How To Protect Your Eyes Against Blue Lights?
Posted by: F.Y.EYE Optometry
October 12, 2018
What to do to protect your eyes against the negative effects of blue light?
- Limit screen time when you are not working. In our digital age we constantly use digital screens at work, home, and, school. Give your eyes a break every 20 minutes look away from your screen and give your eyes a rest. 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. Most importantly don't forget to keep blinking while looking at your screens.
- Get regular comprehensive eye exams. Make sure to get an eye exam regularly from a licensed eye doctor (optometrist). Eye exams help you evaluate not only your vision, but also the complete health of your eyes. They can prevent serious eye care health problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular, degeneration, and detached retina.
- If you use your devices at night, use screen filters. Always remember to stop using electronic device an hour before bed. And turn on screen filters on all your electronic devices at night. This can warm up the lighting on your devices and make it easier on your eyes.
- Use Computer glasses and Anti-reflective lenses. Don't settle for regular cheap glasses. Get fitted for blue light filtering lenses to block the penetration of blue light from computers and digital devices. They're available for prescription and non-prescription glasses.