New Eyeglass Lenses Block Harmful Blue Light and UV Rays
What is Blue Light and Ultraviolet Light?
Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum and is emitted by the sun and artificial light sources such as LEDs, computers, and smart phones. Some types of blue light can be beneficial and help regulate our bodies’ internal biological clocks.
However, blue-violet light can have a harmful impact on the eyes, specifically the retina. It is also a risk factor for the onset of age-related macular degeneration, a deterioration of the part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision.
Ultraviolet light not only affects the skin by increasing the risk of skin cancer, it can also be dangerous for the eyes.
Excessive exposure to UV light without proper protection can lead to cataracts. It can also cause a sunburn on the cornea of the eye (known as photokeratitis), which can lead to temporary blindness.
Do You Need Protection against Blue and UV Lights?
Blue light is emitted by a plethora of electronic devices including cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers. A recent study found that Americans spend almost 2 ½ hours on their tablets and smart phones every day, meaning protection against blue light is important for anyone using a digital device on a regular basis. Another source of blue light is energy efficient technology in the form of fluorescent light bulbs and LED lights. Most offices and stores use fluorescent light bulbs, thus putting your eyes at risk if unprotected.
At Pro Vision Center, we offer various types of lenses to fit your individual needs. We pride ourselves on precisely matching
the right prescription lenses with the right person.