High Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light can be found in cell phones, televisions, computer screens, LED and fluorescent lighting. HEV light is part of the visible light spectrum. Too much blue light exposure can be harmful your eyes and can often cause the following symptoms…
- Eye strain & fatigue
- Light sensitivity & Glare
- Blurred vision
- Trouble Sleeping
Disruptive Sleep Cycle
HEV blue light has been shown to have negative impacts on circadian rhythm. A lot of people enjoy watching television or scrolling through their phone as they lay in bed before falling asleep. If you do not have proper blue-blocking lenses on this could be the reason why you struggle from restlessness and have disruptive sleep.
Children & Blue-Light
Research has shown that 97% of children under the age of four use mobile devices and teenagers spend 6-7 hours per day on screens. Now that schools implement computers and digital devices it is hard to limit children’s screen time, which is why it is important for them to have proper protection against the HEV blue light.
Determining if you need blue-blockers
The first step to protecting your vision would be having an annual eye exam. If you or your children suffer from any of the above symptoms and spend hours on devices, be sure to mention that to your eye doctor so they can prescribe the correct lens for you. Research is showing that too much exposure to blue light can cause early risk onsets for cataracts and macular degeneration.
Do you have to lift your head to see the computer screen clearly? Do you suffer from a strained neck or shoulder muscles? These are among the most common complaints in today’s work place. You are suffering from CVS – Computer Vision Syndrome.
People who spend a lot of time on computers are primarily using near to intermediate vision and if you are in the wrong lens design you are most likely suffering from the following symptoms:
- Eye strain and fatigue (check out blue blocking lenses!)
- Blurred vision
- Sore shoulder/neck muscles
Most people find that their progressive lens design is not great for their work environment. If you do not want the hassle of putting on and taking off reading/computer specific lenses, this is where office lenses come into play.
Clear vision at your workplace
Shamir Workspace lenses are the best design for you if your primary focus is mid-distance to near viewing. For example, if you are in and out of meetings at work place you need to be able to see the speaker clearly while referencing back to your computer to take notes, then this lens is for you! It offers a clear depth field up to 10 feet!
Shamir Computer lenses are the best design for you if your top priority is focusing on your computer and your near surroundings. This lens has a wide field of near vision and a depth field of 5 feet – which is a far greater field than standard reading glasses. If you work with multiple monitors or are on a computer ALL day this would be the right choice for you!
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Blue blocking lenses help protect your eyes from the harmful blue light that is emitted from computer screens and digital devices which can cause headaches, eye strain, fatigue, blurred vision, and insomnia! Blue blocking lenses can be combined with almost every lens design and can even be made for those who do not require a corrective eye prescription!
Lenses designed for you!
Selecting the correct computer lens can make a significant difference on your day to day life! If the options above do not sound like the right fit – perhaps you need something designed specifically for you. Our eye doctor and staff can answer any of your questions. Click HERE to go directly to our website and schedule an eye appointment with our Optometrist!