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Blue Light Protection: What Are Your Options?

Options for Blue Light and Screen Time Protection

With the increase in screen time, blue light has become somewhat of a buzz word. However, screens aren’t the only source of blue light. In fact, the sun gives off 10x more blue light than screens do, and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) also emit a small amount of blue light. With all these sources emitting this potentially damaging light wave, what can you do to protect you and your family’s eyes?

Hats and/or SunglassesSunglasses and hats are great for a day on the beach, but they're a little out of place while you're inside working on a computer.

When it comes to outdoor exposure, you can use hats and sunglasses as protection. While this is a rather simple fix, wearing a hat isn’t always feasible and doesn’t offer full protection, and not all sunglasses protect your eyes from this specific wavelength of light. Additionally, you always need to remember to wear them and keep them on the entire time you’re outside. Saying these aren’t viable options for protection simply isn’t true, but there are better ways to ensure your eyes are protected.

Screen Covers/Filters

When it comes to screens, a popular solution is to add a screen cover or filter or change the settings to reduce the amount of blue light the screen emits. This is another viable option, but there are some downsides to these, as well. There haven’t been any clinical trials testing the blue light-blocking capabilities of these screen covers/filters or changing settings, and they only work on a single device at a time. You’ll have to add these to each device you use.

Additionally, these filters and settings only work on device use. There are several other, even stronger sources that are also important to address, and these covers just don’t cut it.

Blue Light GlassesCommon types of screen time glasses include lenses with yellow or amber coloration or a film that gives off a blueish reflection.

Another popular option for screens, blue light glasses have exploded in popularity over the last year. These can be filters added to corrective lenses by eye care professionals or glasses purchased solely for protection. These glasses run into similar issues as screen covers where they are only effective for screens, not for the more powerful sources like the sun. Additionally, they are also like sunglasses – you have to remember to wear them every time you’re on a screen. This means a quick check of an email, reading a text, or scrolling social media aimlessly before bed all require blue light glasses.

Another important consideration is proof; do these glasses actually work? In a study published in February of this year, researchers tested if blue light glasses were “effective in reducing the ocular signs and symptoms of eye strain associated with computer use.” The results demonstrated that these types of lenses do not have any impact on screen time symptoms, leading some to believe that they have little to no protective qualities, either.

SupplementsCertain supplements can help increase your eyes' natural blue light blocking abilities.

Perhaps in part due to the latest health and wellness craze, supplement use is on the rise. However, few know that you can actually increase your natural blue light protection through supplementation. Our eyes have had thousands of years to evolve, and part of that evolution is a protective barrier in your retina called macular pigment. This pigment actually absorbs harmful blue light entering your eye, blocking it from getting to the sensitive cells in the retina responsible for your vision.

You may be thinking, “If we have natural blue light protection, why do we need to do anything different?” We’re so glad you asked!

Hint: There's only 6 ears of corn here!

It’s true, we’re born with protection in the form of our macular pigment, but this protection is sustained through our diets, specifically by eating foods rich in two antioxidants: zeaxanthin and lutein. While it’s easier to get your lutein fix through diet, you’d need to eat 20 ears of corn a day to get the amounts of zeaxanthin your eyes need to maintain a healthy macular pigment. That’s why many eye care professionals recommend (and many people prefer) supplementation.

However, supplementation takes time to make a “noticeable” impact, leaving many unsure if it’s working.

The #1 Doctor-Recommended Blue Light SupplementEyePromise Screen Shield Pro is the #1 eye doctor-recommended blue light supplement.

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Screen Shield Pro was developed by a group of eye care professionals using clinical research to determine the ingredients. Along with zeaxanthin, lutein, and Omegas, this supplement includes ingredients that benefit eye and overall health like Vitamins A, D, and E, CoQ10, and zinc. All of these powerful nutrients are delivered in a simple, one-a-day, non-GMO, gluten-free softgel that’s regularly tested for label purity and quality, meaning what you see on the label is what you get in your daily serving.

Real People Take Screen Shield

All this information is great, but does Screen Shield Pro actually work? Here’s what real people who take it really think.

“I was totally skeptical, but decided to give these eye vitamins a try. I’m surprised and happy with the results. I spend hours every day watching a screen of some sort, and it took about a week for me to notice a difference. I didn’t even realize my eyes were so tired until it occurred to me while reading that they felt more relaxed. I’m less squinty, and it takes less effort to focus my vision at the end of the day.” Tashyra G.

“This helps me cause I’m on my computer at night. I have noticed great changes in clearness in my seeing. I love it.” Dennis I.

“So happy this exists!! Only been using for a little while and I’m already feeling like my eyes are less strained.” Ana W.

“I recently started to wear glasses again as I felt I started to strain my eyes as I’m on the computer all day long. I have to say, I felt a boost in my vision with these eye vitamins.” Marc G.

“These eye vitamins are great, I have been taking them ever since I received them and can tell a difference in my eyes, they aren’t as blurry as they were before, I would recommend these to friends and family.” Roberta L.

“While I can’t tell much of a difference with eye strain yet, I love how comprehensive the ingredient list is for this supplement. It seems extremely well thought out and high quality.” Shannon P.

EyePromise Screen Shield Pro works great for office professionals, gamers, and whoever else spends time on screens.“Just as a shout out, taking [Screen Shield Pro] eye vitamins once a day for the past 3 months has 100% had an effect on my vision, I feel like I see things better, sharper, crisper and clearer, especially while gaming and staring at screens all day.” Troy O.

“I have been taking these for 3 months now and my eyes are way less tired when looking at a computer all day, on top of cell phone screens, tablets. I noticed I need less eye drops and have less eye redness in general.” Heather T.

While it looks like our year of sequestered socialization through screens could be coming to an end, that doesn’t mean that our blue light exposure will decrease. In fact, with spring here and summer just around the corner, we may be increasing our exposure to stronger blue light from the sun. But you can start protecting your eyes regardless of blue light source by taking EyePromise Screen Shield Pro. With a 60-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee, you can try it risk free.

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