Even if you have perfect vision, you may want to consider investing in blue light glasses. The average person in America spends at least 8 to 10 hours staring at screens. This isn’t exactly a knock against technology—we absolutely love technology as much as the next dedicated gamer or techie. However, too much of anything isn’t good for your health, and that certainly includes screen time. No matter how perfect your vision is, it isn’t immune to the effects of long hours spent gaming after a long day in front of the computer at work. If these kinds of lifestyle choices continue, it’s just a matter of time before you experience symptoms such as:

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Consistently strained eyes
  • Constant headaches
  • Bothersome red and dry eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Potential for further eye damage

Any symptoms that stem from heavy or prolonged screen use fall under what’s called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). It is somewhat like carpal tunnel and other comparable injuries that you get from repetitive motions—except instead of the muscles in your hand being overused, it’s the muscles in your eyes. When you play an intense video game or work at a computer, your eyes must focus and refocus constantly. They are moving back and forth as you read and readjusting when you look away from the screen for a moment—your eyes are always reacting to changing images, colors, and text sizes. While you may be more likely to have issues with pre-existing eye problems, it would take an Olympic-level eye athlete, if such a thing existed, to avoid CVS symptoms in the long run.

What will non-prescription blue light glasses do for you?

Non-prescription blue light glasses from Glassy Eyewear will help negate the worst effects and symptoms of CVS. If you value your perfect vision, it is important to take the right steps in maintaining it. So, if you spend long hours in front of screens, work at night, worry about the long-term health of your eyes or just want an excuse to wear some stylish glasses, look no further than our collection at Glassy Eyewear.