Top Blue Light Glasses Benefits You Should Know About

BY Shinola Team

Blue light glasses are the glasses we didn’t know we needed

When many people’s 9 to 5 revolves around staring at a computer screen for 40 hours a week, it’s no surprise that our eyes often become strained and more tired than usual. This is just one of the many reasons why we decided to design and make custom eyewear including blue light glasses. Let’s take a look at why blue light glasses are more than just a stylish look. 

What is Blue Light?

Remember learning about the visible light spectrum in middle school? For some of us, that might’ve been a while ago, so here’s a quick refresher course. The visible light spectrum ranges from blue to red with UV light on the far left of the spectrum and infra-red light on the far right. Blue light sits next to UV light and is referred to as High Energy Visible (HEV) light. It has the shortest wavelength and the most energy on the visible spectrum, making it both visible and very harmful. Long story short,  both the sun and digital devices emit this HEV light and can potentially harm the body in a number of ways.

The Dangers of Blue Light

In this day and age, people seem to spend more and more time on their phones, computers, and TVs. Most start the day by waking up, checking text messages, and scrolling through social media on their phones. Then off to work where a majority of the day is spent on a computer either at the office or working remotely checking emails and doing projects. After hours of looking at a digital screen, people arrive at home exhausted, only to relax by watching TV or reading on a tablet. It’s nearly impossible to get through a daily routine without looking at some screen at one point or another. All this screen time can cause eye strain, headaches, and trouble sleeping—not to mention discomfort, short-term pain, and potentially even serious, long-term damage.

Flashback to that refresher course and learning about the anatomy of an eye in middle school. For those of you who can’t recall, there are these light-sensitive cells in the eye’s retina. Long periods of time spent on digital devices will damage these cells and will cause your eyes to feel dry, heavy, and tired. With all that eye pain comes the headaches and sleepless nights. Blue light causes the body to be alert and suppresses the body’s ability to produce melatonin. This is a problem since melatonin is the hormone used to regulate your perfect sleep-wake cycle. Ultimately, the body’s circadian rhythm will be all out of sorts and you can say goodbye to waking up rejuvenated.

Why Blue Light Blocking Glasses?

If you are a person who feels this eye discomfort or simply takes a fancy to a good night’s rest, then Shinola’s blue-light-blocking glasses can help. Blue light glasses will reduce the body’s intake of HEV light, resulting in more energy, productivity, and focus throughout the day. The body’s sleep cycle will significantly improve meaning you will fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer for your body to completely rest and be ready to take on life’s storms. 

Let’s take a look at the top three blue light glasses benefits:

See You Later Eye Strain

We’ve all felt it. You’ve spent hours looking at the same computer screen and your eyes begin to itch, dry out, and blur a little bit. No matter how hard you blink, you can’t shake the eye fatigue. With Shinola’s hand-crafted frames and blue-light-blocking lenses, you can say farewell to eye strain. You’ll be able to get that extra work done on the computer and binge-watch that one last episode without feeling the discomfort and pain of trying to keep your eyes open. 

No More Headaches

Remove the eye strain and you’ll stop the headaches caused by blue light. Just that simple. Don’t believe us? Select from Shinola’s blue light glasses collection and try either the Rambler, Runwell or Bixby for yourself. Nothing screams freedom from headaches quite like Shinola’s blue light lenses. 

Hello Sleep

Trust us on this one. Blue light eyewear will improve your sleep. Imagine your melatonin levels normal and your circadian rhythm on point. That’s what you could have with the custom hardware of Shinola’s blue light blocking collection.

The benefits of blue light glasses certainly outweigh the unnecessary pain from eye strain, headaches, and poor sleep. Shinola’s blue light glasses are a simple investment for a lifetime of feeling good.

Discover Blue Light Blocking Glasses From Shinola

Find your perfect frame and fit from Shinola’s Rambler, Runwell, and Bixby blue light glasses. Discover the Rambler’s bold yet mysterious lines. The Rambler is always ready for action and is the definition of a signature Shinola look. Explore Runwell’s legendary square frame with an expressive brow and flair at the temples. Its lenses will not only protect your eyes from harmful blue light but also give you bold confidence that pushes the envelope on a recognizable form. Uncover the Bixby’s playful yet elegant, contemporary frame that complements any face shape. Made from premium imported materials, it adds a touch of old-school class with riveting hinges. Each of these exceptional eyewear pieces has the Shinola quality that will ensure you get all the blue light glasses benefits. Seeing is believing when you shop our first-ever original eyewear line, including blue light, sunglasses, and prescription glasses.

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