Honestly, how much time do you spend staring at a digital screen? If you're like most people you probably use at least one digital device daily.
In fact, numbers show that more than 90 percent of people aged between 20 and 65 are using multiple screens - a computer, smartphone, television, or tablet, for up to 10 hours or more a day and get this, the majority of them use two or more of their devices at the same time. That's definitely a lot of digital screen exposure!
And what are the consequences? More than 65 percent of Americans have had symptoms of digital eye strain, including neck, shoulder and back pain, eye strain, headaches, dry and itchy eyes, and blurred vision.
It's a growing epidemic and luckily, short of unplugging completely, there's a simple remedy you can do to save yourself the headache.
Blue light and eye strain
First off, what's the primary cause of this digital eye strain? Studies show that blue light exposure from our screens is the main culprit.
The blue light spectrum reaches deeper into the eye and can actually cause damage to our retinas. In turn, our eyes have to work even harder to focus on the small type and pixelated images on today’s digital screens, which can cause eye strain, headaches, dry eyes, and blurred vision.
Additionally, this exposure can lead to more serious eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
High levels of blue light also affect our circadian rhythms, making it difficult to fall asleep, and worse, it can lead to physical complications like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
These are all alarming and tangible effects but surprisingly, 27 percent of Americans don't know that you can prevent these symptoms by doing this one simple thing - wear special glasses that filter out harmful blue light.
Enter Foster Grant's e.Reader
Foster Grant, the popular maker of fashionable eyewear, may just have the answer to protect your eyes against the potentially devastating effects of this particularly harmful light spectrum caused by our digital lifestyles!
The Foster Grant e.Reader line of reading glasses is for this specific purpose - to filter out the harmful blue light transmission emanating from our screens.
Using an advanced design with a patented scratch-resistant lens coating technology, Foster Grant e.Readers block approximately 30 percent of potentially harmful blue light in the 415-455 nanometer range of the visible light spectrum.
This reduces screen glare, improves contrast and helps fight the effects of digital eye strain. If you're constantly on your smartphone, tablet, desktop, and laptop, this kind of eye protection is vital.
Affordable and stylish
With all this advanced lens technology going on, you might think that Foster Grant e.Readers are too expensive or too geeky to wear in public.
Well, you'll be pleased to know that e.Readers are really affordable and they're available in a wide range of diopters and an assortment of fashionable frames. They're stylish enough that people around you won't even notice that you're already proactively protecting yourself from digital eyestrain!
So do your eyes a favor, with your modern digital lifestyle, make sure you're protecting them with Foster Grant's e.Reader glasses! And because you read it here, you can get 20% off today!