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Blue Light Exposed: How FYidoctors’ New Protective Coatings Can Prevent Eye Fatigue

Posted on January 17th, 2018

With the use of digital technology on the rise more than ever, the potential effects of blue light are becoming a growing concern amongst eye health care professionals and device users alike. That’s why FYidoctors has developed its own blue light lens coating that is designed to filter out blue-violet light can help reduce fatigue and eyestrain. 


When you think about how you spend your day, do you have an accurate idea of how many hours your eyes are looking at a digital screen? In fact, approximately 60% of people spend more than six hours a day in front of a device.


What is blue light?

Blue light is a naturally occurring wavelength of light. There are many sources of blue-violet light, found all around us. It is produced by smart phones, tablets, computers, flat screen TVs, and even the fluorescent and LED lighting in your home.


 Visible Light Spectrum

When exposed to blue light during daylight hours, positive benefits such as increased energy and wakefulness have been noted. However, blue light emitted from devices like smartphone screens and overhead lighting can reach disruptive or even unhealthy levels for many people with modern lifestyles.


How can we prevent harm?

Today, almost 90% of adults use devices with digital screens for at least two hours a day. About a third of those report suffering from eyestrain, headaches, or dry eyes. Current clinical evidence has demonstrated a reduction in eye strain and eye fatigue plus a decreased risk in damage to the retina by reducing damaging blue light entering the eye. In certain wavelengths, blue light is being investigated as one cause of the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) since blue light reaches deeper into the eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to the retina. Exposure to too much blue-violet light can also disrupt your ability to produce melatonin, a key factor in getting a good night’s sleep.


FYidoctors blue light lens coating is designed to screen out blue-violet light and help reduce eyestrain, and potentially maintain the long-term health of your eyes. Wearing eyeglasses with blue light lens coating prevents most damaging blue-violet light rays from reaching your eyes.


What blue light lens coating can do for you:

  • Reduce eyestrain
    Filtering blue-violet light helps to potentially prevent tired eyes, and the potential onset of some eye diseases
  • Help to maintain healthy sleep patterns

Filtering blue-violet light lets in the light spectrum that is beneficial to your sleep cycle, your mood and cognitive performance

  • Protect your eyewear

All lens coatings are tough and durable, providing clear and healthy vision for the length of your prescription


With a higher contact angle than standard anti-reflective coatings, blue light lens coating selectively reflects blue-violet light to help protect the retina. This also helps regulate your level of melatonin creation, which means you will sleep better. If you spend a lot of time enjoying digital devices, eyeglasses with blue light lens coating are an efficient way to reduce eyestrain and protect your eye health. To find out more, visit an FYidoctors location near you to talk to our team of professionals.