Where is Blue Light and How Does it Affect Me?

Natural Blue Light

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  • Light from the sun that collides with air molecules that causes blue light to scatter and gives the appearance of a blue sky
  • Body uses this natural light to regulate circadian rhythm
  • Benefits:
    • Boosts alertness
    • Speeds up reaction times
    • Elevates moods
    • Increases overall feeling of well being

Artificial Blue Light

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  • Becoming more and more prevalent
  • Common sources are:
    • Televisions
    • Cell phones
    • Tablets
    • Computers and laptops
    • E-readers
    • Energy efficient fluorescent bulbs
    • LED lights
  • Increased and prolonged exposure to this blue light can lead to:
    • Mood disorders
    • Sleep disorders
    • Lowered alertness and reaction times
    • Dry eyes
    • Blurry vision
    • Eye strain

Blue-Light Filtering Technology

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  • Not a lens coating
  • Blue light absorptive lens material
  • Allows beneficial blue light to pass through
  • Virtually clear – no yellow tint
  • Absorbs virtually all harmful blue light

Options Available

  • Non-prescription ($110)
    • Any Bridge Hill frame and lenses that include:
      • Polycarbonate lenses
      • Anti-reflective technology
      • Blue-light filtering material
  • Prescription (+$75)
    • Add this to any prescription order
    • Still includes polycarbonate lenses and standard anti-reflective technology
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