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Blue Light Glasses Expert

Elizabeth MacDonald, OD -  - Optometrist

Elizabeth MacDonald, OD

Optometrist & Ophthalmologist located in Maitland, FL

Research shows that blue light from phones, computers, and other screens can disrupt your normal wake-sleep cycle. Even worse, it may contribute to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other health-threatening conditions. One of the best ways to minimize blue light exposure is blue light glasses. At Hunter Vision, experienced optometrist Elizabeth MacDonald, OD, and her skilled team offer eye exams along with blue light glasses customized for your individual needs. Call the Maitland, Florida, office or book an appointment online today.

Blue Light Glasses Expert Q & A

What is blue light?

Blue light comes from the sun and many different digital sources. For example, artificial blue light comes from laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, digital readers, and other devices that you probably use on a daily or near-daily basis. 

This blue light exposure can lead to eye problems and even serious bodywide health issues. 

What problems can blue light cause?

Too much blue light can lead to severe eye strain, and studies prove that it can contribute to eye diseases, including cataracts and macular degeneration. 

Blue light can also cause serious general health issues, including disrupted sleep cycles, chronic headaches, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, among many other problems. 

Fortunately, you can control blue light exposure and significantly limit your risk of these problems.

What are blue light glasses?

Blue light glasses are glasses lenses that filter harmful blue light. These eyeglasses offer several benefits, including: 

  • Reduced eye strain
  • Reduced risk of eye disease
  • Improved eye comfort using digital screen
  • Fewer headaches
  • Improved sleep

Blue light glasses look just like other eyeglasses, but they protect you in a way that your ordinary glasses cannot.

When might I need blue light glasses?

You might need blue light glasses if you have symptoms of digital eye strain, such as:

  • Sore eyes
  • Tired feeling eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Dry eyes

Most people who use digital devices regularly can wear blue light glasses. Even if you don't have any apparent signs of digital eye strain, blue light glasses can help you avoid the harmful effects of blue light. Ask about blue light glasses during your next exam at Hunter Vision to find out if they’re right for you. 

How should I wear my blue light glasses?

Hunter Vision customizes your blue light glasses to contain your specific eyeglasses prescription. You can wear your blue light glasses whenever you'd normally wear glasses — it's vital to wear them whenever you're using a digital device. 

For example, if you use a digital reader before bed, remember to wear your blue light glasses. Without them, you're absorbing excessive blue light that can disrupt your sleep and your whole life. 

Learn more about how blue light glasses can help you. Call Hunter Vision or book an appointment online today.