Press Esc to close
Saturday 29 November 2014
News updated at 2:42 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.2°C
Min : 16.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Now, 'sun' glasses to help you beat winter blues

London, Nov 16, 2012, PTI:

Engineers have designed new bizarre glasses which they claim offer a dose of ‘bright, white daylight’ in just 30 minutes for people suffering during the seasonal gloom.

Developed by three Danish engineers, these ‘sun’ glasses bring the daylight inside even on the darkest of days.

They work using six light emitting diodes (LED’s) that produce a powerful light field reflected into the eyes by a curved reflector, the Daily Mail reported.


Described as ‘a calorie-free, substance-free way’ to lighten your mood, the 54 pounds glasses are designed to be worn while you go about your morning routine as they do not obscure your field of vision.

The makers claim wearing the glasses for up to 30 minutes a day will mean “you’ll have much more energy during those long, dark winter months”. Seasonal affected disorder (SAD) affects around one in 50 people in the UK.

The main symptoms are a persistent low mood and a marked loss of interests or pleasure in activities.

Fatigue, comfort eating and heavy limbs are other common symptoms, the report said.
The depression usually develops sometime between September and November and continues until March or April. It is thought to be linked to reduced exposure to sunlight and is more common the further you go from the equator.

Light therapy - sitting in front of a special bright light for a time each day - is an effective treatment in many cases.

The light source need to be at least 2500 lux, about 10 times that of ordinary light bulbs.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near Pindi Khattar village...

An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near Pindi Khattar village...

Men play soccer at a field in Peshawar...

Men play soccer at a field in Peshawar...

NorthEast United FC players celebrate their third goal against Chennaiyin FC...

NorthEast United FC players celebrate their third goal against Chennaiyin FC...

An injured soldier is taken to hosp during a gunbattle with militants at Pindi Khattar village...

An injured soldier is taken to hosp during a gunbattle with militants at Pindi Khattar village...

Netanyahu attends the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion..

Netanyahu attends the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion..

Sharif holds hands with  Modi and  Ashraf Ghani during the closing session of the SAARC summit...

Sharif holds hands with Modi and Ashraf Ghani during the closing session of the SAARC summit...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523