Blue Light Glasses

Blue Light Blocking Glasses From Classic Optical

Like most of the Ithaca and Cornell NY community, you probably spend a lot of time looking at electronic gadgets. And, if you have been experiencing eye fatigue, eyestrain, headaches, or difficulty falling asleep, you may be suffering from the side effects of blue light exposure. Classic Optical is your local optometrist with the right blue light glasses to protect your eyes and promote good eye health.

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What is Blue Light?

Natural blue light is a color with the light spectrum that is visible to the human eye - it is everywhere, so you really cannot avoid it. More distinctly, blue light exists as a short wavelength of light, but it does produce more energy than some other visible light waves. This natural form of blue light energy helps the body recognize awake and sleep cycles and can boost your mood, alertness, and overall sense of well-being.

Artificial blue light is really what causes us humans the most trouble. This form of blue light is generated by electronic devices that many people use before bedtime. Television, computers, cell phones, fluorescent bulbs and LED lights are all sources of artificial blue light that flickers - even though you may not notice it. This form of blue light exposure produces glare, reduces visual clarity and contrast, and will cause mental fatigue, eye strain, and even headaches.

Will Blue Light Blocking Glasses Help?

Yes - blue light glasses can reduce the amount of direct exposure your eyes have to artificial sources of blue light and digital eye strain from staring at electronic screens for long periods of time. Blue light blocking eyeglasses work by filtering out the specific wavelength segments that are known to be blue light. In addition to this filtering process, blue light glasses are designed to reduce the fatigue caused by staring at digital devices.

The lenses in blue light glasses will be a very pale-yellow tint that is hardly noticeable, but it works to neutral harmful blue light. When blue light wavelengths have been modulated by the special lens, most people find their circadian rhythm or sleep cycle is restored, and their eyes will feel less strain even when working on a computer or reading email on a smartphone.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses from Classic-Optical

As a NY optometrist, Classic-Optical has treated many people in Ithaca and Cornell communities that have complained of tired, dry, and painful eyes after working on computer screens. Many will also describe broken sleep patterns or the inability to quickly fall asleep at night, which may relate to the amount of blue light the eyes are exposed to during evening hours.

Call or visit Classic-Optical serving Cornell and Ithaca to schedule a consultation and eye exam to discover if your eye strain, headaches, or insomnia may be due to high levels of blue light exposure. We will not only prescribe the perfect lens to filter blue light, but you also have access to a wide range of attractive frames. This way you can wear your blue light eyeglasses while working or enjoying your favorite activities, and still be stylish.

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