Are you feeling the strain of staring at screens all day? If so, you’re not alone. Digital eye strain has become a major issue in the UK, with an estimated 65% of adults having experienced it due to prolonged use of digital devices every day. Let’s take a closer look at what digital eye strain from computers and other digital devices is, and what you can do to reduce its effects.

What is digital eye strain?

Digital eye strain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is caused by long periods of uninterrupted time spent looking at digital devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones. This can lead to dry, sore eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck and shoulder pain and eye.

Unfortunately, as technology has become more prevalent than ever before in our daily lives, these symptoms have become increasingly common among people who use digital devices regularly for more than 2 hours a day.

Blue light protection glasses for digital eye strain

One way to relieve the symptoms of digital eye strain is by investing in blue light protection glasses to use whenever you are looking at digital devices. They work by deflecting the harmful blue light emitted from devices which can cause digital eye strain.

Blue filter glasses lenses are made from special materials that block out this light while still allowing users to see clearly screens clearly. In addition to this, they also provide 100% UV protection meaning they can protect your eyes from UV damage from sunlight too.

More tips for alleviating digital eye strain

In addition to blue light protection glasses, there are other simple steps you can take to diminish the effects of digital eye strain:

  • Take regular breaks away from your screen – the 20-20-20 rule helps – every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  • Make sure you’re sitting at arm’s length from your screen, and that it is positioned at eye level to reduce eye, neck and shoulder strain
  • Make sure the brightness level on your device is lowered to reduce the amount of glare it emits
  • Try using lubricating eyedrops throughout the day if you’re experiencing dry, sore eyes

Contact Specstore Opticians – Canning Town & Barking

If you wear glasses and feel like they aren’t doing enough to protect your eyes from digital devices, then blue light protection glasses may be just what you need. We can give you advice on the best option for you, and if you choose to order them, we also offer a 1-hour glazing service for glasses. This means we can make up new glasses with blue filter lenses for you on the same day for your convenience.

Contact Specstore Opticians Barking or Specstore Opticians Canning Town to get advice on digital eye strain today.