If you’re having a hard time falling asleep at night, consider getting yourself a pair of glasses equipped with a blue light blocking coating. In the digital age, most of us are using our devices from morning to night and with that comes the effects of high energy visible (or HEV) light such as blue light which is emitted from digital screens. HEV light is shown to cause reduced melatonin levels (hormone involved in telling your body it’s time to sleep) and more frequent awakenings throughout the night. This reduces your quality of sleep which leads to drowsy mornings and limited concentration throughout the day.
Getting a pair of glasses with a blue light filter will greatly reduce your exposure to HEV light and limit its effect on your eyes and brain. You will have a higher quality of sleep so that you feel ready to tackle the day every morning!
Next time you are in for an eye exam or your next eyeglass purchase, ask us about our blue light blocking coatings; which can be applied to almost any lens you may currently be using, and we’ll be happy to help you.