Millions of Canadians experience digital eye strain every year. We can help manage and alleviate its symptoms.
Most Canadians spent more than four hours per day looking at a screen, be it on a computer/laptop or a smartphone. Our eyes, as adaptable and capable as they are, are simply are not suited to the demands of remaining focused on a single point for so long.
Have you ever noticed that your eyes become tired after long stretches working at a computer? When your eyes fatigue, it is more difficult to focus and read, especially for long stretches of time. Antifatigue lenses make tired eyes and a stiff neck a thing of the past. They help uses of digital devices to stay fresh, fit and focused, with comfortable vision all day long.
The effectiveness of antifatigue lenses has been proven in stress tests carried out with smartphone and tablet users. More than 90% of all respondents found a significant reduction in the symptoms of strained or tired eyes.
Digital eye strain, as frustrating as it can be, can generally be managed. Request an appointment and we will work with you to determine the cause of your digital eye strain as well as the best ways to manage it.
When you spend considerable time focusing on something nearby, as you do when you read a book or look at a computer/digital screen, your eyes work hard to maintain that level of focus. Over time (generally, a couple of hours) your eyes begin to fatigue- they are not designed to maintain that level of concentration for long periods.
Most people will experience a general feeling of eye fatigue. Specifically:
There has been a lot of discussion lately (both in the Optometric community and in general) regarding blue light and the impact it can have on our eyes. While studies are still ongoing, there is significant evidence that suggests that blue light – which is part of a spectrum called HEV light (high-energy visible light) – can have effects ranging from disrupting our sleep cycle to causing physical harm to our eyes. We recommend wearing glasses that filter out blue light as well as employing software – such as f.lux – that adjusts the colour of your screen to reduce your exposure to blue light.