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Can You Wear Blue Light Glasses with Contacts?

Written by True Eye Experts

It’s important to protect your eyes. Like sunglasses can protect your eyes from harsh ultraviolet rays, blue light glasses protect you from artificial light from screens. At True Eye Experts, we offer blue light glasses for anyone who wants to protect their eyes from frequent digital screen usage. 

We offer different coverage options, allowing you to wear blue light glasses with contacts. You will not have to change your prescription or routine if you are happy with your current contact lenses. A new pair of blue light glasses will add extra protection not included in your contacts. 

Schedule a service at one of our True Eye Expert offices to find the right pair of prescription or non-prescription blue light glasses today. 

What is Blue Light?

Blue light wavelengths are emitted by the sun, digital screens, and LED lights in your home or office. Blue light helps suppress the body’s melatonin production—this is beneficial during the day because it can improve attention, enhance reaction time, and even boost your mood. At night, this can alter the circadian rhythm and disrupt sleep.

Excessive blue light exposure can also cause eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision. Wearing blue light glasses during the day may help prevent you from experiencing these symptoms. Gazing at screens for long periods may be unavoidable, but you can reduce the harmful effects caused by the screens with the help of blue light glasses and our additional tips below.

Blue light glasses are the best and most fashionable solution to protecting your eyes from daily blue light exposure. You can wear blue light glasses with your contacts without sacrificing your ability to see.  

Who Should Use Blue Light Glasses?

Blue light glasses, sometimes called computer glasses or lenses, are a protective solution that filters out some of the blue rays that emit from your computer. 

Computer glasses can be worn by anyone who spends a significant amount of time looking at digital screens to help protect your eyes. This includes individuals who don’t regularly wear glasses to see or already wear prescription glasses. You can even wear blue light glasses with contacts. 

Blue light technology can be added to your prescription pair or sold as a separate pair of non-prescription computer glasses. Our team at True Eye Experts can help you decide what options are best for you when you schedule an appointment at any one of our offices. 

Is it Okay to Use Blue Light Glasses with Contacts?

Were you wondering if you can wear blue light glasses with contacts? The answer is yes. Opting for a pair of plano blue light glasses will allow you to protect your eyes and reduce strain while being able to work in contact lenses.

Plano computer glasses provide your eyes protection without impacting your normal routine. Investing in a pair of non-prescription computer lenses will allow you the freedom to wear contact lenses while still protecting your eyes from the artificial blue light emitting from the digital screens. 

Talk to your doctor to see if you are a good candidate to add a small computer prescription including the blue light protection to wear over top of your contact lenses. This will reduce eye strain and focusing fatigue. Not all blue light glasses are created equally. To ensure that you’re using the best protection possible for your eyes, contact our team at True Eye Experts today for the best quality lenses.

Are There Times When You Should Not Wear Blue Light Glasses?

Wearing blue light glasses all day, even when you are not in front of a screen, is completely safe. You will not experience any adverse effects or damage to your eyes. Wearing your computer lenses regularly can offer your eyes extended protection from blue light exposure from other indoor and outdoor light sources.

Your computer lenses may offer a limited amount of protection from the sun, but you should wear full UV-ray protection sunglasses outside. 

Additional Ways to Reduce Digital Eye Strain 

In addition to wearing blue light glasses, consider a few habits below that will help maximize your protection.

Sit Up Straight at Your Desk

Adjusting your seat so you remain at eye level with the screen will prevent unnecessary strain on your neck and back. It also helps your eyes to focus easier by having the material directly in front of you. Remember to sit about 25 inches or at arm’s length from your screen.

When we stare at our devices our blink rate naturally decreases. On average, humans blink around 15-20 times per minute. This normal blink rate can be cut in half when staring at screens. Making a conscious effort to blink when we usually do may sound silly, but it will help keep your contact lenses moist. It is also a great idea to lubricate your eyes with artificial tears while working on your device.

Take Breaks

Regular breaks prevent your contacts from drying out and reduce the threat of eye fatigue. This is especially important if you wear computer lenses with contacts. We like to follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes take a break from your screen to look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This gives your eyes a chance to reset and replenish themselves. 

Reduce Glare

Too much brightness or glare on the screen will add to the stress on your eyes. Position your computer away from a window to dim the lighting near you and adjust the brightness and contrast on your screen. Even consider a matte screen filter. You want to make sure the room is well-lit to keep your eyes from straining in the dark.

Schedule an Appointment 

If you think wearing blue light glasses with your contacts is the right option for you, schedule an appointment with us at True Eye Experts. We can help you find the proper level of protection to match your needs. 

Your eyes are our top priority. We want to make sure you have the right glasses to keep your eyes healthy and vision clear. Our expert care will guarantee your eyes are properly protected without having to make changes to your lifestyle. 

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True Eye Experts

Our mission at True Eye Experts is simple — provide the best possible care to our patients. We make sure we’re doing this a few different ways. Our V-Eye-P Exam is one of the most comprehensive eye exams in the industry. We use state-of-the-art medical technology to screen, diagnose, and treat more conditions than most other providers in the area. We have an extensive collection of designer eyewear that can complement any patient’s face, style, and budget, and our advanced contact lens fitting process can help even “hard-to-fit” patients wear contacts comfortably. Book an appointment online at one of our True Eye Experts locations, conveniently located throughout Central Florida. Have questions or prefer to book over the phone? Give us a call today.


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