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Should I be wearing blue light glasses when watching TV?


In the age of binge-watching and streaming, spending hours in front of the TV has become an integral part of our daily lives. With this increased screen time, concerns about the effects of blue light exposure on our eyes have also risen. If you've been wondering whether or not you should wear blue light glasses when watching TV, you're not alone. In this blog post, we'll explore what blue light is, its potential effects on our health, and whether or not wearing blue light glasses is necessary while watching TV.

Understanding Blue Light

Blue light is a high-energy visible (HEV) light with a wavelength of around 400-500 nanometers. It's emitted by various sources, including the sun, fluorescent lighting, and digital screens like those on TVs, smartphones, and computers. While blue light isn't inherently harmful – in fact, it plays a crucial role in regulating our sleep-wake cycle – excessive exposure can have some negative effects on our eyes and sleep patterns.

The Effects of Blue Light Exposure

Digital Eye Strain: Spending long hours in front of screens can lead to digital eye strain, a group of symptoms that include dry eyes, blurry vision, and headaches. Blue light may contribute to digital eye strain by scattering more easily and causing visual noise, making it harder for our eyes to focus.

Sleep Disruption: Blue light exposure during the evening can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep. This can make it harder to fall asleep or maintain a healthy sleep schedule.

Should You Wear Blue Light Glasses While Watching TV?

Blue light glasses are specially designed eyewear that filters out a portion of the harmful blue light emitted from digital screens. Wearing blue light glasses while watching TV provides numerous benefits:

1/ Reduced Digital Eye Strain: Blue light glasses help alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain by reducing glare and filtering out harmful blue light, thus providing a more comfortable viewing experience.

2/ Improved Sleep Quality: By reducing exposure to blue light in the evening, blue light glasses can help maintain the natural production of melatonin, which in turn leads to better sleep quality. Try Baxter Blue's Sleep Glasses that have been specifically developed to worn in the evening to block the blue light that disrupts the production of melatonin.

3/ Protection Against Eye Diseases: Wearing blue light glasses can reduce the risk of developing eye diseases associated with prolonged exposure to blue light, such as AMD and cataracts.

4/ Enhanced Visual Comfort: Blue light glasses can improve contrast and reduce glare, making it easier to focus on the screen and enjoy your favorite shows.

Choosing the Right Blue Light Glasses

When selecting blue light glasses, consider the following factors:

1/ Blue Light Filtering Percentage: Choose glasses that filter out at least 50% of the high energy blue light.

2/ Anti-reflective coating Choose lenses that have an anti-reflective coating to eliminate glare so your eyes don't have to work as hard.

3/ Fit and Comfort: Ensure the glasses fit comfortably and securely on your face. Baxter Blue's range of blue light glasses come in many shapes and sizes to suit all head shapes and all their frames have spring hinges for the ultimate fit.

4/ Aesthetics: Choose a style that suits your personal preferences and complements your facial features.

Wearing blue light glasses while watching TV is an essential step in protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of blue light. By reducing digital eye strain, improving sleep quality, and lowering the risk of eye diseases, blue light glasses can significantly enhance your TV viewing experience and overall eye health.

Baxter Blue's range of Blue Light Glasses


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