To better understand the terms of the issue, we need to rewind for a moment and understand the role of blue light in the visual system
On blue light there are many “schools of thought”, but it is well established that this light, in the long run, can cause various damages to the eyes. In reality, blue light as such is not so harmful, but it becomes so to the extent that we are exposed to LED sources of all kinds, then also to normal electronic devices.
These devices in fact alter the percentage of blue light that hits our eyes, so the proportions present in the natural visible spectrum are modified. And the effect that this type of light has on the human eye is modified accordingly.
When blue light takes over, in fact, asthenopic disorders (otherwise known as visual disturbances) can be created: all the fault of the contrast that is less and that forces the eye to work harder to see correctly. In addition, blue light affects the production of melatonin, which as we know is the hormone responsible for regulating the sleep/wake cycle (this is why it is common to say that “you should not use digital devices before going to sleep).
So how to solve it? How to make sure that blue light doesn’t damage us so much?
The role of anti-glare glasses
A solution is represented by medical lenses, but also in this case we are talking about optical aids that alter visual perception and therefore it is not said that they produce only positive effects. These lenses are good only in particular conditions, that is, in the presence of specific pathologies and with a medical prescription.
One way to protect oneself from blue light in normal everyday life, therefore, is to use glasses with anti-reflective lenses designed precisely for this type of need. These lenses, in fact, protect the eyes from that excess of blue light we were talking about earlier, ensuring comfort especially for those who use digital devices of all kinds for several hours.
Glasses and Skin Color: How to Choose Them?
We have already seen – in a previous article – how hair color is a determining factor in choosing which glasses to buy. But, obviously, it is not the only one. Another important aspect to consider before buying is the color of the skin: light, normal, dark, black makes all the difference!
In fact – if you think about it – it’s perhaps the most important element of all: while clothes, accessories and even hair color can be changed, skin color always remains the same (unless your name is Michael Jackson…).
That’s why we thought it might be helpful, before you go shopping, to know which frames are best suited for each complexion.
Very light skins
Those who belong to this category would do better to stay away from too bright and luminous colors (like gold), because they risk excessively highlighting the paleness of the complexion.
Much better frames with softer colors, such as brown, tortoiseshell or silver, without going too dark (so no black). Alternatively, you could also think of a warm color, able to give a little color to the face.
In any case, we always recommend lightweight frames.
This category includes all people with a white complexion, a little darker than pale, but too light to be defined as olive.
Well, for all these people, the advice is to consider colored glasses with bright and unusual shades (but always staying on solid color models). Dark purple, pink, blue, green are great color ideas to add a fun touch of color to a face that, otherwise, could be a bit anonymous.
One last suggestion for our female readers: if you decide to dare with glasses, trying a flashy color, do not overdo it with makeup and hair. Limit your extravagance to glasses.
For this type of complexion – typically Mediterranean or Latin – there is almost total freedom of choice. Dark or light, matte or garish, any type of shade will suit this complexion.
However, considering that the vast majority of olive people have dark hair, our advice is to use light frames, perhaps gold or silver.
For the same reason, we suggest to be careful with black: it could create a heavy and unrefined effect.
Those who have black skin (more or less dark, it doesn’t matter) can think about light-colored models, to generate a nice contrast with the complexion.
Similarly, metallic frames are particularly suitable. Finally, even (and especially!) in this case the color black is absolutely not recommended.
Now you are ready to go shopping!
These were our recommendations that can help to have a success when going for shopping .
If you have any doubts, or want to suggest some other combinations, please write us… We are waiting for you!