The Latest Generation of Blue Light Protection

THE EYE CARE EDITION

The Latest Generation of Blue Light Protection

In today’s society, working from home or mobile working scenarios, has become a daily routine for millions of people worldwide. Video conferencing with colleagues, online lectures and home schooling all challenge the eyes.


The increasing use of digital devices is skyrocketing; in addition to more time spent indoors this often exposes us to modern LED lights. A global survey conducted in March 2020 indicated that the pandemic has had a direct impact on in-home media consumption. According to the survey, 44 percent of global respondents reported that they spend more time on social media channels, as well as 36 percent more time on the computer.

In general, high-energy visible light (i.e. part of the blue light spectrum) is presumed to have an influence on sleep and alertness, on mood and concentration.

The use of electronic devices, whether in small or large format, changes viewing habits. ZEISS BluePro, a new generation of blue light blocking lenses has been introduced to the market addressing today’s

technology and media use in the context of the “new normal”. The blue light blocking properties are now incorporated into the lens material itself. As a result, ZEISS BluePro Lenses provide excellent lens clarity as well as the blocking of up to 40 percent of the potentially harmful and irritating blue light, which is known to be linked to digital eye strain.

A common disadvantage of many blue light blocking solutions is irritating and disturbing reflections in the lens surface. As blue light blocking properties are now incorporated into the lens material, ZEISS BluePro Lenses come standard with ZEISS DuraVision Platinum UV. This premium anti-reflection coating with its subtle blue residual reflection ensures the wearer does not get annoyed by irritating reflections and the eyes are clearly visible behind the lenses. The result is high lens clarity with significantly lower visible reflections of digital blue light.


References:

  1. Watson A. (2020). In-home media consumption due to the coronavirus outbreak among internet users worldwide as of March 2020, by country. www.statista.com, URL https://www.statista. com/statistics/1106498/ home-media-consumption- coronavirus-worldwide-by- country/.
  2. Inhouse measurements and calculations based on the BVB (Blue-Violet-Blocking) metric. Analyses by Technology and Innovation, Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, DE, 2020.