Facts That Everyone Needs to Know About Sunglasses

Tinted lenses dilate our pupils, and not all sunglasses filter-out damaging UVA and UVB radiation from the sun. A child’s pupils are larger than an adult’s, so more of the damaging UV radiation passes through to their retina. Wearing sunglasses that don’t protect properly can do more harm than not wearing any protection at all! For proper protection, lenses must block at least 60% of UVA and 70% of UVB radiation. Anti-glare treatment provides clearer vision, and protects the skin around our eyes from reflective burn. Polarized isn’t always the better option; one polarized pair plus one non polarized pair may be needed. Lens color makes a difference…specific activities are more likely to be e

Digital Eye Strain — it’s a Real “Pain-in-the-Neck”

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 Digital Eye Strain Report (download it below), nine out of 10 people with digital eye strain (D-E-S) say that they use devices for two or more hours daily. What is digital eye strain? The symptoms are dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision with neck and back pain. 75% of people who use two or more devices simultaneously report symptoms of D-E-S compared to 53% who use just one device at a time. Prolonged staring at high-energy visible (HEV), or blue light is a shock to our eyes. The affects are usually temporary, but productivity is reduced and preliminary research points to potential long-term damage. Too much screen time may be linked to age-related macu

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