Do you get sore eyes from staring at digital screens all day? Do your eyes hurt from staring at a computer all day? Are they dry and itchy?
Do you suffer from loss of focus, blurry vision or fatigue? Headaches or neck pain?
Well, you are not alone.
All these things are symptoms of digital eye strain (also called Computer Vision Syndrome) which is defined as the ‘physical discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen’.
In today’s digital world we live in, screens are no longer optional. Technology has completely transformed the way we live our lives as well as the demands on our eyes.
If you’re awake and not driving, doing the gardening or exercising, then you’re more than likely staring at a digital screen. All that screen time is affecting people’s health with the average Australian spending an average of 10 hours a day on digital device* & 65% of Australians experiencing digital eye strain on a daily basis**
The good news is there is a solution. There are a few ways to combat digital eye strain: you can adopt the 20-20-20 rule which says that for every 20 minutes of screen time you should look at something 20 feet (6 metres) away for 20 seconds. Another great tip is to ensure you position yourself at arms distance from your screen. Another great option to prevent your eyes from digital eye strain is to invest in a pair of stylish blue light filtering glasses.
Baxter Blue is new Sydney based company who have a great selection of fashionable non-prescription glasses that filters out the harmful blue light from the digital screens and alleviates the symptoms of digital eye strain.
*Australia: The Digital Media Nation, McCrindle Research, August 2013