Sitting in front of computers and phone screens is the new normal in today’s world. Fortunately, Dr. Williams and her staff at River City Vision Center in Jacksonville, FL, have tools that can help combat the negative effects of blue light on the eyes. For individuals who work from home or in front of a computer all day, blue light blocking lenses might be the solution to prevent vision disorders.
What Is Blue Light?
When you’re working in front of a computer or looking at your phone or TV screen, you might notice the slight blue tinge coming from the screen. This is known as blue light, and it is emitted from screens due to artificial LED lights in the screen.
Blue light is thought to help boost alertness, mood, and memory functioning. Unfortunately, since most of us are now looking at our screens in high doses, it could cause damage and chronic eye fatigue to your eyes.
Do I Need an Eye Exam?
If you’ve recently been working from home or on your screen longer than usual, you might be noticing several symptoms that could be caused by blue light.
Long exposure to blue light can cause symptoms of digital eye strain, including:
- Eye fatigue
- Eye pain
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
In addition, you could also be experiencing secondary effects from blue light, such as disruptions in your natural sleep pattern. This is because blue light impacts our circadian rhythms, meaning long exposure to it can cause insomnia.
If you have any of these symptoms or worsening vision and want to find a solution, it’s important to get an eye exam to determine if blue light blocking lenses are right for you.
How Can an Eye Doctor Help?
An eye doctor can help determine if your vision issues are caused by blue light. They will perform comprehensive exams and tests to examine your eyes thoroughly. If it’s determined blue light is the culprit, blue light blocking lenses on your glasses can help you filter out blue light from your TV, phone or tablet, computer, and even from outdoor sunlight.
Lowering blue light exposure can help reduce chronic eye fatigue and digital eye strain.
Get Care from Our Jacksonville, FL, Optometrist
Dr. Williams and her team at River City Vision Center in Jacksonville, FL, are ready to help you improve your life with blue light blocking lenses and eye care. Call us today at (904) 696-2027 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.