Saving Your Peepers from Screens

We can safely assume you look at some sort of digital screen—whether it’s 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 eyes.

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.