Should You Wear Anti-Blue Light Eyeglasses?

As people rely more and more on electronic devices and artificial lighting, optometrists have seen an increase in the number of patients with eye damage caused by too much blue light. Innovative Eye Care wants everyone in Bakersfield, CA to have healthy eyes for life. We carry anti-blue light glasses and offer anti-reflective coatings that can help reduce the harmful effects of blue light. Here are the most common questions about blue light that we hear from our patients:

What is blue light?

When you see the color blue, it is because of blue light. Of the colors on the light spectrum that humans can see, blue is a high-energy hue and is especially difficult for the eyes to filter. This means that excessive exposure to blue light may have a harmful effect on your eye health.

Daylight is a naturally occurring blue light. In fact, the sun gives off more blue light than any other source. Sunlight is good because it helps to keep you awake and alert. Other sources of blue light include electronic screens, fluorescent bulbs, and LED lighting.

How does blue light affect vision?

When people are exposed to too much blue light, especially after the sun sets, it can cause damage to the retina and contributes to macular degeneration (vision loss) and other sight-related issues. At Innovative Eye Care, we can help you assess your risk of harm from blue light exposure and fit you with a pair of anti-blue light glasses that will protect your eyes.

Do I need anti-blue light glasses?

Some people are at higher risk of harm from blue-light exposure than others. Talk to your optometrist about blue light glasses if you:

  • Spend a large part of the day in front of a screen

Whether a computer, phone, or another electronic device, looking at a screen for prolonged periods may cause digital eye strain. You may notice that your vision becomes blurry, that your eyes are tired, or that you suffer from headaches after work. A pair of anti-blue light glasses from Innovative Eye Care can eliminate these common complaints.

  • Have had cataract surgery

The intraocular lens (IOL) used during your surgery may not provide adequate protection from blue light. If you have had cataract surgery, anti-blue light glasses may make you more comfortable in natural sunlight, artificial lighting, and while looking at electronic devices.

  • Work the night shift

The harmful effects of blue light are most pronounced after sunset. If you work nights or spend large amounts of time under fluorescent or LED bulbs, talk to your optometrist about wearing anti-blue light glasses.

Call Innovative Eye Care Today!

If you live in Bakersfield, CA and you have questions about your risk of eye damage from blue light, call the experts at Innovative Eye Care today. We offer anti-blue light glasses, as well as anti-glare and anti-reflective coatings that will protect your eyesight and make you more comfortable. Our knowledgeable optometrist will meet with you to examine your eyes, evaluate your risk factors, and provide the right solution for you.