Adults and children are spending more time at home, which means more time in front of digital devices. Thankfully, products like EyeZen and Varilux block blue light from computer screens and preserve your eyesight. If you suffer from headaches while looking at a computer screen, ask your optometrist in Oshkosh about blue light glasses.
Drawbacks to a virtual workspace
Before the pandemic, digital screens were deeply embedded in the daily lives of adults and children. Still, with the transition to working from home, people are staring at screens more than ever. Classrooms have been replaced with computer screens, and colleagues now meet virtually instead of in a board room.
Increased screen time aggravates digital eye strain in adults and puts children at risk for early onset of eye diseases. Adults working from home will more frequently experience headaches from looking at a computer screen. However, some eye diseases don’t reveal themselves right away. The prevalence of myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness, is rapidly growing among children due to excessive screen time.
Kid-friendly eyewear solutions
Optometrists recommend special blue light glasses equipped with EyeZen technology for children attending school from home. These are single vision lenses that block blue light from computer screens. EyeZen glasses reduce harmful blue light radiation by 20 percent and minimize symptoms of digital eye strain, such as headaches from looking at a computer screen and dry, itchy eyes.
In addition to providing immediate comfort, EyeZen glasses reduce a child’s risk of developing myopia, plus more severe eye diseases down the road, like glaucoma and macular degeneration. Unfortunately, many people wait until they’re far into adulthood to address eye diseases, at which point it’s too late. Eye diseases left untreated cause irreversible damage, so prevent the risk early in your child’s life by asking your optometrist in Oshkosh about EyeZen lenses.
Blue light glasses with progressive bifocals
Since EyeZen glasses have single vision lenses, people who depend on progressive bifocals will need a different way to cope with harmful blue light. Varilux glasses are a smart choice for those who want a smooth transition between far distances and nearby objects like tablets and smartphones. Similar to EyeZen technology, Varilux also reduces blue light exposure by 20 percent.
Varilux glasses do more than block blue light from computer screens. Both lenses work together to maximize your field of vision and provide a sharper image, even in the peripherals. These glasses guarantee high performance regardless of lighting conditions, even if you prefer working late at night and have a poorly-lit home office. Varilux brings you all the necessary features of everyday eyewear with the added benefit of blue light protection.
Whether or not you live with an eye disease, everyone is negatively affected by increased screen time. The team at Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe understands the strain blue light puts on your eyes and can prescribe a pair of glasses that’s right for you. We offer industry-leading technology like EyeZen and Varilux, because working from home requires the best protection from blue light. Stop by our office in Oshkosh to learn more about our products!