What is Blue Light? Are you being exposed?

What is Blue Light & what are the negative effects? 
Blue light is a particular frequency of light, emitted from the screens of smartphones, computers/laptops, TV's, tablets, and other digital devices. Unfortunately, this can often lead to straining your eyes by causing glare on the visual system. 

What are the common side effects of Blue Light?

Digital Eye Strain (DES) is a culmination of symptoms caused by staring at digital devices for too long, such as the phone, laptop, computer monitor or tablet. There are a variety of symptoms that people can experience. This includes irregular sleeping patterns, dry, itchy eyes, and headaches.

For example, sleep suffers - if you struggle to sleep after the latest Game of Thrones episode or from watching videos on your phone in bed, this may be a strong side effect of Blue Light - affecting your energy levels and sleeping patterns. This idea is supported by a  recent study by Harvard University, which found that at night, (blue) light throws the body's biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of whack.

Am I being exposed to Blue Light and could I be heading for Digital Eye Strain?

Anyone who looks at or uses digital screens in their daily lives is exposed to Blue Light. This can be at work, in the office, at home or even in bed. Blue Light is everywhere and has become a part of our daily lives. Infact, as you read this article on your device, you are being exposed to Blue light!

What should I do to reduce the effects of Blue Light to increase my energy and improve my sleep?

We recommend that you take regular breaks from sitting in front of screens. For example, in the office, you should take a 10-minute break each hour you are in front of a screen or digital device. 

The use of Blue light lenses is also proven to reduce the effects of Blue Light exposure by increasing sleeping patterns, energy, and overall productivity. 

Do Blue light Filter apps on our phones/Laptops block out enough Blue Light?

While Blue Light Filter apps can be somewhat effective in certain contexts, prior research, such as a recent study by Bluwinx  indicates how Blue Light frames are superior for more general use. 

What are Henshaw Blue Block Glasses?

Henshaw Blue Block glasses protect your eyes from the effects of Blue Light with bespoke plano lenses. Our lenses are manufactured and fitted in our bespoke Irish based facility and have been proven to reduce the effects of blue light! So you can binge on Netflix or the latest movie knowing that you're precious eyes are fully protected.