When we think of cutting-edge technology, we tend to think of fancy new computers or smarter personal devices. We live in a hyper-connected world that requires a lot of “screen time.” Whether that’s signing in for a day’s work or catching up with family over a FaceTime call, we spend a lot of our time staring at our screens. Research suggests this can lead to headaches, eyestrain, dizziness, fatigue, and even insomnia.

These unpleasant screen-time side effects are caused by Blue Light. Blue Light is a special type of light that screens omit to make them easy to see and convenient to use. This can lead to digital eyestrain—especially with bright, high contrast monitors. Thankfully, better technology doesn’t stop with computing; and companies are now producing special glasses with Blue Light filtering lenses.

The lenses seek to cut down on some of the negative side effects modern life has on the eyes, and new research is supporting the findings. Blue Light glasses come in all sorts of shapes and frames to meet your needs and match your style. From reading glasses to coated prescription lenses, Blue Light glasses aim to reduce the digital eyestrain we sometimes experience from too much unprotected screen time. In some cases, your insurance may even cover the cost of them.

Blue Light glasses were developed in recent years to combat digital eyestrain, and both consumer and scientific reports give them high remarks. Cutting down the intensity of Blue Light from our various devices is one simple way to protect our eyes and improve our quality of life. Some members of our team are enjoying the benefits.

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First published in our July 2020 IT Radix Resource newsletter