A doctor has revealed whether blue-light-blocking glasses actually protect your eyes from heavy computer usage.
And sorry to break it to you, but they don’t.
Taking to TikTok, ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Hoffman revealed they sadly don’t really do much.
Pretending to be the employee, he said: “Wait, so blue-light-blocking glasses don’t work?”
To which he said: “Nope, they don’t do a thing.”
When asked why some doctors will add the blue light tint to glasses, he simply replied that it’s to make more money.
In fact, a recent study published in 2020 determined there was little evidence to support the use of blue-blocking filters in the prevention of digital eye strain.
However, it doesn’t hurt to wear them before going to bed when it HAS been proven that using your cellphone or the computer can affect your sleep.
Instead, if you really want to prevent eye strain from using your computer all day, you should look away from your screen every 20 minutes for over 20 seconds.
You should also read your phone or computer from an arm’s distance, so you avoid straining your sight too much.
And if you feel like your eyes are still feeling dry and itchy from staring at the screen, use some teardrops to rewet your eye.
What do you think? Do blue-light-blocking glasses work for you?
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