Medscape reports that findings have prompted marketing claims that distort the evidence and ignore important nuances—including potential blue light benefits.
Ari Shechter, PhD, a sleep researcher at Columbia University in New York and first author of the study treating insomnia with amber-tinted glasses, recommends similar measures for people who are not suffering from a sleep disorder. “For people with insomnia or a sleep disruption, to take an extra step could be useful. Is it necessary for everyone to use these lenses? Probably not.”