Clear Lens, Orange Lens, or Both? - Blue Blocking Computer Glasses
Have you ever spent a few days out in nature away from the city?
If you have, you might have realized that your sleep schedule got a lot better.
That's because our natural circadian rhythm works with the sun (or more specifically the light that the sun emits) to keep us up during the day and fall asleep at night.
Before electronics that emit blue light were invented, the sun was pretty much our only source of it. Once the sun set, our bodies would start the process of winding down. Because of all of the constant blue light exposure we get at night in today’s internet-driven world, the whole “winding down” process has gotten a little out of sync. During the day we stare at computer screens and our phones for work and social media. This causes digital eye strain, headaches and more problems. At night we stare at our phones in bed before we go to sleep, which lowers the quality of sleep we get and makes us more tired the next day.
So, what’s the solution?
Well, it’s definitely not eliminated all blue light all the time.
During the day, you actually want some exposure to blue light to signal your body that it’s daytime and that you should be awake.
Blue light during the daytime can also help with alertness, memory and cognitive function.
The issue is that the blue light we get from computers and phone screens is a lot more direct than the blue light we’re normally exposed to. When we’re outside, there’s a multitude of colors bouncing across our eyes. When we stare directly at a computer or phone screen, especially in the dark, we’re getting blasted almost entirely with blue light.
This (and a few other reasons), is why digital eye strain, which includes symptoms like tired and dry eyes, headaches, and blurry vision, are becoming more and more prevalent.
The most sensible way to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of digital eye strain and help keep your eyes healthy is to allow enough exposure to blue light during the day so that you get the beneficial effects of it without the negative consequences, and then to eliminate almost all blue light at night so that your body can get back to the way it used to naturally wind down before bed.
That is why Cryptorays offers both a “Day” style and a “Night” style.
Wear the Day style at work or when you’re out during the day, and throw on the Night style a couple hours before bed to improve the quality of your sleep and feel more refreshed the next day.
(We've also heard of people wearing Cryptorays out to concerts and places that have a lot of bright lights so that they aren’t so impacted by them).
Both the day and night styles have mostly the same features. The real differences come down to the color of the lenses, the amount of blue light each style blocks, and the main purpose behind each style.
Check out the graphic below for a breakdown.