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Sung M. Kim

Thank you for the article, Sarthak.

I've been wearing glasses since young and gotten worse little by little so decided to pick up one easy habit to start with (stare 20 feet away for 20 seconds).

And I also have a question.
Would glasses with blue-light protection help one to look at screen longer period of time? Or would it be just for a protective measure?

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Ross Henderson

I have the blue-light protection on my glasses and I HIGHLY recommend it. It is not a replacement to taking care of your eyes, but they certainly reduce eye strain. Couple that with good eyecare practice and you should have no eye-pain at all.

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fabiopintodacosta • Edited

I use the blue filters and I can only but recommend them. I used to have headaches that were traced to the time I spent daily looking at my laptop's strong lights. Those are gone now.

Got my gimmicks (Apple's Mac, iPad and iPhone) all set to turn on night shift from 19:00, by the way. Helps relaxing the usual strain, very relaxing.

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Sung M. Kim

Thank you for sharing the experience.
As I was shopping for glasses online, it seem like vendors charge extra for blue filter coating but sounds like it's quite worth it.

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Guney Ozsan

I started blue filter glasses 6 months ago. I can say it is by far the best investment for your profession than any book, education or hardware. Unfortunately the amount of time you spent on screen is determined mostly by the amount of work, rather than personal choices. So go for it.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

I'm not an expert, but I don't think so. As when you start looking on a screen more than usual, your eyes muscles become weak because our eyes are designed to look farther. So the special glass won't help.

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Sung M. Kim

Thanks ๐Ÿ‘

And I will ask an ophthalmologist (scheduled early next month) regarding blue light glasses to be sure ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sarthak Sharma Author

And please let us know ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sung M. Kim

Sure thing ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ashwin Vaswani

I can only speak from experience, but since I've got my blue-light glasses I've noticed my eyes feel less tired and dry at the end of the day!

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Gurprit

When I broked my blue light glasses. I went to a nearby shop to get that fixed and the guy used a blue light radiation torch to determine if I was using a blue cut glass. And I was amazed with what I saw. That guys turned on the torch and pointed the blue light towards a paper and when he placed my glass between the paper and the torch magic happened . All the blue light from the torch was absorbed by my glasses and there was zero light on the paper

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Did you go to Lenskart? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Gurprit

Nope. I used Lenskart in the past but I have stopped using there glasses

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Sarthak Sharma Author

They use to show like that ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Gurprit

Hahaha nooo, I was not at lenskart's store

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Nicole H

I asked my optometrist about them and she said there wasnโ€™t enough time for research to determine if blue light lenses would be effective or not.

Personally I have not got them but more curious now.

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Michael Crenshaw

Had a checkup yesterday, and the astigmatism in one eye is worsening (still not bad enough to require glasses). My optometrist recommended blue filtering glasses, but made no definitive statements about their effectiveness, research- or colloquially-supported.