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Tips to Avoid Eye Strain: The magic of blue light glasses


With the ever-increasing time we spend in front of screens, whether for work, entertainment, or social connection, the topic of eye health has never been more critical. And when we talk about prolonged screen exposure, one term that often pops up is 'eye strain'. But what exactly is it? And how can one counteract its ill effects, especially with the help of innovative solutions like blue light glasses?

Understanding Eye Strain

Eye strain, medically known as asthenopia, is a condition characterised by tired or painful eyes after prolonged periods of detailed activities like reading, writing, or staring at screens. Symptoms may include dryness, redness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and even headaches. Given our current lifestyles, most of us have probably experienced this at some point or another.

Blue Light Glasses: The Modern-Day Shield

Enter blue light glasses - an increasingly popular solution for the digital age. But what's all the hype about?

1. Filtering Blue Light: Most digital devices emit blue light. Recent studies suggest that prolonged exposure to blue light might affect our sleep cycles and lead to digital eye strain. Blue light glasses are specially designed to filter out this light, reducing potential harm.

2. Reducing Glare: High-quality blue light glasses come with an anti-reflective coating. This can help in reducing the glare that often contributes to eye strain.

3. Comfortable Vision: For those who spend significant hours on devices, blue light glasses ensure a more relaxed and comfortable vision, reducing the need to squint.

Other Tips to Minimise Eye Strain

While blue light glasses are undoubtedly a game-changer, combining their usage with other preventative measures can make a significant difference.

1. The 20-20-20 Rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus on something 20 feet away. This gives your eyes a much-needed rest from the screen.

2. Proper Lighting: Ensure that the room you're working in is adequately lit. Position the light source behind you and direct the light onto your workstation, avoiding any screen glare.

3. Adjust Screen Settings: Tweak the brightness, contrast, and font size until you find what's most comfortable for your eyes. Often, having the screen's brightness match the room's lighting can help.

4. Blink Often: Blinking moisturises the eyes, reducing dryness and irritation. Make a conscious effort to blink more frequently when using devices.

5. Position of the Screen: Your screen should be at arm's length away, and the top of the screen should be at or just below eye level.

6. Regular Eye Examinations: Regular check-ups with an optometrist can ensure that any vision problems are detected and addressed early.

If you're searching for an effective solution, search for 'blue light glasses' or 'blue light blocking glasses' to find the best options available in the market.

Baxter Blue's range of blue light glasses are a great option to help mitgate the effects of eye strain. With Blue+ lenses offering up to 80% blue light filtering, clear visuals without amber tints, premium anti-reflective coating and UV protection.

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