One of the eyewear products that we have to offer to our Cornelius, NC customers are glasses that can successfully block out blue light.
Blue light is emitted from many different sources, including computers, the sun, televisions, lightbulbs, cellphones, and tablets. More and more adults, as well as children, are being exposed to excessive amounts of blue light than ever before. When your eyes are exposed to significant amounts of this light, you may struggle with tired eyes, light sensitivity, and loss of sharp contrast vision. Additionally, studies have shown that exposure to blue light can contribute to more serious vision problems, such as macular degeneration and focus issues. Studies have also found blue light to interrupt your body’s ability to produce melatonin, which can cause sleep problems.
Although your first reaction upon hearing about the dangers of excessive blue light exposure may be to try to rely less on electronics, this can be hard to do if you are required to use technology on a daily basis for either work or school. Although doing what you can to limit how much blue light your eyes are exposed to is a good idea, at Vision Center of Lake Norman, we have another solution.
Check Your Sunglasses for Their VLT Rating
If you are looking for ways to protect your eyes outdoors just like you would indoors, then having the right pair of sunglasses is an important addition to your outdoor gear. As you shop for sunglasses, you may have noticed that some of them are better at blocking out light than others. An important thing to look for is the VLT (Visible Light Transmission) rating, which determines how much tinting is used to block out the light on your lenses. Your eye care professional can make recommendations for the sunglasses that will work best for your outdoor habits and eye care needs.
At our office serving the Cornelius, North Carolina area, one of the eyewear products that we have to offer are glasses that can successfully block out blue light. If you are interested in these glasses, we would be more than happy to give you more information about them and their benefits.
We look forward to meeting all of your vision and eye care needs now and in the future. Please contact us today to find out more about our eyewear products, including those designed to block out blue light, and how we can assist you.