses, but can be worn by those with or without vision problems. These lenses provide the eyes with 100% protection from direct UV rays by filtering out harmful HEV blue light during exposure to screens. This results in significantly reduced eyestrain, headaches, risk of sleep pattern disruption, mood disorders, insomnia, and more. While safeguarding the eyes from harmful light, these computer lenses also simultaneously allow low energy blue light (which is essential for color perception and sleep cycle patterns) to pass through to the eye.

Whether you spend a few hours here and there on your phone or work an office job with late nights and weekends, our HEV blue filter computer lenses are the perfect solution to caring for your eyes long term!

Contact Your Fairhope, Foley, & Mobile, AL Eye Doctors!

If you’d like to find out more about computer lenses and other types of eyeglasses that may be right for you, we encourage you to contact us today. The doctors and staff of our Fairhope, Foley, and Mobile, AL offices are happy to assist you!