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Posted on 04-06-2017
What Is Blue Light & How Do Blue Light Blocking Lenses in Fairfax Help With Computer Vision
Blue light is one of the many wavelengths of light that make up the light spectrum. It is a part of natural sunlight and is also found in many electronic devices, such as TVs, LED lights and fluorescent lighting. The human eye is also exposed to blue light with computer screens, notebook devices and smartphones.
Blue Light and Your Eyes
The human eye is relatively good at blocking UV rays from the sun, although UV blocking sunglasses are still recommended. However, the human eye is not very good at blocking the blue light spectrum, which can penetrate the cornea and lens, right to the retina at the back of the eye. Eye professionals are beginning to express concern about the potential damage to the retina of the eye from today’s constant use of blue light-emitting devices. Currently, no one knows how much blue light exposure is acceptable.
Hazards of Blue Light To Your Eyes
It is known that long periods of blue light exposure can cause permanent changes to the retina similar to those found in macular degeneration, a progressive eye disease that is often found in older people. What is known is that constant blue light exposure can lead to chronic computer eye strain from looking at electronic device screens. The light from these devices can also disrupt normal circadian rhythms, which can cause sleep problems. Although some blue light is important for vitamin D production and good health, too much blue light can cause problems.
Blue Light Blocking Lenses in Fairfax
Vision research indicates that using lenses that block blue light can help to increase the contrast between images to reduce digital eyestrain. The use of yellow-tinted computer glasses that can reduce blue light exposure can be helpful for individuals who work with electronic devices for long periods during the day. Your eye doctor in Fairfax can fit you with a pair of these blue light blocking lenses to help improve your computer vision and protect your eyes.
Let Dr. Budner Be Your Optometrist in Fairfax VA
Dr. Howard Budner and his staff offer superior eye care for patients in the Fairfax and Rockville VA areas. We provide eye exams, eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, eye disease treatment and fitting of computer and sports eyewear. We use the latest technology and advanced techniques to ensure your optimum vision care. Contact Dr. Howard Budner & Associates today at 703-935-4181 in Fairfax and 301-871-0180 in Rockville for an appointment to discuss how blue light blocking lenses can protect your eyes.
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