Research has shown that more than a third of adults spend about five hours a day on digital devices that emit blue light. Great for technology, But what about our eyes?
While the digital boom has given us the convenience of mobility and facts at our fingertips, each device is different in size and distance, forcing our eyes to constantly refocus between text and images. That’s just for starters:
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) – or digital eye strain is here to stay.
While our eyes are exposed to a variety of visible light rays that affect us in different ways, high energy Blue Light from digital devices is especially hazardous.
The digital devices emitting Blue Light:
Red and Irritated Eyes:
Aggravated by staring at the bright backlight of screens for a long period of time
The result of reduced blinking rates. Screens set at eye level can also exacerbate dryness
Caused by over-exposure to Blue Light and from straining to see small fonts and imagesBlurred Vision:
Can often be due to screen glare and small uncorrected vision errorsSleeplessness:
Can be caused by overexposure to Blue LightHeadaches:
Can be caused by continuous eyestrain
Here are a few easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eyestrain and other common symptoms of CVS:
Time for an Eye Test
Blue Light Control Coating
Minimise Glare and Reflections
Blink or Wink
A study by École d’Optométrie from the University of Montreal found that:
Be sure to visit your local Vision Works for a comprehensive eye test and remember to always Love Your Eyes!
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