Biofinity Energys Contact Lenses & Digital Eyestrain
On average, people spend about 6 hours a day using digital technology nowadays! This includes viewing your smartphone, tablet, computer screen or any electronic device. Unfortunately, there are side effects that can be caused by our high-tech lifestyle. It doesn’t matter what gadget you favor, all digital equipment can contribute towards the development of Computer Vision, an uncomfortable or painful contemporary condition.
Common Symptoms of Computer Vision
Symptoms vary between individuals, and the amount of time you spend using digital tech is generally proportionate with the severity of irritation. Untreated vision conditions, such as weak eye coordination, astigmatism, farsightedness and presbyopia can also increase the level of discomfort that you experience. That’s why it is essential to visit our Wylie, TX, eye doctor for regular eye exams to confirm that your eyes are healthy and your vision prescription is accurate.
People with Computer Vision can experience the following:
- Eyestrain and fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Dry eyes
- Constant need to blinkor rub your eyes
- Neck and shoulder pain
Causes of Computer Vision
Gazing at a digital screen stresses your visual system in many ways. First of all, the font may not be crisp enough and the contrast between background and text may be weak. The angle of your screen in relation to your seat may strain your neck and back, in addition to your eye muscles. Blue light, which is emitted by all digital tech, is the other primary cause of Computer Vision and digital eyestrain.
Blue Light Basics
Blue light has one of the shortest wavelengths on the spectrum of visible light, which also means that it has one of the highest levels of energy. The sun releases natural blue light and devices such as LED lights, fluorescent lighting and digital screens emit artificial blue light. Therefore, you are constantly surrounded by this light wave! So, what’s the problem with that?
Blue wavelengths flicker, which can create a glow that disturbs visual comfort and clarity. Over time, this flickering can lead to uncomfortable physical symptoms. Additionally, huge amounts of blue light hitting our eyes may threaten your lasting vision as it has been associated with an increased rate of macular degeneration and retinal damage.
Contact Lenses to Prevent Computer Vision
Biofinity Energys contact lenses by CooperVision, are designed to combat digital eyestrain. These monthly wear lenses have a specialized design called “Digital Zone Optics.” To explain, Biofinity Energys contact lenses have numerous aspheric curves across the face of the lens in order to minimize eyestrain as the wearer shifts between viewing near and far. This enables a smoother transition between looking at your computer screen and into the distance off-screen.
Additionally, Biofinity Energys contact lenses have enhanced moisture retention, which is extremely helpful because most people tend to blink less when using digital devices. That’s one reason why dry eyes are so common. These contact lenses feature Aquaform technology, which binds water to the lenses – thereby increasing softness, breathability and hydration. The lenses also have a special rounded edge that decreases interaction between your inner eyelids and the contacts, helping to improve wearing comfort.
There is no reason to adapt to eye discomfort caused by digital screens. Biofinity Energys contact lenses specifically target people who suffer from sore eyes due to using computers and electronic devices regularly.
Computer Vision Treatment in Wylie, TX
There is no singular solution to alleviate Computer Vision, yet our eye doctors can recommend many strategies and therapies to prevent and treat this annoying condition. We’ll perform a thorough eye exam to evaluate your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment, such as Biofinity Energys contacts lenses. Our optometrists will help restore your quality, comfortable vision when using a computer. Contact our Wylie eye care clinic to schedule your appointment today!