Stylish ways to protect your eyes
Protecting your eyes needs to be a priority, regardless of how old you are. Eyesight is precious, so it is important to do everything you can to hang on to your 20/20 vision for as long as you can. Fortunately, there are some really great eyewear products out there that are designed to help you to do exactly that. Here is a quick roundup of some of the best of them.
Protecting your eyes from harmful cool blue light
Recently cool blue light blocking glasses have become widely available. The jury is still out on whether the light emitted by backlit screens damages our eyes, research into this is still in its infancy. But, there is some evidence that exposure to the blue light emitted by LEDs can damage the retinas of animals.
In addition, we know for sure that too much blue light, late at night, messes up your circadian rhythm. This makes it harder for your body to recognize that it is time to go to sleep ( click here to find out more). Over time, you can easily end up being sleep deprived.
So, it is well worth reading the research, weighing up the facts and finding out if you could benefit from wearing blue light blocking glasses. If you do decide you want a pair, you will easily find a stylish set. The fact that this eyewear format is still leading-edge means there are some great contemporary frames available for these special lenses.
While we are on the subject of screen usage: there is pretty good evidence that working in front of a screen for prolonged periods causes eyestrain. Virtually everyone has spent too long staring at their laptop or tablet and noticed that their eyes feel dry, ache or that their vision is blurry.
In an ideal world, we would simply spend far less time looking at screens. But, the reality is that this is rarely possible. If your work involves computer usage, you will end up having to sit in front of one for at least 8 or 9 hours a day, often, far longer. In that situation, it is well worth investigating the advantages of wearing computer glasses.
The prescription is set up for the fact that, typically, the screen is slightly further away from you than say a book would be. Some retailers also recommend an anti-glare finish. This can be helpful if you work in an artificially lit environment, which most offices are. Many are fitted with occupational progressive or trifocal lenses. These provide vision correction for reading, screen usage and distance.
The other good thing about using computer glasses is that you can choose frames that complement the way you dress when you are at work. They provide you with a sharp way to complete your look.
At the weekends, you can switch to wearing a regular pair of glasses that just provide vision correction for reading and distance. The frames you choose for those can be designed to complement the more casual way you dress when you are not at work.
Sunglasses are an absolute essential. We all know why we need to wear them, so there is no need for me to go into that here. You just have to choose a stylish pair that is suitable for your face shape.
If you do any kind of outdoor sport or one that involves flying objects, for example, squash, you should protect your eyes. These days finding stylish versions of ski goggles, cycling, mountain biking, riding or shooting glasses is not hard.