Blocking blue light as a family.

By Lee-Ann Price, Contributor @ Kids In Perth, in collaboration with Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists 11 Oct 2021

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With the increasing use of laptops, mobile devices and tablets, keeping eyes healthy has become increasingly more important for adults and, especially, children.

Blue light glasses help by blocking or filtering out high frequency blue light given off by screens and reduces digital eye strain. You can wear blue light glasses with the knowledge you’re protecting your eyes from glare and reduce potential damage from prolonged screen time. Blue light is emitted from mobiles, tablet devices, computers, some light bulbs and, naturally, sunlight and excessive exposure may be potentially damaging to the retina leading to vision impairment.

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Nearly 100% of blue light rays reach the retina, as compared to less than 1% of UV rays. Sanela Pauc.

For parents that work in front of screens all day, blue light blocking glasses can help reduce eye strain and discomfort by enhancing your focus resulting in reduced eye tiredness, improving productivity throughout the day. Using blue light blocking glasses at night may help to keep sleep patterns more regular because blue light inhibits the brain from releasing melatonin, vital for setting your body’s circadian clock. These glasses may also help to reduce the likelihood of age related macular degeneration or delay this condition from developing prematurely.

In today’s world of unavoidable digital devices, good habits such as avoiding long hours of screen work by taking a break for a minute or two every half hour and spending more time on outdoor activities is advisable.

Blue light filtering lenses can reduce digital eye strain, improve productivity and may reduce the risk of long-term damage to eye structures.

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Have questions about blue light lenses and glasses?

To start a conversation and have your questions answered about blue light lenses by the team of optometrists at Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists, please use either the Messenger chat to the right of the page or the form below.

Dr. Geoff Cooper and Dr Julie Lourie, founders of Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists, have been serving Perth families for over 40 years and fitting Ortho-K lenses for the last 15 years.

Both principals were among the initial pioneers to use this therapy to treat Perth children and continually follow research into this field.

Please get in touch with the friendly team at Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists by calling 9386 8581 to find out more about blue light.

What are your thoughts on blue light lenses? Do you use them in your family?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Blue Light facts | from Sanela Pauc

  • Nearly 100% of blue light rays reach the retina, as compared to less than 1% of UV rays
  • 54% of children sleep near their phones, and 75% sleep in a room that has a TV
  • Blue light can inhibit melatonin production, resulting in poor sleep and some serious medical conditions like macular degeneration
  • There’s an abundance of artificial blue light sources inside an average household
  • It is suggested that those who wear blue light filtering glasses get an additional 50 minutes’ sleep per week.

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Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists (Nedlands)
Broadway Fair Shopping Centre, 88 Broadway Crawley WA 6009
Contact number: 9386 8581

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Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists (Innaloo)
Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre, Shop 1126 Ellen Stirling Blvd, Innaloo WA 6018
Contact number: 9446 1887

Opening Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 8.30am-5.30pm
Thursday | 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday | 8.30am-5pm
Sunday | CLOSED

Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists (Nedlands)
Broadway Fair Shopping Centre, 88 Broadway Crawley WA 6009
Contact number: 9386 8581

Opening Hours

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Thursday | 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday | 8.30am-4pm
Sunday | CLOSED

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