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September 24, 2020

Did you know that bright light directed into the eyes can cause permanent damage?

The sun is one of the most brilliant light sources that you regularly encounter, and you take caution by not looking at it directly under a naked eye. The sun produces invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays, causing permanent eye damage if you have an extended exposure.

Did you know that some light sources that do not emit as much light as the sun, including smartphone screens and computers, can also damage your eyes?

Your TV set and smartphone produce blue light, which can negatively affect your eyesight. Blue light has high amounts of energy and short wavelengths, which can harm your vision.

Staring at the screen for a long time can, in the short-run lead to digital age strain, which can cause:

  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision

Other factors that can cause digital strain include the length of exposure and posture adopted when staring at the source of blue light.

Below are Tips to Help You Alter Your Blue Light Environment:

Keep Your Distance

Your eyes strain when trying to see closer images. Position your monitor at arm's length and ensure your eye gaze slants towards the ground.

Adjust Lighting

Use a matte screen filter to reduce blue light from your screen. Your eyes work harder when the screen is brighter than the surrounding environment.

Give Your Eyes a Break

Take a break after every 20 minutes by looking at an object which is at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Also, remember to blink since this helps your eyes relax.

Keep Your Eyes Moist 

Lubricate your eyes when they become dry by using artificial tears. Use a desktop humidifier when in the office since such an environment may have less humid air. Avoid using heaters when watching during winter since they suck humidity from the air.

Do not sacrifice your vision for the love of the screens. Do the right thing by wearing anti-glare lenses and cleaning them using Z Clear glass scratch filler to help reduce the effect of blue light in your retina. 

Our Z Clear glass scratch filler will lengthen the life-span of your eyewear, ensuring your anti-glare lenses stay durable and pristine.

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