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Why do you need blue light glasses?

In the modern world, feeling dry and tired eyes after a long day of staring at a computer screen is a common complaint. That’s because digital screens emit blue light, which can have a negative impact and cause issues such as strained, dry, watery or irritated eyes. Blue light is also linked to issues with sleep schedule, due to it causing complications with circadian rhythm, which is the internal clock that manages when it’s time to sleep or be awake.

With more and more businesses becoming digital, and a massive shift towards working from home, it’s hard to avoid blue light emitting screens. Also, with most people now using personal smartphones or tablets in their everyday life, it’s important to be aware of the potential damage blue light can cause, and have adequate blue light protection when using digital screens.

Blue light blocking lenses

That’s where our handmade Australian blue light blocking glasses come in. Blue light filter lenses are designed to filter out the high-energy blue light frequencies from the visible light spectrum, which is important as blue-light is some of the highest energy wavelengths of visible light (400-440 nm), which is why overexposure can lead to eye complaints. By wearing blue light glasses, protection is given to the amount of blue light that hits the eye and reaches the retina, leaving the blue light glasses wearers eyes feeling more relaxed.

The market-leading blue light blocking lenses we use don’t impact colour temperature perceptibility, which is important for anyone who needs to maintain attention to detail in their field of work, such as graphic designers. The blue light blocking lenses also feature anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings, and have a superhydrophobic finishing that will repel liquid and makes the lens extremely resistant to any water, sweat, oil, grease, dirt or dust.

Other tips for avoiding sore eyes

Blue light blocking lenses don’t guarantee to solve issues you may be experiencing, so it’s not a given that you will definitely have improved sleep, or any eye complaints you have will just disappear. That’s because there could be a number of other reasons behind your specific issue, so it’s always a good idea to incorporate other measures into your routine to try and help protect your eyes.

A good habit to adopt is the 20/20/20 rule, whereby every 20 minutes you should look at an object 20 meter into the distance, for at least 20 seconds. This will force you to relieve the strain on your eyes, and give your eye muscles a much-needed break. Other sensible measures include reducing your screen brightness so it’s not so intense, keeping yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and using lubricating eye drops throughout the day to stop your eyes from drying out. You might also want to avoid using digital screes before bed so you’re not having that blue light hit your eyes in the evenings, so set yourself a time each evening where you stop using any digital screens and see if that has a positive impact on your sleep quality.

Shop our Australian blue light glasses

If you are in the market for some new blue light glasses, we offer free worldwide carbon-neutral shipping and can get these glasses to you quickly and sustainably. Unlike traditional frames made from plastic that can take upwards of 450 years to decompose, our frames are plant-based and 100% biodegradable within 110 under compost conditions. The end to end manufacturing process for our eco blue light glasses is ethical and sustainable, so you can wear them knowing you’re protecting your eyes, whilst protecting the planet at the same time. All materials, including accessories, are certified by sustainable and ethical third-party organisations, so for the most sustainable blue light blocking glasses in Australia, look no further.