Saving Your Peepers from Screens

We can safely assume y’all look at some sort of digital screen—whether it’s that of a computer, tablet, phone or TV—for hours on end, each and every day. But little do you know, viewing screens for prolonged periods of time can do major damage to your peepers. Let us explain.

You’ve probably noticed your eyes are sometimes red, dry, fatigued or irritated and your vision is blurry after looking at a screen for a while—those are just some of the effects of “digital eye strain.” Specialized lenses created for face-to-screen distances help alleviate such symptoms. Getting them is easy; just go to your eyecare professional and mention you’re interested in any or all of the following: an anti-reflective (AR) treatment to reduce glare; anti-fatigue lenses; and/or a coating to filter out blue light or high-energy visible (HEV) light. And, of course, be sure to let them know if you require a prescription or a power boost.

In fact, us Eyecessorize gals traveled to Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, where we helped our peeps at The Vision Council educate attendees about this very topic. But we couldn’t do so without letting everyone know you can get these lenses put into any fashionable pair of specs you want—whoever said you have to sacrifice style for protection was clearly mistaken!

Get even more deets about digital eye strain and lenses used to combat it here. And be sure to check out The Vision Council’s fabulous event space at CES and the trendy glasses on display below.

The Vision Council’s event space at International CES 2014.

The Vision Council’s event space at International CES 2014.