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Are Your Eye Glasses Protecting You from Blue Light?
January 28, 2019

Are Your Eye Glasses Protecting You from Blue Light?

During a conversation I had with Gary Morgan, an optometrist in Peoria, AZ, I told him how happy I was with my prescription glasses that were different from any other ones I had worn before.

Since I spend hours on the computer everyday, my eyes would often begin to sting and burn and then start watering - all symptoms of computer eye fatigue. My eyes experienced almost constant exposure to blue light from multiple electronic devices, LED lights, and fluorescent lighting.

Blue Light Protection

Many people are aware of the damage outdoor blue light can cause to the macula and protect their eyes by wearing blue light blocking sunglasses. Fewer people are aware of inside blue light exposure from computers, TV's, iPads, cell phones, LED lights, and other electronic devices.

When I was due for my annual eye exam I knew I wanted to address my computer eye fatigue symptoms and my blue light exposure concerns with my optician. But before I went in to see my eye doctor I checked the Blu-Tech Lenses website to see where I could get specialized glasses that protect against blue light and reduce computer eye fatigue.

I was pleasantly surprised that my regular eye doctor offered them. I have had my blue light blocking glasses now for 3 years and wear them most of the day, but especially when I am at my computer. My eyes no longer burn or water. I also feel better knowing that my eyes and my macula are being protected from blue light.

Dr. Morgan shares with us how he and most other retina specialists agree that blue light may be the most damaging light to our retina and what we can do to protect ourselves:

How Blue Light Blocking Glasses Can Benefit You and Your Vision

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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