Digital Eye Strain
Do your eyes hurt from the computer?
Digital Eye Strain(also known as Computer Vision Syndrome) is a rapidly growing problem in the United States and across the globe. It is classified as issues stemming from extended screen use, whether that’s on a desktop monitor, laptop, phone, or tablet. Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and neck and back pain.
The average American now spends 7.5 hours a day in front of computer screens and this is not without consequences. According to The Vision Council 200 million Americans already report symptoms of
Digital Eye Strain(DES). That’s more than 50% of the entire country! And this number is increasing by 7% per generation because younger generations use screens even more.
Felix Gray glasses are designed to combat
Digital Eye Strain. Our lenses filter blue light and eliminate glare, which are often cited as main culprits behind this growing epidemic. Blue light is the highest energy light on the visible light spectrum. It exists next to UV light. More studies link overexposure to issues like eye strain, sleep disturbance, and damage of the retina (specifically, the macula). Glare is unnecessary feedback that enters into our eye and many eye doctors claim this can further stress our eye.
In addition to Felix Gray glasses, we recommend the 20-20-20 rule (as many eye doctors do): every 20 minutes, look away from your screen, and stare at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.