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Blue light filtering

Introduction
WHAT IS BLUE LIGHT?
Blue light has a very short wavelength, and thus produces a greater amount of energy. Sources of blue light include the sun, digital screens and devices such as TVs, computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, fluorescent and LED lighting.
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Headaches

A headache is a common symptom that is caused by too much stress on the eyes. People who are already light sensitive can trigger migraines from blue light exposure.

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Eyestrain

Because your eyes are working hard to cope with blue light, they begin to experience eyestrain. Over extended periods of blue light exposure can cause long-term vision issues such as cataracts, or age-related macular degeneration.

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Trouble Sleeping

A common habit before going to sleep is checking emails or catching up on social media. However, at night, blue light disrupts our circadian rhythm, the natural release of melatonin. The blue light tricks our brain into thinking it's day-time, thus causing trouble falling asleep.

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Blurry Vision

Long periods of focused work at a computer screen can cause eye fatigue. Give your eyes a break after 20 minutes, because our eye's natural filters are not designed to block out blue light.

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Why should we
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Studies suggest that 60% of people spend more than 6 hours a day looking at a digital device.

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What can I do to
protect my eyes?

We have a solution for you!  Our ¹Blue Light Filtering Technology by BLUEGUARD blocks up to 40% of blue light emitted by digital devices.

•Include blue light filtering lenses into any glasses starting at only $115/pr.

¹Note: Our lenses are virtually clear, with no color.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does blue light affect your eyes?

Good news and bad news!  The good news is that some HEV blue light is actually essential for our daily health and increases our energy levels.  Natural exposure to daylight helps our bodies determine night from day, and thus, when it’s time to sleep.

The bad news is, natural light has its benefits, but artificial light in the form of LED light bulbs, computer monitors, tablets and smart phones emit significant amounts of HEV blue light.  This has been a cause for concern among health care professionals about the long-term effects of blue light on overall eyecare health. 

Who can wear blue light filtering lenses?

Anybody can wear blue light filtering lenses that regularily use digital devices, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.  In addition, those who spend at least 6 hours or more in front of screens, will benefit from UV protection of BLUEGUARD lenses from Today’s Optician.

What percentage of blue light do your lenses block?

Today’s Optician blue light filtering lenses by BLUEGUARD block up to 40% of blue light transmitted through the lens.

Why choose our blue light filtering lenses?

We carry BLUEGUARD lenses that block 3X the blue light protection of standard lenses.  It also blocks 100% of UV light.

How much more is it to add blue light filtering?

Upgrade your lenses for only $35 more with blue light filtering protection.

Are your lenses virtually clear or do they have a slight tint?

There are many varieties and colors of blue light filtering lenses.  Our lenses do not have a tint and are almost clear.  For more blue light filtering protection, we recommend requesting lenses with a slight yellow tint. 

Please contact us for more info.

Start blocking out blue light today!

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