Eye protection and preservation is crucial for eye health just as sunscreen is needed to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. The Vision Council presented vital information on how eye health and technology go hand and hand at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As technology changes our eyes are working harder and harder on a daily basis to process digital information. Computer screens, smart televisions and smartphones are just a few commonly used tools. Many everyday items are becoming digital to keep up with the ever-changing direction of technology. From smart watches to smart homes, eye activeness has elevated tremendously with no limit insight.
The Vision Council has performed extensive research on how the eyes are affected by the surge of digital information flourishing with technology. One particular study conducted in 2012 by The Vision Council found that more than one third of U.S. adults expressed spending four to six hours a day using digital media or associated electronic instruments. Fourteen percent declared spending more than ten to twelve hours per day. Additionally, the unparalleled amount of time children spend on electrical devices can also present cause for concern.
The Vision Council found an immense concern due to the increase of digital media is digital eyestrain or fatigue of the eyes. Digital eyestrain has eclipsed repetitive injuries such as carpal tunnel and tendonitis. Common symptoms of eyestrain include: tired or sore eyes, dry eyes and headaches. Anyone can be susceptible to digital eyestrain, from the everyday video gamer to the office executive.
At CES 2013, The Vision Council disseminated essential information for eye health. We spoke to Judi Kennedy from The Vision Council booth. Judi magnificently and enthusiastically explained the mission of The Vision Council and the vital role that eye protection plays in our ever-changing world of technology. She also explained many solutions, which can be made to improve eye health. Computer glasses were an eye-catching solution. The Vision Council booth provided an assortment of computer eyewear options. While trying the highly effective computer eyewear we immediately noticed a reduction in the computer screen glare. Also, our eyes seemed more relaxed while wearing the glasses. The glasses were available for prescription and nonprescription.
Recommended daily eye friendly solutions:
Enlarge smartphone font
Ergonomically-friendly computer equipment
Frequent eye breaks
Resetting browser and computer settings (to reduce eye strain)
The Vision Council and its continuous contribution to research and resources is momentous to eye health. At CES 2013 The Vision Council gracefully distributed key information while emphasizing the connection between eye care and technology. For more information on The Vision Council and update information on eye health, visit www.thevisioncouncil.org and www.eyecessorize.com they are great resources offering the foremost eye protection for any occasion. The Vision Council’s commitment to finding out the short and long-term impact of digital media while educating and providing resources for eye preservation is unprecedented.