Have you heard about the blue light? We are sure you have by now. It does not matter where you go, you just cannot escape the blue light. We know you are getting a good feel of the steamy rays from the sun. If you love using electronic devices, which you probably do, you should be very familiar with the blue light. The following are some blue light emitters you are probably familiar with:
- The beautiful sun
- Cell phones
- Laptop/desktop screens
- Video game consoles
We are exposed to the blue light every single day, and the impact of the blue light can be huge. When you are exposed to the blue light, you can experience some of these uncomfortable symptoms:
- Problems remaining focused
- Struggling to stay awake
- Struggling to go to sleep
- Migraines and/or headaches
There are some serious long-term risks that many people are not aware of. When impacted by the blue light, the following may occur:
- An increase in the potential to develop cataracts
- An increase in the potential to be at risk for diabetes
Many people who know they will be more at risk will wear non-prescription or prescription safety glasses to help protect their eyes. There are different types of safety glasses that can block the harmful UV rays, and these glasses will do a great job of blocking the blue light. You will not have to worry about difficulty in seeing because your color perception will still be the same.
There are several benefits in wearing safety glasses, and some of those benefits include the following:
- Better comfort
- No more eye straining
- You will not be so tired at the end of the day because your eyes have been protected and you did not have to strain your eyes
- The ability to relax your eyes while working
- You will have the peace of mind in knowing your eyes are being protected
If you have noticed discomfort in your vision, you should not ignore this. When you are working, you can be causing more harm to your eyes by not wearing the proper safety glasses. If you have been given a prescription, it is important to make sure you are up-to-date with that prescription. If you wear safety glasses with an old prescription, you are not helping your situation.
When you are at your workstation during the day, you may be able to take small breaks when you can to make sure your eyes are getting the proper rest. Yes, your eyes need rest too. You may be surprised at the difference when you do take small breaks to give your eyes time to regain their strength.
You may want to take some time to stretch and you may want to step outside and breathe in some fresh air. When you take lunch breaks or any type of break that is given to you at work, make sure you do not forget about your eyes. When it is time to get back to work, you will feel refreshed and you will be able to move at a quicker, but productive pace.
It does not matter if you have a prescription or if you do not have a prescription, wearing the proper safety glasses can make a huge difference in your work life. You will no longer have to be bothered with tired eyes and sleepiness.
Do what is right for your eyes and your overall health. Do not compromise your vision. Schedule an appointment with your eye doctor and you will be on your way to finding the right pair of safety glasses for the job. Contact us today for more information.