Electronic devices emit blue light, which can be harmful to your eyes over time. While the rest of the world contains the full spectrum, electronic devices give out predominately blue light. When this light is absorbed into your eyes without the other colors to balance it out, the effects can range from headaches, strained eyes and blurred vision. The long-term effects of blue light on vision have yet to be determined. It’s safe to say, though, that you need to protect your eyes—and your vision—from electronic devices. Here are some easy strategies to implement.
Opt For Reader Tablets Without Blue Light
If you enjoy reading eBooks on your tablet, consider investing in one that has no blue light, or very little of it. There are a few different makers of tablets like these. The added benefit is that they can be used in bright sunlight, too.
Use a Blue Light Blocking App
There are some apps for your phone and computer that change the hue of the screen to block the blue light. The light is similar to natural light and easier on your eyes. You’ll be able to turn the app on or off as desired, but chances are you’ll get used to the different hue and end up using it regularly.
Choose a Traditional Book Now and Then
Instead of always reading books on your devices, opt for a traditional paperback or hardback book now and then. This will help to balance out your reading time between regular books and those that expose your eyes to blue light.
Tilt Your Screen
Protecting your eyes from electronic devices can be as easy as tilting your screed. Instead of having the screen light coming directly at your eyes, you can still read the screen at an angle while the light is emitted away from your eyes. Try it. You’ll notice a vast improvement in the strain on your eyes.
Limit Time on Devices
The most basic thing you can do to protect your eyes is to limit the time spent on devices. Alternate your activities between electronics and other things that don’t require you to be “connected.”
Don’t let electronic devices threaten your eye health. Use these tips on a daily basis to save your eyesight for the long-term.