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Digital Eye Strain
Are you getting digital eyestrain from staring at electronic screens all day?
information presented by the Vision Council
Nationwide, nearly one-third of adults spend more than half their waking hours (9+) using a digital device.
Digital device use for Millennials even greater
Among those who were born between 1981 and 1996:
- Nearly 40 percent spend at least nine hours on digital devices daily.
- Nearly 70 percent report symptoms of digital eyestrain.
- 84 percent own a smartphone.
- 60 percent take their smartphone to bed and use it as an alarm clock.
Source: The Vision Council
What’s the Problem?
Several major issues are caused by Digital screens. First, we tend to blink much less often when viewing electronic screens. This causes exces dryness and imbalance in our eyes, and strain.
Second, digital displays tend to more blue light. This is sometimes call HEV or High-Energy Visible light. Even what appears relatively white on screen is highly blue light spectrum. This blue spectrum has been determined to cause more strain than longer wavelenght colors.
Third, digital images are pixelated and cause our eyes to strain to focus on them.
Other issues that many people deal with are related to background light glare on screens, low light contrast on screens – especially when reading text, and wearing prescription glasses with focal distrances either much closer or farther than screen distance.
Woodbridge Optometry is proud to be able to donate your unused glasses to a wonderful program that a local student from Woodbridge High School started called Sight Learning. Check out this clip from CNN and see if you can spot Woodbridge Optometry and our favorite employee Bob!
At age 14, Yash Gupta of Irvine, California started Sight Learning, an organization that collects used eyeglasses from optometrists and donates them to organizations that can deliver them to children in need. Since 2011, Gupta has donated 9,500 pairs of glasses, worth nearly $500,000, to young people in Haiti, Honduras, India and Mexico. Woodbridge Optometry is proud to support Sight Learning and young heros like Yash Gupta!
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Vision Information – Latest News from Lighthouse International
The AOA is a partner in VisionConnection, an accessible, interactive online resource from Lighthouse International for people who are partially sighted or blind, the professionals who work with them, the families and friends who support them, and anyone looking for the latest information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation.
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All About Vision Web page is a overall site for information about your vision and visual system. It’s a great place to start your research about your vision questions.
The Macular Degeneration Partnership (MDP) provides accurate, timely and unbiased information on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A monthly online newsletter and an email subscription service keep patients and their families up to date on research, experimental treatments and low vision aids.
Information on laser vision correction refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL), CK, LASEK, Monovision and ICL, as well as cataract surgery, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.