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The Dangers of Blue Light and Why You Need a Pair of Blue Light Glasses

smartphonesshop.com.au - Screens! You just can’t escape them. Whether it’s the warm embrace of your smartphone’s screen during the day, the vivid graphics of that Macbook at work or the glorious deep colours from your OLED television when you’re hooked on a new series, it’s fair to say that our lives are basically controlled by our screens, much to the chagrin of our eyes. Unfortunately, they can only handle so much and if you’ve been wondering why your sleep is horrible and headaches just keep coming, it’s because of a little thing called blue light. Fortunately there’s a way to minimise the damage they cause, and they’re called blue light glasses! You might snoff your nose at the idea, but read on and see just how harmful blue light is, as well as why blue light glasses are essential in our screen ridden society today. 

I Can't Get No Sleep

Those nights spent tossing and turning are happening for a reason. You might put it down to overthinking, but in reality, there’s a good chance that blue light emitted from your devices is what’s causing your sleep to be broken. According to Harvard Medical School, exposure to blue light can suppress melatonin for twice as long as other colour lights, while even shifting circasian rhythms twice as much. You may think the extended amount of time you’ve been spending on your smartphone might not be doing any damage, but the research begs to differ. We can only imagine what using our devices in bed is doing to us! Even the internet’s favourite doctor, WebMD has us concerned about blue light, and according to them the light from our screens can give off wavelengths of blue light ranging from 400 to 490 nanometres while appearing white. In other words, the doctor of the internet is warning us that blue light is making us less sleepy at bedtime and delaying our ability to fall asleep. When Dr Internet gives a diagnosis, you don’t question it.  

If Thou Gaze Long Into An Abyss, The Abyss Will Also Gaze Into Thee

The assault on the eyes from blue light doesn't just hurt your sleep. Those frequent migraines and even the eye strain you've been feeling can certainly be traced back to your excessive screen time. According to the appropriately named website MigraineAgain, screens can cause quite a lot of strain and stress on your eyes, with Kathleen Digre MD, Neuro-ophthalmologist at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center, and current President of the American Headache Society, stating that “sensitivity to light is often used as diagnostic criteria for Migraines because it’s so commonplace.” WebMD also elaborates on blue light being the reason many of us have been suffering from eye strain, with dry eyes and blurry vision all part of the side effects. They also mention how most people blink less as they’re focused on a screen with contrast and flickering all mixing together in a cocktail of eye pain. It’s like a Bloody Mary, except harsher (or better depending on your tastes, we don’t judge). 

Look Into My Eyes

So, worried yet? Want those nights spent wide awake in bed to turn into refreshing, calm nights asleep? Hate migraines? Well, we’ve got the solution as we mentioned earlier! Blue light glasses are one the most effective ways to manage blue light piercing your eyes sharper than Obi-Wan Kenobi’s blue lightsaber (perhaps not that sharp). As the name implies, they’re glasses made specifically to guard your eyes from the harmful nature of blue light. Your eyes aren’t immune and with everyday spent mostly in front of a screen, we’d say they’ve become more than essential. But don’t just take our word for it, According to health blog Nourishedlife, blue light glasses are equipped with a unique tint for their lenses that filter the strongest and shortest wavelengths emitted from screens before they come for our eyes, as well as being perfect for night and day while important for minimising eye damage, with studies showing that blue light can even contribute to macular degeneration, or in simpler terms, you’ll go blinder quicker. With the benefits and important features of blue light glasses, you hopefully won’t be saying “my eyes! The goggles do nothing!” Kudos if you remember where this quote is from.


Four Eyes Are Better Than Two

Ready to sleep better? Ready for migraines and eye strain to no longer ruin your day? You’ve come to the right place! With every purchase from our online store, you’ll get yourself a brand spanking new pair of blue light glasses, valued at $49.95. That’s right, any purchase regardless of the price will net you a pair of these super glasses that will help you in the neverending battle against the evils of blue light! We highly doubt you're going to reduce your screen time, so why not make it less painful? You're eyes will thank you, and you'll remember us in decades time when your vision is still as doing great.

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