We dedicate a lot of our time to staring at screens, whether it’s for work or entertainment. Unfortunately, screens emit harmful blue light, meaning these everyday activities can cause eye strain, fatigue, and discomfort. Although the risk of eye strain when you’re gaming or working on a computer all day is high, wearing computer or gaming glasses is one of the best ways to reduce eye strain.
The Dangers of Blue Light
Emitted by cell phone, television, and computer screens, blue light technology encompasses our everyday lives. Recent studies have shown that blue light is one of the most damaging factors for your eyes, causing eye strain and even affecting your sleep. While most regular glasses simply block UV rays or allow people to see more clearly, computer and gaming glasses are specially retrofitted to protect your eyes from the harmful blue light emitted by screens.
Types of Lenses
While most people associate computer glasses with yellow tinted lenses, lenses are also available in blue and red tints—or no tint at all. Red, blue, and yellow glasses for computers actually improve the background colors on the screen. Clear lenses, on the other hand, have no effect on the way you see colors, so they’re better suited for computer work and reading on a tablet.
All these types of lenses effectively reduce eye strain and allow you to combat symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and more. Computer and gaming glasses can conveniently be worn right off the rack, or the lenses can be made to fit your eyeglass prescription.
Where to Buy Computer and Gaming Glasses
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends taking “regular breaks using the ‘20-20-20’ rule: every 20 minutes, shift your eyes to look at an object at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.” However, if you can’t take a break from the screen—whether you’re at work or immersed in an intense round of gameplay—Glassy Eyewear offers a wide selection of high-quality computer and gaming glasses, which are available in a variety of cool styles at affordable prices.