What You Need to Know
What is all the fuss about, anyway? Is wearing blue light glasses or contacts worth it to improve your vision? And if I buy some, will they really improve my vision anyway? These are just a few questions I plan to answer in this article, so keep reading!
First of all, what exactly
is an anti-glare lens and why should you bother with one? Simply put, anti-glare (also known as ‘cool’) lenses help reduce the warmth reflected off of certain lights by reducing their angle. If you look at a shop’s sunglass display, you’ll see these items in varying degrees of coolness – from subtle to severe. If you don’t know what they are, a sunglass is one of those colorful eye products you see on the market nowadays, designed to improve your eyesight by filtering out visible light. In many ways, they work, but the glasses themselves may not do much to contribute to the improvement.
So what can blue-light-blocking lenses do?
On the face of it, they look like they could help improve your vision. They are used mainly by drivers, as well as people working in industries where they need to read a lot of information in a short space of time, such as pilots and flight crew members. As well as reducing the amount of visible light reaching your eyes, the anti-glare lenses may also have other benefits to offer. For example, some contain tiny crystals which may help increase your eyesight’s ability to adjust to dim light.
But apart from their benefits to visual acuity
why might people use blue-light-blocking eyeglasses? Well, for one thing, they look cool. There are some styles available that look like sunglasses, complete with clip-on irises – that are certainly attractive. Some are even made to look like contact lenses, and look very much like normal glasses, except for the fact that they are translucent, or semi-transparent, allowing light to pass through them. These special ones may be used for many different activities, including computer work, watching TV, driving, painting, sports and so on. Their main advantage over normal glasses, however, lies in their ability to reduce glare.
Aside from protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of sunlight
blue light lenses are also used for relieving headaches. It has been found that these lenses reduce the number and severity of migraine headaches by around 40%. However, while their efficacy in reducing migraine headaches is undeniable, their usefulness in reducing other types of headaches remains unproven. To date, no clinical trials have been conducted on their efficacy.
Another advantage of wearing a pair of these glasses is comfort.
They are very comfortable to wear, not to mention the fact that they are economical as well. There are a few varieties of this kind of glasses available, including prescription ones that require a doctor’s prescription. However, you can purchase a cheap pair in just about any color, design, and size, at an affordable price. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your new pair of blue light protection for your eyes, then you can just look for them at your local discount store or costume shop.