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As technology advances, the use of computers, laptops, and other digital screens has become increasingly common. With this, concerns about eye strain and its potential impact on health have risen. So, how do computer screens affect our eyes, and what can we do to reduce strain?
First of all, staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time can cause eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). This can lead to symptoms such as headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and neck and shoulder pain. Factors that contribute to CVS include poor lighting, glare, and not taking enough breaks when using screens. Yep that’s me. Some days I feel like I only get up to go to the loo.
Mike Buch talks about the damage computer screens do to our eyes
Damage caused by Blue Light
One way that screens can cause eye strain is by emitting blue light. Blue light is a short-wavelength light that is known to cause disruptions in the circadian rhythm, which can lead to sleep issues. In addition, blue light has been linked to retinal damage over time. While screens themselves do not necessarily emit enough blue light to pose a significant risk, the amount of time we spend looking at screens can add up to a significant exposure.
Another way that screens cause eye strain is by forcing our eyes to focus at a fixed distance for a long time. This causes our eye muscles to work harder, which can lead to discomfort. For example, reading a book requires our eyes to shift focus regularly, making it less likely to cause strain.
So, what can be done to reduce the potential impact of computer screens on our eyes?
One solution is to reduce blue light exposure. This can be achieved through blue light filters, screen protectors, or by using apps or software to reduce blue light. I love the Australian based Baxter Blue, Blue Light blocking glasses.
Another option is to take regular breaks when using screens, allowing our eyes to rest and adjust focus. Experts recommend the 20-20-20 rule, where every 20 minutes you look away from the screen and focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Why you need IlluminEyes?
Support your eyes and skin with the powerful ingredients in IlluminEyes™! IlluminEyes was created with your eyes in mind. Featuring lutein and zeaxanthin, this proprietary formula helps reduce eye strain, maintain healthy eyesight and helps enhance skin health. IlluminEyes can also help support healthy vision development.
How can lutein and zeaxanthin support my eyes?
Lutein and zeaxanthin filter high-energy blue wavelengths of light and maintain healthy eye functions. Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are also in goji berries the main ingredient in Ningxia Red.
Features and Benefits of Illumineyes
- Contains antioxidants
- Reduce free radicals formed in the body
- Helps reduce free radical damage to body cells
- Maintain healthy eye function
- Relieve eye strain
- Helps support healthy vision development
- Relieve visual fatigue
- Support healthy eyesight and vision
- Helps enhance skin health
- Maintain skin elasticity
- Helps enhance and improve skin strength
Illumineyes is made without any synthetic ingredients or artificial colours and a vegetarian-friendly formula. The Vitamin A comes from naturally occurring beta-carotene, the Vitamin C comes from acerola cherries, and the lutein and zeaxanthin are sourced from marigold flower extract.
- Wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) fruit juice powder – 117 mg
- Acerola cherry (Malpighia glabra) fruit powder – 24 mg (equivalent to 420 mg fresh fruit)
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid from Acerola cherry) – 10 mg
- Lutein (from Marigold flower) – 20 mg
- Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) – 10mg
- Zeaxanthin (from Marigold flower) – 4mg
- Beta carotene – 2.6 mg (433 mcg RE)
Take 1 capsule daily.
- If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
- If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, do not take vitamin A supplements without consulting your doctor or pharmacists. When taken in excess of 3000 micrograms retinol equivalents, vitamin A can cause birth defects. The recommended daily amount of vitamin A from all sources is 700 micrograms retinol equivalents for women and 900 micrograms retinol equivalents for men.
- If you are breastfeeding, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Vitamins and minerals should not replace a balanced diet.
What else can be done to help eye strain?
Lastly, It is also important to make sure that your computer screen is at an appropriate distance, with adequate lighting and minimal glare.
In summary, while the use of digital screens is becoming increasingly common, it is important to consider the potential impact on our eyes. By understanding the causes of eye strain and taking appropriate precautions, we can minimize the impact of computer screens on our eye health.