Nearly 60% of us are looking at digital screens for 5+ hours per day* and it’s taking its toll on our eyes, causing eye fatigue and digital eye strain. Symptoms can include tired eyes, blurred vision, headache and dry eyes. You may even experience neck or back pain, through stress placed on your cervical spine, if you’re spending long periods unconsciously bent forward looking at a screen.
Spending a large amount of time looking at digital screens (or any near object) means our eyes are constantly exerting more effort to focus. Put simply, our eyes are working harder, causing strain.
*Source: 2015 Digital Eye Strain Report.
Trevor Williams Optometry has a wide range of solutions to help alleviate digital eyestrain.
This could include a ‘Blue Control’ coating on the lenses or by using a Dynamic Sync (anti-fatigue) lens which helps relax your eyes when working with digital screens.
The Blue Control lens coating filters out peaks of blue light including U.V.A and U.V.B light. We are not biologically equipped to filter out the upper spectrum of blue light. Prolonged, intense or cumulative exposure can result in damage to the crystalline lens leading to maculopathy or early cataracts.
Dynamic Sync lenses are specifically designed for people who spend long periods of time looking at near objects such as digital screens and require glasses to see things clearly in the distance. Dynamic Sync’s superior design has your ‘distance power’ for everyday use and a ‘boost zone’ at the bottom of the lens. The boost zone reduces eye strain during up close activities such as looking at digital screens, reading or any ‘near task’ activities. The boost zone allows your eye muscles to relax and focus more easily, helping to relieve eye strain and provide visual comfort. This is even after several hours looking at near distances.