SCREEN THOSE ONLINE EYESFallout from gluing our eyes to screens 24/7 is no joke. The blue-light emitted from screens can add increased strain to our screen-centric lives. Our specialised screen lenses have been shown to cut out up to 30% of blue-light emissions. Mum said I would get square eyes from sitting too close to the screen….don’t tell me she was right about this one too?!
WITHOUT SCREEN COATING :(
Blue-light exposure can cause headaches, sore eyes, disruptive sleep and has been linked to age-related macular degeneration.
No one wants old eyeballs.
WITH SCREEN COATING :)
By cutting blue-light intake by up to 30% you can give those peepers a little rest - without interrupting you viewing the latest beauty blogger fail vid.
DIGITAL EYE STRAIN
What is it? Physical discomfort caused by screen use longer than two hours at a time
Is this me? If you are anything like the 83% of Americans who report using digital devices for more than 2 hours a day- it could be!
Symptoms Dry eyes, headaches , blurred vision, reduced attention span, irritability
What is it? Blue wavelengths occur naturally in the light spectrum and are beneficial during the day, boosting attention, reaction times and mood. Blue light contains more energy than warmer colours such as reds and oranges.
Digital Screens Emit artificial blue light, all day every day. And we can’t tear ourselves away.
So why is this bad? Blue light itself is not bad. However the prolific use of screens in our day to day lives (53% of Americans report using two digital devices Simultaneously, The Vision Council), along with energy efficient lighting (LED and florescent light emit higher amounts of blue light than incandescent globes) is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, particularly at night. Blue light (over other light colours) causes the most upset to our circadian rhythms by supressing melatonin and impacting restful sleep patterns.
BLUE LIGHT BLOCKERS
How it works The Book Club +0 Screen lenses cuts down blue-light absorption by 30%, limiting the over exposure to blue light emitted from screens and indoor lighting around the clock.
Recommendations Experts suggest that with no blue light protections, people should not to look at bright screens two to three hours before going to bed. Tbh no one is following that rule though, are they?
Let’s look after our sleep! Short sleep has also been linked to an increased risk of depression, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular problems (Harvard Health 2012: 2015)
Screen lovers everywhere! Remember, digital eye-strain begins around the two hour mark of using those screens. Cutting out blue-light can improve sleep and reduce digital eye-strain.
Shift workers A University of Toronto study concluded that shift workers and night owls could use anti blue-light eyewear to reduce exposure after sundown, lowering the impact on the sleep inducing hormone Melatonin.
And why not? Regular blue light exposure throughout the day give you will a natural boost for alertness, but when you’re lying in bed with one eye on your phone, or staring at your computer day in day out in that fluro lit workspace- we want to help.