You’re in your room thinking about how to make the home office from your dreams.
Let’s say that you’ve already done most of the work. You got your office chair set up.
Your office desk also looks lovely, and now you’re thinking about accessories.
When it comes to this particular part, most people think about decor pieces for their tables. In other words, how to personalize their space, which is completely fine. However, some accessories can directly increase your health and productivity, but this is often neglected.
Anti-blue light glasses are one of the key components for effective work from home.
In this article, we will go over some of the main reasons why.
Without any more chit chat let’s just dive right into the interesting part.
Prevent Eye Strain and block Blue Light
I assume you’re probably reading this article because you at least once experienced some of these symptoms:
- Eye strain and fatigue
- Blurry vision
There are many reasons these things may occur, but one of the main ones is excessive exposure to blue light.
To understand why we feel these symptoms when watching our screens for too long, we must first wrap our heads around what blue light actually is.
Defining Blue Light
Essentially it is a part of the visible light spectrum that the human eye can see. In other words, it is the light that we see that has the shortest wavelength and the highest energy.
Likewise, it makes up one-third of all the light we see. There are many sources of this light around us.
- LED lights
- Computer Monitors
- Smartphone Monitors
- Fluorescent light
- Flat-screen televisions
- Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
- Tablet Screens
While the sun itself is the main source of natural blue light, digital devices emit only a portion of what is emitted by the sun.
However, as we spend more time in front of our devices while being very close to them, the blue light they emit gets more harmful than we think.
It first passes through the cornea, then the lens, and in the end, it reaches the retina.
If this happens in amounts that are larger than normal, you may experience things such as feeling overly tired which can influence your performance at work.
Getting yourself a pair of blue light regulating specks will reduce your eye strain to a minimum, in fact, it will do so much more…
Long Term Benefits: Health, Sleep and Productivity
Overly exposing yourself to blue light late at night can seriously affect the quality of your sleep.
The reason why that’s the case is very simple. Your circadian rhythm slows down exponentially which can lead to your body stopping to produce melatonin.
Although doctors and experts recommend we turn off all the devices that give off blue light at least 2 hours before we go to sleep, sometimes we are unable to.
If you have some extra work to do, you will likely keep your laptop screen turned on until you go to sleep.
Anti-blue light glasses will help you avoid the negative effects of being exposed to blue light late at night (no rhymes intended lol).
Long-Term Health Benefits
Rather than a fashion statement, anti-blue light glasses are the most necessary accessory for your home working space.
In the digital age, where we are constantly glued to our screens, it is important that we ensure long-term health for our eyesight.
We are all different and experience different problems when being exposed to blue light too much.
Some people feel nauseous and sick, while others have headaches mixed with dizziness. Blurred vision and eye floaters can also be a sign of overworking yourself.
These can all be prevented if you keep a healthy distance between your eyes and the screen mixed with taking precautions in the form of glasses.
As someone who wears them myself I would warmly recommend keeping the glasses on whenever you know you will be working for longer periods of time.
This way you will ensure healthy eyesight for good.
Increasing Your Productivity
The amount of productive work that can be done in a day is directly correlated with the ability to make yourself feel good while working.
You want to have a comfortable chair, an environment that is adjusted to your personality, and you also don’t want to feel tired and burned out by any means.
Wearing anti-blue light glasses makes sure that your eyesight can stay healthy while you remain focused on the work at hand.
How Are Anti-Blue Light Glasses Different From Regular Ones?
First and foremost anti blue light glasses can be without diopters, which means anyone can wear them.
The second thing is their lens design, which is obviously very different from the standard glasses. Multi-layered coating design reduces glare while reflecting the blue light away from the lens.
This prevents long-term eye strain that’s caused by excessive electronic device use.
- Reduced Glare
- Reduction of Blue Light
- Anti Fog
Are also some of the features that these special specks offer compared to normal ones design only to improve sight.
Many doctors also encourage everyone to wear them outdoors as well. The main reason is to prevent the blue light coming through sun rays.
You should do that based on your personal preference, but in all honesty, it isn’t necessary like it is with real glasses.
The priority is to wear them in front of the computer/laptop screen, primarily when you work later at night.
Additional Health Tips and Maintenance
Except for keeping them in the case and wiping the lenses clean occasionally, there are not many special maintenance requirements for these types of glasses.
What you should remember when using them are these couple of things.
Taking pauses to give your eyes a break from time to time and look at some interior plants next to you is always a good move. Ideally, it would be best to look at the screen while 20 feet away.
You can also get yourself some screen filters for your devices to additionally lower the exposure to blue light.
You should take extra caution if you have any kind of LED lights and LED bulbs in your home. Try to lower it down or switch to different kinds of lights if possible.