It’s common for people to spend a lot of their time in front of computer screens and other types of digital screens. This exposure can greatly affect the eyes as well as your overall wellness. It’s becoming more and more common for people to have eye problems from this practice and they often end up with eyes that are water, strained, or become irritated.

It’s also common to develop a condition called computer vision syndrome because of all the screen exposure. If you are having eye trouble and need a solution, contact Alabama Eye Clinic in Talladega to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists.

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Eye Protection

With a lot of screen exposure comes a lot of blue light. Blue light can cause a host of symptoms, including eye strain and trouble sleeping. More and more people are wearing blue light lenses at the end of the day to protect themselves from blue light. These lenses screen out the blue light wavelength so that it doesn’t reach your eyes. This can help with several health problems, including insomnia.

Wearing these lenses for the last few hours of each day can help make you feel better and get into better sleep-wake rhythms. Many of these lenses are orange in color, so they can take a little getting used to. Everything looking orange may be strange at first, but after a few days, you won’t notice it much. Blue light can also cause the retina of the eye to become damaged and blue light lenses can protect you from this damage.

Circadian Rhythms

The body has natural rhythms that work like an internal body clock. This is what tells your body when it should be awake and when it should be asleep. Blue light can have a big effect on these natural rhythms, throwing them off so that it’s difficult to sleep when it’s time to. When you don’t sleep well, it can negatively affect your health as well as make you frustrated and tired during the day. Blue light lenses can go a long way toward helping your body return to its natural rhythms.

See Our Optometrists in Talladega, AL

If you’re interested in trying blue light lenses to help your body’s rhythms and your overall health, we have them available at our office in Talladega. Call Alabama Eye Clinic today at (256) 362-4872 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.