Feeling blue over blue light? Now that many of us are working from home, our prolonged screen time may actually cause some major discomforts to our eyes.
Between video conferences and social media updates, this constant exposure to blue light can lead to eye strain and to difficulties concentrating. Furthermore, if you are constantly working in an air-conditioned room or have uncorrected vision, your eyes are even more prone to these problems!
Why should I make no compromise on blue light protection ?
Blue light is emitted mainly by the sun, but also by a large number of LED (cold white LED lamps in particular) artificial light sources and digital tools. It can be one of the main contributing factors to the onset of visual fatigue. Indeed, the “unstructured” nature of the spectrum of these light sources can create a feeling of glare or discomfort for some people*. Nowadays, we spend more time using digital devices to work, learn and be entertained than we ever did before – something to bear in mind when choosing our glasses.
Protect your eyes from blue light exposure with these 5 simple changes
Take frequent breaks
While it’s hard for us to go on a complete digital detox, try to take a 10-minute break every 2 hours. This will give your eyes that much-needed rest and limit your blue light exposure.
Keep on blinking
Did you know your blink rate reduces significantly when you’re facing digital screens? Remind yourself to blink more by sticking a post-it note on your screen to help prevent dry eyes.
Position your screen right
Your eyes get tired quicker when you’re looking near than far. So before you start working, adjust your screen to be about an arm’s length away from you and tilt it slightly higher for more comfortable reading.
Get smart about your lenses
Relieve your eye strain by switching to protective and comfort-optimised Nikon ophthalmic lenses like Relaxsee NEO combined with Nikon blue light filter technology. This way, you can relax your eyes while maintaining focus for both near and far.
Protect your eyes from harmful blue light
Protect your eyesight from harmful blue light using protective lenses equipped with Nikon SeeCoat Blue UV coating.
*EYESTRAIN Origin & solutions www.pointsdevue.com : Collection of articles – 2005 to 2017