Seeing Alternative within the Blue Gentle Glasses Development—May It Be Your Subsequent Enterprise Concept?

If there is one universal quality that almost all entrepreneurs and small business owners share, it is the hours that we keep. We either get up early or go to sleep late – or both (I’m writing this article at 2 a.m.). And we spend most of our waking hours staring at a computer or phone screen.

As a result, many of us – and others who spend a lot of time in front of electronic devices (accountants, writers, graphic designers, to name a few) – suffer from headaches, eye pain, poor sleep habits, and other illnesses.

Our devices emit a high-energy blue light that is believed to be the cause of the problem. To filter or filter the light, some people are increasingly turning to blue light glasses as a possible solution (this is also a business opportunity). But not everyone thinks these glasses work.

Blocking Blue Light: Does It Really Help?

In an article on WebMD, the American Academy of Ophthalmology explains that we don’t need blue light glasses, advises against wearing special glasses for computers, and adds that blue light does not cause eye strain.

However, in the same article, the Vision Council says that “specialty glasses” might actually reduce eye strain. And the past president of the American Optometric Association told USA Today that he recommends using blue-light glasses to reduce eye strain.

According to WebMD, blue-light glasses are not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) because they are not marketed as a medical device. Blue light is everywhere, according to the article, with most of it coming from the sun. However, our digital devices emit a “brighter light with a shorter wavelength (bluish)”.

The Harvard Health Letter cites some studies that “suggest [but don’t prove] a relationship between nighttime exposure [and] Diabetes, heart disease and obesity. “Studies done at Harvard and the University of Toronto show a possible link between nighttime exposure to blue light and the secretion of melatonin, which can affect our sleep cycles. Other research has shown that not getting enough sleep can increase the risk of depression, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems.

The University of Toronto researchers suggest wearing glasses that block blue light and prevent disrupting our sleep cycles. WebMD reports on a University of Houston study that found that wearing blue-light glasses “increased nightly melatonin levels by about 58%.”

While the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises people to reduce their screen time in the evening to reduce eye strain, this may not be actionable advice for small business owners who work 24/7. One solution proposed in the Harvard Health Letter is to “wear blue-blocking glasses or install an app that filters the blue / green wavelength at night”. The University of Toronto recommends that if you wear blue light glasses, use glasses that only block blue light.

The entrepreneurial opportunity

This is where the entrepreneurial opportunity arises. According to a market study report, the global blue light glasses market will grow from $ 22 million in 2020 to $ 38 million in 2024. Against this background the entrepreneurs Adam Rizza, Dave Weidetz and Wally Rizza started their company BLNQ at the beginning of this year.

As small business owners themselves, they realized how much time they spent in front of their digital screens. This was underscored by the results of a survey by Pew Research last year that found 28% of American adults say they go online “almost all the time,” up from 21% in 2015.

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BLNQ blue light glasses, made with Italian acetate frames, use a Q-TEC ™ lens formula, a “premium anti-reflective coating” that eliminates computer glare, reduces eye strain and filters out the worst of blue light.

The company that sells its products on its website has got off to a good start despite the challenging economy. The increased demand for blue light glasses creates opportunities for manufacturers, distributors and retailers / e-tailers.

Tips for caring for your eyes

Whether or not you plan to start a business to help others reduce eye strain, it is important to take care of your own eye health. One way to reduce eye strain is to follow the 20-20-20 rule: After 20 minutes of looking at a computer screen, you should be looking at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. In addition, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends:

  • Keep your eyes about 25 inches from the screen.
  • Position the screen so that you are facing slightly downwards.
  • Use a matte screen filter on the screen to reduce glare.
  • Use fake tears if your eyes feel dry.
  • If you wear contact lenses, give your eyes a break by wearing glasses every now and then.

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