Blue light is a particular spectrum of light emitted from electronic devices that may exacerbate headaches or even trigger a migraine attack. Additionally, blue light is emitted via fluorescent lighting.
In the current environment of increased dependence on technology due to work-from-home, many patients with migraines are finding that headaches may be occurring more often, especially after extended use of the computer.
There are several ways to mitigate the effects of blue light. You may buy eyeglasses that block blue light. There are also screen protectors you can add to your laptop or desktop screen. Additionally, if possible, taking breaks from computer work is recommended.
For more information about blue light and migraine, call The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology.to schedule an appointment with one of our caring providers.
Brooke Steiger, FNP