One way to avoid digital eyestrain is to use lenses with a special coating designed to filter blue lightBlue light is all around us—in sunlight, LED and fluorescent light, and digital devices. But with remote work and learning becoming the norm in the last year, more people are complaining about eyestrain, headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes and even neck and shoulder pain. These are all warning signs of digital eyestrain.
Digital eyestrain is a group of eye and vision-related problems that is caused by prolonged use of digital devices. It happens because digital screens emit blue light and have unique characteristics and high visual demands, which makes our eyes work harder.
Good thing there is ScreenShield lens coating.
ScreenShield is a special lens coating designed to filter blue light that comes from digital devices. Blue light lenses can be clear or can have yellow tints; yellow tints are known to offer more protection and increased comfort.
Available with or without an eyeglass prescription, ScreenShield lenses can be worn by both children and adults. It also filters ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Prolonged exposure to UV light is linked to sight-threatening eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal damage and other eye problems.
In addition to wearing ScreenShield lenses, you could blink more frequently, use lubricating eye drops, sit an arm’s length away from your screen, and practice the 20-20-20 rule. The 20-20-20 rule means that you have to look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds for every 20 minutes spent looking at a digital screen.
Get your eyes checked to confirm if you have digital eyestrain. Asian Eye has clinics in Rockwell, Makati; TriNoma; SM MOA; and Commercenter Alabang. (Story/Photos by: Charizze Henson)