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Can you wear blue light glasses with contacts?


With the increasing amount of time we spend on digital devices, concerns about the potential harm caused by blue light emissions have grown. Blue light is a type of high-energy visible (HEV) light that is emitted by electronic screens such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Prolonged exposure to blue light may cause digital eye strain, headaches, and disrupted sleep patterns.

One of the ways to alleviate the effects of blue light is to wear blue light glasses, also known as computer glasses. These glasses are designed to filter out blue light and reduce the amount of blue light entering the eyes. However, if you already wear contact lenses, you may wonder whether you can wear blue light glasses with contacts. The answer is yes, you can wear blue light glasses with contacts.

Wearing Blue Light Glasses with Contacts

Wearing blue light glasses with contacts is similar to wearing any other glasses with contacts. You can wear both at the same time without any problem. You can wear your contacts as usual and then put on your blue light glasses when you use your computer or other digital devices.

The Advantages of Wearing Blue Light Glasses with Contacts

Wearing blue light glasses with contacts can provide several advantages:

1/ Improved Comfort: If you wear contact lenses, you may experience dryness or discomfort after prolonged use of digital devices. Blue light glasses can help reduce eye strain and fatigue caused by blue light emissions, which can improve your overall comfort while using digital devices.

2/ Enhanced Visual Clarity: Blue light glasses can enhance the visual clarity of digital screens by reducing glare and improving contrast. This can help you see the screen more clearly and reduce eye strain.

3/ Better Sleep: Blue light can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep. By reducing the amount of blue light entering your eyes, blue light glasses can help improve your sleep patterns.

Tips for Choosing Blue Light Glasses for Contacts

When choosing blue light glasses to wear with contacts, consider the following:

1/ Prescription: If you wear prescription contacts, consider getting prescription blue light glasses. This will ensure that you have the correct prescription for both your contacts and glasses, and can provide optimal vision correction.

2/ Lens Material: Choose a lens material that is lightweight and scratch-resistant. CR39 and Polycarbonate lenses are good options for blue light glasses.

Lens Coating: Look for glasses with an anti-reflective coating to reduce glare and reflections on the lens.

In conclusion - Wearing blue light glasses with contacts is a great way to reduce the effects of blue light on your eyes while using digital devices. By following these tips and selecting the right glasses, you can enhance your comfort and visual clarity while reducing eye strain and improving your sleep patterns. If you have any concerns about wearing blue light glasses with contacts, speak to your optometrist for advice.

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