People spend more time than ever in front of a digital device, whether it’s their phones, tablets, or a television screen. Adults reportedly spend upwards of six hours a day, and teens look at a screen around seven hours a day! I tried Blue Light glasses this week, all day everyday, at work and when I was winding down in bed watching Netflix or checking out YouTube. I work in a wellness center where we are around different types of machines emitting all sorts energy as well as being on the laptops and computers. When I get home I most likely make dinner and have the TV on, text friends, yes I scroll too, and then said Netflix wind-down..
So to start..
What is blue light?
Blue light is everywhere. It’s found in the sun’s rays and is emitted from the fluorescent lighting and screens of electronic devices.
The sun contains all colors of light, including red, orange, green, and blue. Each of these colors emits different energy levels. Red light, for example, has longer wavelengths and less energy. Blue light, on the other end of the spectrum, has shorter wavelengths and more energy.
While you get most of your exposure to blue light from the sun when outside, people are now getting more exposure than ever when they’re inside — from their screens. This excessive exposure to blue light has some eye health professionals worried.
Why you should try blue light glasses
More and more, work and social life revolve around looking at a screen for multiple hours every day. To combat the effects of too much blue light exposure, consider wearing blue light protection.
Here are 4 reasons that wearing these glasses may be able to help you!
In the same way a walk outside in the sunlight can help you feel alert; spending time on a screen before bed can also make you feel alert. Short wavelengths delay release of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that naturally starts releasing into your system a couple of hours before bedtime.
Using a tablet or other type of sc