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Blue Blockers Do More Than Block Blue Light
September 14, 2018

Blue Blockers Do More Than Block Blue Light

Blue light exposure can come from natural occurring blue light during the day or from artificial blue light sources such as computer screens, tablets, smart phones, televisions and fluorescent lighting.

“. . . high levels of exposure to blue or visible light may cause ocular damage, especially later in life, and may be related to the development of age-related macular degeneration.”

Taylor HR, West S, Munoz B, Rosenthal FS, Bressler SB, and Bressler NM. The Long Term Effects of Visible Light on the Eye. Archives of Ophthalmology 1992; 110:99-104.

Blue Blocker Lenses

Blue blocker lenses have an orange, amber or yellow tint. There are several advantages to wearing these sunglasses. They are:

1. Increased Visibility

These glasses do not make "the world" appear darker like most sunglasses. Blue blockers let in more light which helps with better visibility when outside.

2. Reduced Glare

Not only do these glasses block blue light, they also block glare. Most people with AMD are very sensitive to glare and often experience a "white out" when out in the sun.

3. Better Contrast

Blue blocker sunglasses enhance contrast which offers more visual clarity.

Blue blocker glasses can be found in many different styles. They can be worn as:

1) Wrap around glasses that fit over your prescription glasses or

2) Regular sunglasses with blue blocker lenses

Protect your macula, reduce glare and improve contrast with blue light blocking sunglasses:

Better Vision with Blue Blocker Sunglasses

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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