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Blue Light: What is it and How Does Blocking it Affect Eye Strain?

Welcome back to Developer’s At Home, a blog series focused on researching proper desk chair ergonomics and the best office desk chairs for web developers. In our previous blog post, we explored the importance of proper lighting in reducing eye strain and fatigue. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a closer look at blue light and how blocking it can affect eye strain.

But first, what exactly is blue light? Blue light is a type of light that has a short wavelength and a high energy level. It is found in natural sunlight, as well as in artificial sources such as computer screens, smartphones, and LED lighting. Blue light has been shown to have some benefits, such as boosting alertness and improving mood. However, it can also cause eye strain and disrupt sleep patterns.

The human eye is not very good at blocking blue light, which means that it can reach the retina and cause damage to the cells. Prolonged exposure to blue light can lead to eye strain, fatigue, and even age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that causes vision loss.

So, how can you reduce your exposure to blue light and reduce eye strain? Here are a few tips:

  • Use a monitor with a low blue light mode or a blue light filter.
  • Use warm-colored LED bulbs or full spectrum lighting.
  • Take breaks and use the 20-20-20 rule, which recommends taking a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes.
  • Avoid using screens for at least an hour before bedtime.

We hope this blog post on blue light and how blocking it can affect eye strain has been helpful! In the next blog post, we’ll be exploring the best office desk chairs for web developers, including features to look for and our top recommendations. Stay tuned!

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