Emerging research studies have identified blue light as the most toxic wavelength in the visible spectrum that our eyes are unable to filter naturally.
Sources of Blue Light
Blue light is everywhere. Our eyes are exposed to blue light from sources that are important in our day-to-day lives. The sun, computer screens, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, LED TV’s, fluorescent bulbs, LED lighting, and gaming devices are just a few examples of where we encounter blue light everyday.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Despite the benefits of modern-day technology, it has also led to a group of eye and vision-related problems. Collectively, this group is called Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS. CVS is caused by spending an extended amount of time looking at computer screens and other digital devices.
Short Term Consequences of Blue Light Exposure
Common symptoms of CVS include: eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry and irritated eyes, and neck/shoulder pain. More recent research points to a possible link between long term exposure of blue light and earlier onset of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Protecting Your Eyes From Blue Light Exposure
Help protect your eyes from harmful blue light with Crizal Prevencia no-glare lenses. This product is embedded with a Smart Blue Filter feature to help reduce exposure to harmful blue light. Select premium lenses including Varilux Digital Computer Progressives lenses and Eyezen lenses can be combined with Crizal Prevencia for the ultimate protection against harmful light and putting an end to computer vision syndrome.
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