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Digital Eye strain on Rampage.
Indian techies are No.#1 victims of digital eyestrain

man wearing zebriana glasses to fight digital eyestrain

DIGITAL EYE STRAIN MEANING & SERIOUSNESS

Digital eye strain is a symptom of computer vision syndrome (CVS). Although it is not disease but a condition of visual & neurological discomfort caused by excessive use of digital screens. Untreated digital eye strain might give birth to other problems like headache, bad mood, fatigue & irritation, migraine attack, significant reduction in overall productivity etc. It should be noted that digital eyestrain alone neither cause injury nor spread from one person to another but there are scientific studies about certain causes of digital eye strain that can accelerate permanent blindness. So if one is experiencing eyestrain in front of screens then it makes a lot of sense to prevent & treat it by getting in touch with an eye care professional or ophthalmologist.

INDIAN TECHIES ARE BECOMING THE VICTIMS OF DIGITAL EYE STRAIN

India is a country that generates a huge number of techies every year. As per a survey by technology community website named TechGig, 84% of programmers learn to code by 24 years of age. Coding is something which is better understood when done practically on a computer/ laptop. Moreover one can not make & test a software program on a piece of paper. Our Indian techies work rigorously to code, compile and make a program work due to which they are more exposed to the harmful strong rays of computer as compared to a normal user. Some techies admit that they spend even 15 hours  in front of digital screens and experience eye strain. As per the internal statistics of Zebriana® most of the people who look for treatment for computer vision syndrome were technology geeks. It should be understood that not only software programmers but other people also like bloggers, graphic designers etc who use technology to earn their bread and butter also fall in the techie segment and should be careful about their eye health.

CAUSES & LONG TERM EFFECTS OF DIGITAL EYE STRAIN ON TECHIES

Only a person who spends time in front of electronic screens experiences digital eye strain. This condition of visual discomfort should not be confused with simple eye strain due to refractive errors like myopia, presbyopia, astigmatism etc that arises when the error is not fixed by ocular methods. Although if you have refractive errors then it is more likely for you to experience digital eye strain with even more intensity. Since digital technology is a subject that is still very new and hence studies are still going on. So it will be a bit difficult to tell about digital eye strain long term effects. Although scientists of top health institutes like UT (University of Toledo) & NIH (National Institute of Health) have concluded after a long research that blue light which is a key cause of such eye strain, can cause blindness in a speedy manner.

DIGITAL EYE STRAIN STATISTICS & REPORTS BASED ON SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

There have been many studies & research conducted about digital eye strain and its causes. Here we will discuss few interesting statistics and share only strong authority websites which may help you to dig more information about the discussed problem.

Vision counsel of America conducted a survey and found that:-

– 33 % experienced digital eye strain

– 80% people reported using digital devices an hour prior to sleep

– 15% participants reported that they have noticed reduced attention span in their children after being exposed to the digital screens.

Web-links about the scientific studies:

METHODS FOR DIGITAL EYE STRAIN PREVENTION & TREATMENT

✓ Just keep your eyes off the computer & smartphone screen. Yes, the best single hammer-hit technique to prevent the annoying digital eye strain is by completely avoiding electronic screens and opting for a method called digital detoxification. The fact is that it is not as easy as it sounds. You can’t avoid those facebook & whatsapp notifications without  a strong will power, hence one may opt for other methods that are mentioned below.

✓ Most of the digital device users are usually below 40 years of age and face problem focusing on small sized text. So increasing the font size of your device can improve the level of comfort. Just imagine if the font size of this article was too small ? You might have skipped this information about digital eye strain, no matter how useful it is. 

✓ Reduce the screen brightness. This could be different for all. So adjust as per your comfort. 40 to 50% brightness works for most of the people.

✓ Wear Anti Digital Eye Strain Glasses every time you work in front of laptop or smartphone screen. This hardly costs about INR 2000 or 2500 but works like a life saver. We will be discussing about it below in more detail.

✓ Do not work continuously and take frequent breaks from digital screens. All ophthalmologists recommend 20-20-20 rule to alleviate the digital eye strain which means looking an object which is placed 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds, after every 20 minutes of work.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE ANTI DIGITAL EYE STRAIN GLASSES

Anti digital eye strain glasses are also known as computer glasses. They provide a comprehensive solution to provide relief in digital eye strain by blocking the high intensity blue light of the computer & smartphone screens. Comfort is an integral function of such eyeglasses. As per an scientific report it was found that blue light which plays a prime role in alleviating this kind of eye strain can even speed up blindness by killing the cells. Wearing computer glasses is like wearing a safety helmet and is recommended for every computer & mobile user. Zebriana® is brand which provides high quality computer glasses in India.