Why I Wear Screen Glasses – Understanding Blue Light

This article will cover why you should wear Blue Light glasses to protect your eyes from blue light.

What is Blue Light?

It’s one of the colors in the visible light spectrum, alongside red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, and violet. Now more than ever, blue light is all around us. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, our screens on our computers, tablets, and smartphones emit blue light. Of course, we can’t forget the biggest source of blue light either, the sun.

So why should you care about blue light?

How Blue Light May Hurt You

Each color in the visible light spectrum mentioned above has a different wavelength and energy level. It just so happens that blue light has shorter wavelengths and higher energy than other light spectrum colors. Thus, research has shown links of eye damage caused by short-wave blue light wavelengths between 415 and 455 nanometers. Do you know what emits those sort of wavelengths? LEDs in your smartphone, tablets, and TVs.

We only started carrying around these blue light-emitting devices in the last two decades, if you think about it. Naturally, it took time for science and research to catch up with all the blue light side effects, such as eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, migraines, mental and physical fatigue, and disruption of sleep patterns (which is because blue light actually suppresses the release of melatonin, which is what signals our bodies to fall asleep).

Benefits of Blue Light

Blue light isn’t all bad. In fact, research has shown that blue light can help with your memory, boost your overall alertness, and even raise your mood. Of course, too much, especially at night time, could harm your health. Too much of anything is usually bad, so that should go without saying.

How to Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light

It’s simple, really. Just use your computers, smartphones, and tablets less. Duh!

Ok, in all seriousness, limiting your screen-time could help you in a major way, but I’m aware most of us aren’t able to do that due to our jobs. Thankfully there is an inexpensive way of combating blue light so you can continue to work on your computer and smart device without harming your eyes. There are blue light blocking/screen protection glasses that not only look good but protect your eyes from blue light.

Screen Protection Glasses from Barner

Barner lenses have a coating specially developed for people who spend a lot of time indoors and are exposed to the blue-violet and LED light of digital devices like smartphones, TVs, and tablets. Their high-quality organic CR-39 lenses block 100% of the Blue Light under 410nm and 45% of the Blue Light on the 410nm – 450nm spectrum.

In the photo below, I’m wearing the Ginza Man screen protection glasses in Gold Matte from Barner. I wear them all-day and love them! Not just because I get loads of compliments when wearing them but how I feel at the end of the day. Less fatigued, fewer headaches, and far better sleep. A win-win if you ask me.

Blue Light Blocking/Screen Protection glasses from Barner

Ginza Man in Gold Matte from Barner

In addition to their great protection for your eyes, Barner’s glasses’ hard lenses are made with ultra-thin layers and tout features like anti-scratch, anti-static, hydrophobic, and easy to clean.

Giveaway

A huge shout-out to Barner for sponsoring today’s post and offering a giveaway to my YouTube subscribers. If you want a chance to win a pair of screen protection glasses from Barner, head on over to my YouTube and do the following:

  • SUBSCRIBE to the Joe’s Daily YT channel
  • LIKE the video
  • COMMENT which pair of Barner blue light screen protection glasses you would like to win.

This post is sponsored by Barner. All opinions are 100% my own.

Joe Miragliotta is a caffeine addict, social media freak and a tech junkie. When first creating JoesDaily.com the concept was small; Post diary-like content to share with the world of all things he was into. Now it's grown to be much more than that. You'll find travel, food & drink, design, tech, entertainment and more!

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