What is Digital Eye Strain?

Phonetic Eyewear’s line of computer glasses helps alleviate the symptoms associated with digital eye strain. That sounds great, right? Yeah, we think so too. But before we jump the gun let’s take a look at what exactly digital eye strain is.

Digital Eye Strain is a series of symptoms that are the result of spending too much time viewing digital devices, like computers, smartphones, tablets, even some TVs. Symptoms can include:

  • blurred vision
  • headaches
  • eye pain
  • fatigue
  • muscle strain in the neck and back
  • difficulty focusing

Why do we experience some of these symptoms after a long day at the office or hours of homework? Digital devices emit a disproportionate amount of violet blue light commonly referred to as “blue light.” This light is what makes the whites on your computer screen appear so bright. That bright white light may seem crisp and clear, but its unnatural coloring creates glare and causes strain to our eyes that can lead to headaches and other symptoms.

Phonetic Eyewear can help reduce the symptoms of Digital Eye Strain as the lenses deflect and absorb a portion of the blue light before it reaches your eyes. Other things to remember when you spend a lot of time on the computer? Adjust the brightness of you screen, always sit comfortably and at a safe distance from the screen, and remember to give yourself a break once and awhile! Take a quick walk, write a handwritten letter, or drink an ice cold cup of water.