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Everything You Need to Know About Blue Light Glasses



As people spend more time in front of digital devices, they’re experiencing more of the side effects of blue light. Blue light products, and especially blue light glasses, have surged in popularity and are expected to experience continued growth in 2020.


Here's everything you should know about this exciting new eye care product.


What are Blue Light Glasses?


On average, a person spends at least 8 hours of the day in front of a computer screen. Blue light glasses help block the glare from computer screens and blue light bouncing off other devices.


Several different lenses are offered with Blue IQ computer glasses. These include:

  1. Single Vision: These are the most common type of prescription lenses. “Single Vision” means that the lens is one power from edge to edge. These are used to correct common vision issues, such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness.

  2. Multifocal: Multifocal lenses provide 2-3 focal points in a single lens to enable you to see close up and far away without changing your glasses.

  3. Plano: Plano refers to lenses with no vision correction. Most of the time, plano lenses come with tints or anti-reflective coating to help with eye strain.

It’s important to consult your optometrist to determine which type of lens best suits your needs.


If you find yourself becoming accustomed to vision-related problems at the end of the workday, it might be time to speak with your optometrist about these special blue light filtering lenses.


Why Should I Get Blue Light Glasses?


Unlike regular or reading glasses, blue light glasses decrease harmful symptoms associated with too much time spent staring into a computer screen. Blue light glasses accomplish this with a special shielding technology that filters out blue light.


Studies show that overexposure to blue light can lead to:

  • Dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision

  • Changes that can lead to macular degeneration

  • Disruption of your sleep cycle

  • Double vision and dizziness

Blue IQ™ glasses are a state of the art, optometrist recommended blue light glasses. Using the latest in eye care technology, Blue IQ™ reduces eye strain, red eyes, blurred vision and other symptoms of blue light overexposure.


If you routinely experience vision-related problems after spending time in front of a screen, it might be time to speak with your optometrist about these special blue light filtering glasses.


Where Can I Get Blue Light Glasses?


Working daily on a computer? Are you a social media buff or hard studier? Experiencing symptoms of overexposure to blue light? Let Dr. Oker work with you to help your eyes feel better!


Call Eden Prairie Eye Care at (952) 944-2792 or schedule your appointment with Dr. Oker online and discover if Blue IQ™ glasses are right for you!