Do you find yourself working long hours on your computer, gazing into your phone, or watching TV? The blue light that comes from using our electronics can affect how you sleep. But did you know there are glasses made to block it? I reviewed a pair of Swanwick Sleep reading glasses to see how they worked.
We live in our computers
At least I do. Up until now, I wore cheap reading glasses I bought at the drug store. However, wearing high-quality frames is like night and day. I chose the Classic Day Swannies in black and they came in a nice box with a cleaning cloth and a black cloth protector bag.
The lenses themselves have an amber tint that will block 98% of blue light at only 40 nanometers, graduating to 45% at 450 nm, and 21-45% of blue light between 450-500nm. Do you know what a nanometer is? I sure don’t but I could tell when I put them on my eyes felt more relaxed.
Reduce eye strain
You can purchase Swanwick lenses to block the blue light if you don’t wear glasses or contacts normally, as prescription lenses, reading glasses, day, night, or fit them over your regular glasses depending on your needs. There is also a sunglass style. Blue light can cause eye strain so it’s important to do your best to block it.
Get better sleep
It’s always a good idea to turn off your electronics at least an hour before you go to sleep but most of us don’t. We are either checking our phones or Googling something until late at night. Wearing Swanwick lenses will help your eyes adjust so you will sleep better.
Swanwick also offers sleep products like an anti-blue LED lightbulb, sleep tea, and other products.
My impression of Swanwick Sleep blue light blocking glasses
I’m hard on my reading glasses so I love that my Swannies are sturdy and well made. They’re also comfortable. I wish I had found them sooner! My plan is to keep them next to my computer, so I don’t lose them.
I’m going to be having cataract surgery so the last thing I need right now is eye strain. Blue light from electronic devices can cause vision problems that come with age such as age-related macular degeneration and it can damage retinal cells.
Science Daily reports that daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes and can affect your longevity. That’s why wearing blue light blocking glasses is something you may want to think about.
Backed by science
There have been multiple studies on the effectiveness of blue light blocking glasses that you can read about here. As of now, Night Swannies are the only blue light blocking glasses to have been independently and scientifically validated by these studies. They have really done their research.
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