A sight for sore eyes

Eye strain complaints are increasingly more common in our modern world. Staring endlessly at LED displays that emit more blue light than standard bulbs can fatigue the eye and cause headaches, poor sleep quality, blurred vision, neck/shoulder/back pain. Ergonomic techniques can reduce some of the symptoms but new research has shown that the blue-violet wavelength of light from digital screens and other sources may be harmful to the eyes over time.

Blue light, another name for high-energy visible (HEV) light in the blue and violet part of the light spectrum, is a particularly intense light wave emitted by many modern electronics — including computers, tablets and smartphones. Studies suggest that overexposure to HEV light can damage the retina, increasing the risk of macular degeneration.

That’s why new premium lens treatments have been developed, that transmit less of the potentially harmful blue-violet wavelengths, which may reduce eye-strain, improve resistance to glare, and reduce risk of ocular health damage such as macular degeneration.

When selecting your next pair of glasses, be sure to ask us about the premium lens coatings and treatments we can provide that can help you see better, more comfortably, and lower the risk of eye disease such as macular degeneration.

Posted on April 17, 2018 .