Blue Light Protection

Protect your eyes from blue light

Wearing lenses with protective coatings is an effective and important way to protect your eyes from the everyday harmful effects of blue light caused by the use of computers, tablets and smartphones.

Why select blue light blocking glasses?

Whether working on a computer, tablet or smartphone, being exposed to LED lights or daylight our eyes experience the effects of HEV (high-energy visible) light and the harmful effects of blue-violet light

The harmful effects of exposure to blue-violet light include:

  • Visual fatigue
  • Dry eyes or eyes glued shut
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Feeling of grittiness or sand in the eyes
  • Risk of cataracts
  • Risk of permanent eye damage
  • Increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Avenue Eyewear protective lenses are suited for glasses with or without a prescription, protect against UV rays (Ultra Violet), filter HEV as well as blue-violet light and allows beneficial light to pass through the lens which directly affects memory, cognitive functions, sleep regularisation, mood, alertness and general well-being.

Who needs the most protection?

Blue light is particularly damaging for children under the age of 10 or those having undergone cataract surgery as there are a smaller amount of protective pigments in the eyes.

However, adults are also affected by its adverse effects. The average time spent in front of an electronic screen increases from 3 hours for a child to more than 6 hours for an adult.

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