Blue lens technology – digital eyestrain’s superhero

Blue lens technology – digital eyestrain’s superhero

They say eyes are the windows to the soul. So, it’s super important to look after them, by keeping them bright, healthy and functional. Your sight is a very important part of your being, keeping you safe and enabling you to see the beautiful people and places around you. Often, preventable eye damage can be avoided and for most of us, our daily routine can contribute to long-term harm.

On average, most Australians spend over six hours of their working day staring at screens. If you sit in front of a computer or digital device for more than two hours a day (which is most of us) and experience dry or tired eyes, as well as head, neck and back pain while doing so, you may be suffering from digital eyestrain.

Digital eyestrain is caused by our eyes looking at a fixed distance for long periods of time, which puts immense strain on our eye muscles. This is made worse by reduced blink rates, resulting in eye irritation. Over time, this may lead to retinal damage and macular degeneration.

To prevent digital eyestrain, you may need to speak with your optometrist about relieving your eyes from the damaging blue-violet light of computer, television and phone screens.

If your regular glasses aren’t doing the job, it’s time to look into blue-lens technology, such as ZEISS Duravision BlueProtect lenses. ZEISS Duravision BlueProtect shields your eyes from blue-violet light, indoors or out, keeping your eyes relaxed and comfortable.

ZEISS Duravision BlueProtect is excellent for people who spend a lot of time in front of a tablet, computer or television or those who are frequently exposed to LED lighting. The unique light-filtering system blocks a significant amount of blue-violet light, which when exposed to it, may negatively affect your health over a period of time. Plus, ZEISS Duravision BlueProtect incorporates leading edge anti-reflective and scratch-resistance technology ensuring your eyes and glasses are protected.

It’s important to protect your eyes so visit National Pharmacies Optical to get your eyes tested if you suspect you are experiencing digital eyestrain, to guarantee clear vision for years to come.

Coupled with the ZEISS Duravision BlueProtect lenses, there are small changes you can make to reduce digital eyestrain.

  • Ensure you have regular breaks from your screen (approximately every 20 minutes).
  • Make sure your posture is correct by setting your seat and screen to the appropriate height and sitting up straight.
  • Hydration is important to keep your eyes lubricated, so ensure you are drinking over 2 litres of water every day.
  • Have your eyes tested regularly
  • Computer lenses can also assist with digital eyestrain and combined with ZEISS Duravision BlueProtect, may alleviate symptoms.

Book an appointment at National Pharmacies Optical here.


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