The Impact of Devices on Adult Sleep Deprivation

Tossing and turning and find yourself tired on a regular basis? Scientists and doctors recognize a link to electronic devices and insomnia. Screen time causes cognitive stimulation, which results in sleep deprivation. Smartphones and artificial light also increase your brain’s electrical activity, causing neurons to race and divert you from the achieving the peaceful state of mind necessary for a good night's sleep. Additionally, the act of responding to text messages, reading emails or browsing through social media sites at [...continue reading]

How to Improve Sleep Quality

If you’re one of the 80 million Americans that suffer from some form of insomnia, you likely wake up feeling restless, tired and exhausted. Often, electronic devices are to blame for Americans poor sleep habits and schedules. Scientists have unearthed a link to electronic devices emitting blue light and sleeplessness in America. If you suffer from poor quality sleep, here are five tips to help improve your sleep quality and help you fall to sleep sooner. Exercising - Do you [...continue reading]

The Science of Sleep

The science of sleep is fascinating and has interested humankind for centuries. In 350 B.C., Aristotle wrote a pivotal philosophical essay entitled, “On Sleep and Sleeplessness.” Millennia passed, and still, we didn’t have an answer about sleep. It wasn’t until 1924, when Hans Berger, a German psychiatrist invented the machine - the electroencephalogram - that would change the way science views sleep. The device would record electrical activity in the brain when patients would sleep. Over the past few decades, [...continue reading]

Enhancing Vision and Performance

BluTech Lenses are the hottest eye care accessory to hit the market since sunglasses. BluTech is the only lens material designed to protect the retina from high energy visible light. While most people slather on sunscreen when going outdoors, most people don’t consider protecting their eyes from harmful blue light rays. The effects of exposure to UVA and UVB rays is immense - ranging from skin damage to skin cancer. However, most people don’t understand that visible light rays also [...continue reading]

What to Expect During a Comprehensive Vision Exam

Comprehensive vision exams are more than just the simple eye exams we remember from grade school. Comprehensive exams measure a wide array of eye health concerns and can even help detect eye cancer and other serious medical concerns. Here is what you can expect when you have a comprehensive exam: Acuity Tests This is one of the first parts of a comprehensive vision exam. It’s when you read the eye chart, and the doctor determines the sharpness of your vision. [...continue reading]

Sports Eye Safety Month

September is Sports Eye Safety Month. While all age groups are at risk for sports-related eye injuries, some sports are riskier than others. It is especially important for parents to help protect their children’s eyes when they are playing sports. Did you know that eye injuries are the number one leading cause of blindness in children? Here are some surprising statistics. Every 13 minutes a U.S. emergency room receives a visit from a patient suffering from a sports-related eye injury. [...continue reading]

Tips for Better Sleep

Many Americans don’t receive the necessary seven or more hours of sleep that adults need to remain healthy. In fact, in 2014, reports showed that nearly 35.2% of adults in the U.S. did not obtain seven or more hours of sleep per night. You can view these statistics by state here. Americans spend an estimated $41 billion on sleep remedies and aids, which is expected to increase to $52 billion by 2020. Sleep drugs can be addictive and have side [...continue reading]

Parent Alert: What You Need to Know About Your Children’s Eye Health

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety month. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, there are many things you need to know about children’s eye health. The American Optometric Association recommends that infants receive their first comprehensive physical eye exam at six months, with follow-ups at three years and five or six years. After the age of six, children should receive an eye exam every two years, unless they have eyeglasses, which may require annual checkups. A great [...continue reading]

Sleep Stats

Sleep disorders plague Americans. The statistics behind how many Americans suffer from mild to debilitating sleep-related medical issues is astounding. Here are some sleep-related stats: Approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Nearly half of Americans report that they snore. 37.9% have unintentionally fallen asleep at least once during the day within the last month. Driving drowsy is deadly: there are 40,000 nonfatal injuries and 1,550 fatalities annually. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Nearly 10% of [...continue reading]

What are BluTech Lenses?

Maybe you’ve heard about harmful blue light rays and the significant danger they can pose to your eyes and sleep cycles. BluTech Lenses wants to give you some additional information about who we are and who are lenses can help benefit. BluTech Lenses are for people of all ages - children, teens and adults. They’re designed for anyone that regularly uses electronic devices, such as Smartphones, computers, flat-screen TVs and tablets, for several hours a day. Designed to help reduce [...continue reading]

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Americans are haunted by sleep disorders, with nearly 40 million suffering from some type of chronic sleep disturbance. There are many different types of sleep disorders, which can range from mild to debilitating. Insomnia - Insomnia is defined as someone that cannot fall asleep or stay asleep when he/she has the opportunity to get a full night of sleep. Insomnia may include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or waking up too early. Insomnia can negatively affect someone’s [...continue reading]

Tips for Sleeping Well

Did you know that consumption could be wreaking havoc on your sleep cycle? It’s not just what you eat, but it’s also what you intake, which includes supplements and even technology. Here are some great tips to help even out your sleep cycle and wake well-rested. Skip Chocolate for Dessert - Cocoa contains caffeine, which perks you up. Whether it’s brownies, cookies, ice cream or candy, that sweet chocolate could be costing you precious hours of sleep. If you want [...continue reading]

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