18 Mar Blue Control Lenses: Fighting Digital Eye Strain
What Are Blue Control Lenses?
Blue control is a blue light filter built into the material of your optical lenses to neutralise blue light emitted by LCD and LED screens as well as other digital devices, fluorescent and LED light globes. This helps prevent eye fatigue and eye strain caused by exposure to blue light—especially from use of digital devices. If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, blue control lenses are a fantastic choice as they offer more comfortable vision and better contrast perception. You’ll definitely notice the difference.
At theOPTOMETRIST, your Blue Control lenses have a coating with Hoya BlueControl finish. Due to the unique characteristics of this coating, your lenses are not only extremely scratch resistant, water-, grease- and dirt repellent, they also neutralise the high energy visible light emitted by LCD and LED screens.
What Is Blue Light?
Blue light is a naturally occurring light which sits on the UV spectrum. As this light is emitted from the sun, we have evolved to align our sleep/wake cycles to the stimulus from this light. Blue light is also emitted from electronic devices such as flat-screen televisions, monitors, laptops, tablets and smartphones as well as LED and fluorescent globes. That’s why you might find yourself having difficulty falling asleep after using your tablet or computer late at night. Many people also suffer from red and irritated eyes, eye fatigue, headaches, blurry vision and even sleeplessness during or after using digital equipment.
Our daily lives are increasingly dominated by digital equipment. LCD/LED televisions, laptops, tablets, smartphones, GPS equipment; we use many of these devices from early morning until late at night, at work, on the road and at home. And when we use them, we often hold them at short distance, so our eyes have to refocus constantly when switching between photos, illustrations and text.
At theOPTOMETRIST we offer blue control lenses for most prescriptions. Ask us if you’d like to know more about the benefits of blue control lenses and if they are right for you.
Blue Control Benefits
- Neutralise blue light, preventing eye strain and fatigue
- Reduce glare for a more comfortable and relaxed vision
- Enhance contrast perception offering a more natural colour experience
- Protect your lenses against water, dirt, grease and dust, keeping them clean for longer