Do Blue Light Glasses Work?
If you’ve ever felt like your eyes were dry and tired after a long day of staring at a computer screen, you’re not alone.
Wearing blue light glasses may sound like a good solution, but a recent study determined there was little evidence to support the use of blue-blocking filters in the prevention of digital eye strain.
But blue light is known to sabotage your sleep schedule because it messes with your circadian rhythm (AKA your internal clock that tells you when it’s time to sleep or be awake). So if you’re scrolling through your phone late at night or have insomnia, blue light glasses might be a good option.
With most of us unable to escape having to use computers, tablets and phones in our everyday life, how do we handle the negative consequences of digital screens?Ophthalmologist Nicole Bajic, MD, discusses blue light glasses and what other ways you can prevent digital eye strain.