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Introducing Blue Light Glasses to Earthing Oz with FREE shipping

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sore eyes

Do your eyes hurt from staring at a computer all day? Are they dry and itchy? Do you suffer from loss of focus, blurry vision or fatigue? Headaches or neck pain? All these things are symptoms of digital eye strain (also called Computer Vision Syndrome) which is defined as the ‘physical discomfort felt after after two or more hours in front of a digital screen’.

 

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digital screens

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours staring at digital screens, whether it’s the computer at work, mobile phone, iPad, PlayStation… or just relaxing the old fashioned way in front of TV. All this screen time can be hard on your eyes and can lead to eye strain.

some facts about digital eye strain

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    Hours a day – the number of hours the average Australian spends looking at a digital screen*

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    Of people report using using digital devices in the hours before going to sleep, which has been shown to disrupt sleep patterns by increasing alertness in the brain through the suppression of melatonin***

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    of digital device users experience digital eye strain symptoms with 75% of people who use two or more devices simultaneously affected**

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    of employees recently surveyed showed an increase in productivity by wearing computer eyewear

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Reading screens can sometimes hurt – Small type, screen glare and pixelated images force our eyes to work harder in order to focus. That’s counter-productive, uncomfortable – and yet another reason why your eyes are so tired all the time.

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there is a solution

We are very excited to welcome a wonderful range of blue light glasses to our Earthing Oz store. We have been searching for just the right glasses to bring you and we have finally found them!

Blue light is all around us. It exists naturally from the sun which regulates our circadian rhythm and tells our body when to wake up and go to sleep. In moderation, it can be beneficial and during the day it boosts attention, reaction times and mood.

However, recent studies have shown that over-exposure to blue light from artificial light sources – including digital screens on smartphones, tablets and computers – may have detrimental effects on our health. Digital eye strain, sleeping disorders and increased risk of macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness in industrialised nations – are just some of the concerns.

Blue light glasses for adults

Blue light glasses for kids

Blue light can also lead to other forms of fatigue beyond eye strain. As this article from Harvard Medical School explains, exposure to artificial blue light at night disrupts the circadian rhythm that causes the natural release of melatonin that helps us sleep. Because the blue light tricks our brain into believing it’s still daytime, falling asleep can be more difficult and we don’t sleep as deeply. Melatonin suppression and circadian disruption can also lead to other more serious side effects, including an increase in obesity and depression.

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sources

* Ernst & Young (2016). Digital Australia. Sydney, NSW
** Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma, 2016 Digital Eye Strain Report,
The Vision, Council, USA
*** health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/health-pubhlth-strateg-phys-act-guidelines
**** UAB School of Optometry – A study on worker productivity and computer vision

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