Computer eye strain is affecting approximately 70% of the population. Eyes were not designed to look at bright digital screens up close, yet we spend many hours in front of computers, smart phones and tablets, for work and for fun.
We have all heard or even said that “computers are bad for your eyes”, but how bad are they really?
Studies have shown that just a few hours in front of a screen is enough to cause eye strain. Eye strain can lead to headaches, blurry vision and dry eyes. And let’s not forget the damage that the artificial blue light emitted by screen can cause including sleepless nights, cataracts and Macular Degeneration.
Gunnars are recommended to protect your eyes from the harmful blue light while also relieving the eyes from stress caused by spending long hours in front of a screen.
Gunnar glasses are fitted with lenses made with propriety tints and filters, giving you sharper clearer vision, allowing you to focus longer and work more efficiently. Gunnar glasses are also very effective in protecting eyes from surrounding artificial light and glare.
Spending time on digital devices, particularly in the evenings can reduce the production of melatonin, which is our natural sleeping hormone.
Melatonin is present in low levels during the day, naturally increasing in the evening, and peaking in the middle of the night. Light delays the circadian rhythm, which is the body’s natural clock, and restless, sleepless nights follow, causing drowsiness during the day.
The reality is, that we can no longer get through a day without technology. We need it for work, communication, social and fun. Gaming is a huge industry. Online games can keep you captivated for hours on end, as can concentrating at work. So what do you need to do to protect your eyes?
Have an optometrist give you a comprehensive eye test to ensure healthy eyes and vision; Invest in a pair of Gunnar Optiks; Take regular breaks from your devices.
If you are suffering with eye strain or eye fatigue, come in to The Eye Practice and see the wide range of Gunnar glasses available.