Protect your eyes from digital screens

Our contemporary lifestyles mean that we use our eyes more than ever, especially with indoor activities at home, work and school with screens.

Eye strain is common but not a condition or disease and is used to describe symptoms that people experience when their eyes become too tired.

Digital screens such as computers, mobile phone and televisions are one of the most common contributors to modern day digital eye strain and stress.

Why do your eyes get stressed?

Eye strain occurs when we continually refocus our eyes looking to and from screens at varied distances, as well as reading smaller, pixelated fonts on screen.

Between 75-90% of screen users experience digital eye strain and stress. There are ways to reduce and protect your eyes against type of artificial light and eye strain.

Staring at screens all day can also lead to a combination of health issues such as:

  • Red & sore and dry eyes
  • Dry & tired eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • General tiredness
  • Neck, shoulder or back pain

How to reduce digital eye strain

There are ways to reduce & protect your eyes against digital eye strain. The obvious answer is to limit our use of screens however this is not possible for many people.

You can try the following:

  • Check your usage of digital screens at home and at work. It all adds up!
  • Ensure any screen settings are appropriate for your environment; reduce screen brightness, increase font settings etc. to avoid straining to read.
  • Ensure your desk set up reduces straining and
  • Take a break. Rest your eyes using the 20-20 method: look away from the screen every 20 minutes, for around 20 seconds. Also consider looking into the distance to provide a different focal length for your eyes.
  • Increase eye moisture to alleviate dry eyes
  • Protect your eyes – try lenses that reduce blue light exposure and are designed for closer or near close work and screen use
  • Get an eye test if symptoms persist and do not improve

What is blue light?

Try lenses designed for our digital world.

Let our friendly team guide you through our wide range of lens design options to find the best solution to suit your lifestyle – and start protecting your eyes from digital eye strain.

You don’t need to have a prescription for digital lenses, as blue light lenses can be used in general frames providing protection for all eyes.

Enjoy these benefits of ergonomically designed lenses:

  • Enhanced screen comfort and improved visual contrast
  • Protection from harmful blue light
  • Easier refocusing on and away from screens
  • Reduced neck and shoulder pain, natural posture for all kinds of near-based work
  • No need to put your glasses on and off to get around the office

*Independently conducted research by New Focus Research, November 2016.

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