Things have been slow when it comes to technological advancements in the eye care industry, especially in eyeglass prescription lenses. That is, until recently.
Technology has advanced in other areas of our lives. People are spending more and more time online, using laptops, tablets, phones, and anything else that connects them to the internet. Unfortunately, these digital screens emit a type of blue light, and prolonged exposure puts tremendous strain on the eyes.
Using modern technologies for several hours throughout the day will expose people to overexposure to blue light that can lead to specific eye problems, including blurred vision, dry eyes, cataracts, eye strain, and muscle degeneration.
In addition, some people may experience problems with the body’s sleep cycle. Blue light from LED devices inhibits our bodies from producing sleep-inducing melatonin.
A 2017 study conducted by the University of Houston found that participants wearing BluTech lenses showed a 58 % increase in nighttime melatonin production.
So how exactly does technology go about solving this problem?
What Are Blu Tech Lenses
BluTech lenses are designed for people exposed to blue light from screens and regularly use electronic devices. BluTech lenses can be worn by people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and adults.
Melanin is a natural pigment found in the iris of the eye. BluTech eyeglass lenses are infused with a patented Ocular lens pigment and melanin. It protects from harmful blue light as well as UVA /UVB radiation.
These lenses can be used with or without a prescription.
It is estimated that BluTech lenses block up to 90% of harmful blue light from devices. BluTech lenses are designed to mimic the yellow-brown pigment of the natural lens to filter out ultraviolet and high-energy blue wavelengths.
These lenses are designed to reduce eye strain, fatigue, and discomfort. Both indoor and outdoor lenses are available.
Outdoor lenses protect the eyes from UV rays and blue light, while indoor lenses provide comfort and protection from fluorescent and blue light typically emitted from tech screens.
Apart from all of this, BluTech lenses are one of the hottest trends in eye care at the moment.
Benefits of Blu Tech Lenses:
- Helps to create a sharper vision.
- It offers a soothing, more comfortable vision.
- It reduces glare.
- The lenses are lightweight and very comfortable.
- It enhances contrast and depth perception.
- It incorporates high-impact lens materials.
- Increases night vision.
Blu Tech lenses are relatively new to the industry. This means that research on the benefits and effectiveness of these types of lenses is still ongoing. However, many participants in various studies have reported positive feedback after wearing these lenses.
It should be noted that current research has not yet confirmed whether the blue light emitted by the devices is harmful to the eyes and vision.
Therefore, further studies need to be conducted to determine if the blue light emitted by these devices is dangerous and detrimental.
It is best to contact your optometrist or ophthalmologist for advice on whether or not blue light lenses are suitable for you. However, if participant reviews are to be believed, these lenses deliver what they promise.