If you spend any part of your day at a Digital Screen, it’s common to experience eye strain, red eyes, itchy eyes and even headaches. These symptoms contribute to what’s known as Digital Eye Strain. This is down to the visual demands of computer work and staring at your smartphone. Our eyes were not built for this type of exposure, so it’s only natural that we would feel such symptoms.
Digital Eye Strain and its symptoms can be caused due to an inability of your eyes to remain accurately focused on your screen because your eyes have trouble changing the point of focus over the considerable time they are exposed to screens and the harmful, High Energy Blue Light (HEV) which is emitted from such devices. So what can you do?
First of all, we’d recommend getting an eye test with your local Eyecare professional. Studies show that even small inaccuracies in your prescription lenses can contribute to computer vision problems. Even if you don’t have a prescription, it would be no harm to have your eyes professionally examined periodically. Check out the list of over 80 Opticians where Henshaw is stocked here.
Secondly, we’d recommend wearing corrective Blue Light Filter Glasses. Computer screens usually are positioned 20 to 26 inches from the user's eyes. This is considered the intermediate zone of vision — closer than driving ("distance") vision, but farther away than reading ("near") vision. This is an unnatural position for our eyes to be in, which exposes them to Blue Light.
So why should you wear Henshaw Blue Light Filter Glasses & Block out Blue Light?
1 - Reduce Headaches - People often complain of experiencing Headaches and dizziness after a long day at work, looking at a screen. By wearing a Blue Light Filter Lens, you will be saving your eyes from trying to protect itself from this man made Blue Light. This will reduce a near certain headache for your eyes and importantly, for yourself, it’s a win win!
2 - Improve your sleeping patterns. Blue Light suppresses the bodies secretion of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness. Exposure to harmful blue light from electronic devices after the sun has gone down can lead to a disruption of our circadian rhythm, making it harder to fall asleep or get a good night’s rest. More sleep means a better mood and more energy! What’s not to love!
3 - As mentioned, Our eyes are not built for exposure to artificial light. The interior cornea and Lens of the eye are not good at managing or filtering Blue Light. Exposure to this light reduces contrast in our eyes and makes it difficult to focus. A Henshaw Blue Light Filter Lens will filter out up to 92% of harmful Blue Light from being absorbed by your Cornea which will reduce Digital Eye Strain, reduce that dry, itchy feeling after a long day at work, so that you can relax, unwind and binge on Netflix all evening! The collection is Unisex, and comes with or without prescription so ANYONE can wear them and start to see the difference for themselves!
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