Computer Glasses Can Help You Work Hard, Play Hard
Can Computer Glasses Make You More Productive?
Since the release of the first iPhone in 2007 technological advances have been staggering. These days, the average smartphone user can choose from more than two million apps. If you are like the typical adult, you spend around three hours a day on your smartphone. Information from around the world is immediately available and there has never been more opportunity for developers and innovators. However, this rapid change in your external environment does not come without a cost.
As your exposure to screens over the years has expanded, you have probably noticed an accompanying increase in side effects. These side effects can include blurred vision, eye strain and headaches. More and more studies warn that prolonged exposure to the blue light emitted by electronics can damage the retina and even lead to some degree of vision loss. You may have visited an eye doctor recently to update your corrective lenses or contacts but you may still have trouble focusing on the screen. Whether you are staring at the reflection in your Madden player's helmet or writing your own computer program, computer eyewear, sometimes called screen glasses, can protect your eyes increasing your enjoyment and productivity.
You might never consider going outside unless you first put on sunglasses with UV protection to safeguard your eyes. Similarly, whether you are sitting at your desk at the office, gaming on your couch, ordering pizza on your tablet, or looking at puppy pictures while you stand in line at the DMV, you should wear computer glasses to block those blue rays from your screens.
Will Wearing Screen Glasses Help You Sleep Better at Night?
You may have resolved to spend less time on Instagram but noticed that you can only reduce your overall screen time so much. Your boss expects you to be accessible at all times. You may want to unwind and connect with family and friends with a little Fortnite each evening. Besides the glare you get from your smartphone, you are exposed to blue light from your tablet, computer screen, and flat screen TV, not to mention the fluorescent and LED lighting that is all around you.
Computer glasses can help reduce the side effects of this reality of modern life. One such side effect is sleep disturbance. This occurs because blue light exposure reduces the ability to produce melatonin, a hormone made by the pineal gland in the brain sometimes referred to as the "third eye." In particular, exposure to blue light at night interferes with the body's natural circadian rhythm, much in the same way that your sleep can be affected during the shorter days of winter. The glare-reducing lenses in computer eyewear block this blue light so that you can rest well and reduce fatigue the following day. Besides being better rested, you may notice that when you sit at your computer when wearing computer glasses you are less likely to lean forward and hunch your neck and shoulders, resulting in less stress and tension.
Sleep issues are even more prevalent in teenagers as their circadian rhythm shifts during adolescence due to changes in hormones. A little gaming or Snapchatting right before bed only compounds this effect. This can make it even more difficult for teenagers to wake up early for school and focus under the fluorescent lights in Biology lab.
Can Computer Eyewear Look Good?
Fortunately, there are now designer screen glasses that look nothing like the roll-up glasses you get after the ophthalmologist dilates your eyes. You won't have to sacrifice fashion while you wear computer glasses. Computer eyewear allows your eyes to feel like they are focusing on something farther away than the screen. Computer glasses also come in a wide variety of lenses depending on your individual needs.
You can get prescription computer glasses that are designed specifically to reduce the strain from blue light and increase comfort when you are staring at a screen. Computer glasses were designed based on the typical distance between your eyes and a screen, which is generally farther away than a book you are reading but closer than objects you see when you are driving. This is why neither reading glasses nor distance glasses are optimal for use in front of a screen. They were simply not designed for this kind of screen use. Screen glasses are further customizable and can be tailored to your individual needs, depending on where you like to sit (or stand) in relation to your computer or TV screen or how close you hold your phone.
You may choose to have a tortoiseshell pair of computer glasses to use for Minecraft and a second pair of champagne horn computer glasses for work. The great news is you don't have to break your budget to protect your eyes with fashionable computer glasses. You can have one pair of prescription computer glasses and another pair to store conveniently beside your Xbox controller. The increase in understanding of the risks and side effects of prolonged exposure to blue light has brought a wider variety of chic protective eyewear for men, women, and children. You may not be able to go off the grid, but you can take this small measure to take care of your eyes. You will feel and sleep better, be more productive at work, and you might even bring home that virtual Super Bowl trophy.