2. They help prevent digital eye strain.
High-energy blue light waves can lead to eye fatigue and soreness, both of which are symptoms of computer vision syndrome and eye strain. In addition, staring into a digital screen for long periods of time can worsen symptoms of dry eye.
3. They’ll help you sleep better at night.
Our bodies associate blue light with daytime, so exposure to blue light when you’re trying to go to bed makes it harder to fall asleep. Researchers also believe that blue light suppresses melatonin production and prevents the body’s temperature from dropping, both of which are necessary for the body’s natural progression into sleep.
4. They help prevent your eyes from degenerating.
Continued exposure to blue light energy over time could damage light-sensitive cells in the retina, and lead to problems such as blurred vision.
Glasses can do a lot more than help you see clearly or elevate an ensemble. Frames outfitted with Lutein protective lenses can also help protect your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light, as well as UV rays and radiation. These special lenses are made from a material that contains lutein, a vitamin and carotenoid pigment that’s naturally found in healthy retinas.
Originally manufactured in Japan by Tokai Optical, Lutein protective lenses help filter UV rays and blue light energy. You can get them exclusively (along with some stylish frames to go with them) at Vision Express, an optical store that carries brands like Ray-Ban, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Coach, Guess and more. Their branches can be found nationwide.