Between your computer at work, your smartphone, and e-reader—all of which are used in close proximity—our exposure to blue light has increased dramatically. If your eyes are increasingly sore, dry, or red it might be time for blue light glasses.
Opt For A Clear Anti-Glare Lens
You have several options in lens color but for maximum function and versatility opt for a pair that has a clear lens, as colored lenses may be more challenging to see clearly within low light. You can find options as cheap as $10 a pair but they often aren’t anti-glare, which means they can add to your eye strain.
You Don’t Have To Wear Them All Day
You can drastically reduce your eye comfort by wearing your new glasses for even a few hours a day. Some people wear them half the day, 2 hours on and 2 hours off, or only in low light. At the very least, wear them during screen use at the end of the day to minimize the stimulating effect of blue lights which can be disruptive to sleep.
Last but not least, don’t skip your annual eye exam and try to spend at least one day a week mostly unplugged.