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Digital Eye Strain Lenses

In this modern, digital age, our eyes are bombarded with tiny screens, bright graphics and the constant switching from Facebook to Twitter to instagram, to photos, to internet browser, to email. This can cause a huge strain to our eyes

Frequent screen activities can make us prone to Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) – a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes, double or multiple images, and difficulty refocussing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions, reduced blink rate when using screens or air moving past the eyes.

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We now have high quality lens options like Hoya Sync and Essilor Eyezen lenses that can help counteract CVS. These lenses were created for people who spend a lot of time looking at screens, like me. Even for people whom may not ordinarily wear glasses, these may be beneficial to reduce the strain of using digital devices all day.

These lenses are designed to provide effortless, comfortable viewing adaptations to whatever your visually strenuous days demand, and can be combined with short wavelength filtering (blue light control) to reduce digital eye strain associated with visual glare discomfort. The revolutionary design of theses lenses allows the wearer to focus in all directions and distances, while allowing your eyes to remain relaxed all day long.

Additionally, we now have a daily disposable contact lens from CooperVision that does a similar job to these spectacle lenses.

Come in to see how we can help adapt to the new digital lifestyle.