Blue Blockers Do More Than Block Blue Light
Blue light exposure can come from natural occurring blue light during the day or from artificial blue light sources such as computer screens, tablets, smart phones, televisions and fluorescent lighting. According to vitreo-retinal surgeon, Michael Tolentino, “There is no redeeming value to blue light, as it damages the retina through photo-oxidation and accelerates macular degeneration”.
Blue Blocker Lenses
Blue blocker lenses have an orange, amber or yellow tint. There are several advantages to wearing these sunglasses. They are:
1. Increased Visibility
These glasses do not make “the world” appear darker like most sunglasses. Blue blockers let in more light which helps with better visibility when outside.
2. Reduced Glare
Not only do these glasses block blue light, they also block glare. Most people with AMD are very sensitive to glare and often experience a “white out” when out in the sun.
3. Better Contrast
Blue blocker sunglasses enhance contrast which offers more visual clarity.
Blue blocker glasses can be found in many different styles. They can be worn as:
1) Wrap around glasses that fit over your regular glasses
2) Regular frame style as your sunglasses or
3) Clip ons
Protect your macula, reduce glare and improve contrast with blue light blocking sunglasses:
Leslie Degner, RN, BSN
Better Health for Better Vision