In our fast paced world, computers and digital devices are a constant for people of all ages. Digital Eye Strain is an increasingly prevalent diagnosis that encompasses the strain felt with the use of devices such as computers, tablets, cell phones and laptops. Symptoms include eye fatigue, headaches, tiredness, dry eye, redness and blurred vision. Additionally, the high-frequency blue light emitted from most devices has been shown to have harmful effects on the macula, and is now thought to be a leading cause of Macular Degeneration. Lastly, studies now show that blue light can disrupt circadian rhythms and lead to sleep difficulties.
At Lamm David Eye Care, we have encompassed many options to alleviate those symptoms and to protect your eyes from harm. Options include anti-fatigue contact lenses, designed to relieve your eyes from the constant focusing demand that comes from computer usage. We also offer multiple anti-fatigue lens designs for our glasses wearers that provide much needed relief!
Furthermore, we recommend a Blue-Blocker Anti-reflective coating to all of our patients exposed to the blue light emitted from digital devices and LED lighting. This coating helps to protect your retina from the damaging effects of long term exposure, and helps to reduce your risk of macular degeneration and digital eye strain. It also provides crisper, sharper vision and decreases glare.