The Dark Side of Blue Light

From smartphones to laptops, we spend countless hours peering into these glowing displays as we catch up on our favourite K-dramas or burn the midnight oil to complete tasks. And with that, the rise of artificial blue light from digital devices has introduced new challenges.

Explore the downsides of prolonged exposure to blue light and how an anti-blue light screen protector like our Optix VisionCare is designed to address these concerns head-on.

1. Digital eye strain

Extended exposure to harmful blue light has been linked to digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. Symptoms include dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and difficulty focusing, which can make daily tasks and activities a real struggle. It is not just our eyes that are affected; disrupted sleep patterns due to excessive screen time can impact our overall health and well-being.

2. Poor sleep quality


Ever had those days when you cannot focus on anything and even the simplest tasks turn into major challenges? The intensity and short wavelength of blue light make it particularly effective at keeping us alert and awake during the day. Alas, when exposed to blue light during the evening and nighttime, our bodies receive a confusing signal. Instead of winding down for rest, we remain wired and ready. This perplexing signal makes falling asleep a challenging endeavour. Even when slumber finally embraces us, the quality of sleep is subpar, leaving us groggy and perpetually tired.

3. Vision problems

While a bit of blue light is no biggie, too much of it over time can spell trouble for our eye health. Continual and prolonged exposure to blue light has the potential to adversely affect retinal cells, leading to vision-related complications such as age-related macular degeneration. It messes with our central vision — the part that lets us read our favourite books, walk without bumping into things, and appreciate the beauty around us. 

Give Your Eyes the Protection They Deserve


While we cannot really escape blue light altogether, we can be smart about it. Taking breaks from the screen, rocking those blue light-blocking glasses, or adding an anti-blue light screen protector to your device can all make a difference. 

This is why we designed the Optix VisionCare anti-blue light screen protector to offer greater comfort while you focus on your screen. It blocks up to 75% of blue light to reduce eye fatigue without compromising the natural colours of your device's display. This means you can enjoy your favourite movies with the same vibrant hues while ensuring your eyes are shielded from potential harm.

Discover our full range of Optix screen and lens protectors here.