Blue Light Explained and How To Protect Your Eyes at Hyperion!

Most of our customers' feedback towards our products have mentioned that they have been able to sleep better since getting our blue light glasses. Most customers also wear their glasses for reading screens such as computers or smartphones during the day while at work. Now, many of you may wonder if the usage of blue light glasses would make a difference in how well you sleep. 

What is Blue Light?

Now let’s jump right into what is blue light. Blue light is basically part of the visible light spectrum which is basically what the human eye can see. Blue light vibrates within the 380 to 500 nanometer range and has the shortest wavelength and highest energy. About one-third of all visible light is considered high-energy visible which is largely known as “blue” light. Artificial sources of blue light are all around us, some of which include fluorescent light, compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, LEDs, flat-screen LED televisions, computer monitors, smartphones, and tablet screens. 

Benefits Of Being Exposed To Blue Light

Now, let’s talk about the benefits of blue light. Blue light boosts alertness, helps with memory and cognitive functions and elevates moods. It also regulates the circadian rhythm, the body’s natural wake and sleep cycle. Sunlight is also important for the growth and development of the eyes and vision in children. Similarly, inadequate exposure to blue light can also cause myopia or nearsightedness. 

In the times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, our daily exposure to blue light has continued to increase because of the more frequent working from home as well as the stay-home notices, as such, the negative effect of blue light is becoming more eminent. 

Since our eyes are not good at blocking out the blue light, most of the visible blue light will pass through the front of the eye (cornea and lens) and will reach the retina, which are the cells that convert light to the brain to process into images.

Disadvantages Of Being Exposed Too Long To Blue Light

As such, too much blue light exposure can cause digital eye strain, which can often lead to headaches, migraines, and other discomforts. Over time, it may also affect your sleeping patterns. Normally, stimulation from certain wavelengths of blue light will help us stay alert, whether this comes from the sun in the day, or from electronic devices that emit blue light. Although the simulation is helpful for keeping focused and staying awake in the day, at night it can hinder your sleep. Blue light exposure in the evening – for example playing computer games or working at night can and will stimulate the melanopsin-containing cells and will alert your brain, making it think and feel that it is still in the day. Without adequate blue light protection, late-night screen time can make it harder for you to fall asleep, resulting in poorer sleep quality.

Thus, we at Hyperion Gear recommend that all gamers, as well as office workers, get a pair of our specially made gaming glasses with our signature Accolade lenses. Not only does it help you to sleep better after staring at screens all day, it also helps your eyes feel more at ease while doing so.

What Are Gaming Glasses And Some Benefits They Bring Along?

So now let’s talk about gaming glasses. As you can tell from its name, gaming glasses are worn while gaming both online and offline. Gaming glasses have many benefits which are to reduce blue light glare and strain, to help improve clarity, reduce glare, and can provide a lighter hue. These benefits will help improve the crispness of the images and help you see colours and view models more easily. In games, having the extra millisecond edge in vision to see an enemy hiding in a bush can be the difference-maker in winning or losing the game. 

Why Choose Hyperion Gaming Glasses Over Other Brands?

So, what makes Hyperion different from other gaming glasses? The answer is in our Accolade lenses, which are designed specifically for fast adaptation and better vision for an immersive gaming experience. Our prescription options are also tailored individually for each eye, making them feel light, easy and comfortable.

Functional and aesthetic, Accolade lenses are lighter and flatter compared to the standard index plastic lenses. Our Signature UV420 Blue Lenses filter 40% of blue light across the visible light spectrum, and can also be worn outdoors as they offer 100% protection against UVA as well as UVB rays.

Well, if you’re a person who loves playing games, who works from home a lot, and wants to improve and protect your eyes and gaming quality, a pair of gaming glasses from Hyperion will be the perfect investment for you.

The gear that fits you, giving you nothing less than a great gaming experience.


References and Citations

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Corliss, J. (2021, October 26). Can blue light-blocking glasses improve your sleep? Harvard Health. Retrieved December 26, 2021, from https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/can-blue-light-blocking-glasses-improve-your-sleep-202110262625 

Kenzie. (2021, March 9). How do blue light glasses work? BluTech Lenses. Retrieved December 26, 2021, from https://blutechlenses.com/blog/how-do-blue-light-glasses-work/ 

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Blue Light Explained and How To Protect Your Eyes at Hyperion!