Why should I be concerned about Blue light?
Blue light is emitted from digital screens such as your phone and laptop. Spending long hours in front of these screens, can be harmful to your eyes because of this blue light, and it may disrupt your sleep quality. Smart phones emit the most blue light, as we hold them very close to our eyes.
What is special about these reading lenses?
Monkeyglasses offer reading glasses with Blue Light Cut and antireflex lenses.
The lenses cut of 85% of the blue light before it enters your eye. It’s the special filters that prevent the harmful light to enter the eye to cause damage to the eye and brain. (blocking blue-ray 85% in 400~420nm region)
The lens has the same effect as a sun lens that protect your eyes from the harmfull UV light from the sun. Just as a sunblocker protects your skin.
Do you know what blue light does to you?
The blue lights affect you in multiple levels, but foremost the eyes and brain can be affected in a negative way.
The blue lights can affect and damage the light sensitive cells in the retina. The damage to the cells is similar to macular degeneration, which can lead to a total lose of sight.
The more common side effects of long time exposure to Blue Light is Digital Eyestrain which includes symptoms such as dry and itchy eyes and having troubles with focusing correct.
The brain uses the natural blue light from the sun to keep awake and stay aware during the day and it also has a key role in your ability to remember.
Our brain and eyes isn’t able to deal with the blue light coming in so directly and from such a short distance as there is from our phones and computers.
But the artificial blue light from electronic devises fools the brain in to thinking its still day; long after the sun has set.
The blue lights can affect our ability to sleep and regenerate during sleep, which has proven to affect our health in general.
We now spend an entire day every week online at our tablets
Recent studies show that people in average spent minimum 5 hours a day in front of digital devices emitting blue light, such as you work computer, the phone, the tablet and the TV. This adds up to more than a full 24-hour day in front of blue light emitters every week.
What does the lenses do?
The lenses in our Reading glasses meet the requirements of the standard ISO 16034, and cut of more than 80% of the blue light before it enters your eye. It’s the special filters that prevent the harmful light to enter the eye to cause damage to the eye and brain.
Additionally the lenses add a bit more contrast to what we see, helping us to focus on objects or text.
The lenses helps de-stress both the eye and brain during the day, while exposed to the Blue Light.