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Blue Light Contacts

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Blue Light Contact Lenses

Protecting Yourself from Blue Light

Blue light, a high-energy form of short wave light, naturally comes from the sun, but it’s also emitted by fluorescent lights, TVs, computer monitors, phones and tablets that we use every day. While blue light has its benefits, it can also have negative effects.

The Benefits of Blue Light

Blue light can boost your mood, improve memory and help keep you fresh and alert. It can also help children’s vision develop as they grow.

The Dangers of Blue Light

If you use your phone or tablet before bedtime, the blue light can slow production of melatonin in your body, the substance that helps you sleep. Plus, with all the devices we use day in and day out, most people are exposed to more blue light than ever before. Because our eyes can’t block blue light, it can result in health and vision problems, including minor issues like eye strain and headaches, and also more serious problems, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and more.

Blue Light Blocking Contacts

If you’re a contact wearer, there are several types of contacts that provide blue light blocking protection. Ask your optician about these: Acuvue Oasys with Transitions™, featuring blue light filtering indoors and out Biofinity Energys™ , designed with Digital Zone Optics to help prevent digital eye fatigue

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