THE USE OF DIGITAL DEVICES IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. PEOPLE USE HANDHELD DEVICES FOR JUST ABOUT EVERY THING FROM PAYING BILLS TO READING BOOKS. WE ALSO SPEND LONGER AMOUNTS OF TIME IN FRONT OF COMPUTER SCREENS, LEAVING OUR EYES TIRED AND STRAINED.
THE EYEWEAR INDUSTRY HAS TACKLED THIS ISSUE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLUE FILTER LENSES WHICH HELP LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF HARMFUL LIGHT THAT REACHES THE EYES.
IN ADDITION TO DOCTOR RECOM- MENDED EYE REST EXERCISES THROUGH THE DAY, BLUE LIGHT LENSES ARE A VALUABLE CHOICE FOR THOSE WHO SPEND A LOT OF TIME LOOKING AT SCREENS.
The Lens: Tact Progressive Lenses
The Technology: Computer progressive lenses designed to improve concentration
If you spend hours each day staring at a computer screen, you may experience what physicians have identi ed as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), with symptoms ranging from headaches and double vision to dry eyes and sensitivity to light. TACT PROGRESSIVE LENSES are designed speci cally for pro-longed near visual tasks, like working inside an o ce, to help alleviate eyestrain and even reduce fatigue.
TACT lenses maximize your visual range and focus at arm’s length distances, providing a clearer viewing zone up to 5 times larger than conventional eye- glass lenses. And they’re available with our Super HiVision lens treatment to eliminate glare and re ections from o ce lights and computer screens. TACT lenses are also amazingly smudge-proof, so you can always focus on the task at hand.
CENTENNIAL The Lens: Choice BluSelect
The Technology : Protect eyes from UV and damaging Blue Light to 420nm.
Blue light technology must do more than simply protect against digital eyestrain. It is also vital to protect against Retinal Damage from HEV Light.
“It is important to understand the di erence between lenses which provide in-monomer blue light ltering and lens coatings which attempt to combine both anti- re ection and blue light re ection functions,” said Rick LeRoux, Director, Marketing & Communications (Lens Division) at Centennial Optical. “With BluSelect and BluTech lenses, the lens materials e ectively lter out
the most harmful, highest energy portion of the blue light spectrum, while being fully compatible with AR coatings.”
The lens also bene ts wearers by reducing sleep pattern disturbance and o ering virtually clear in-monomer blue light ltering. This lens is available in a variety of coatings.
The Lens: Vandelay O ce Reader
The Technology: Vandelay O ce Reader is your occupational solution lens for eyeglass wearers who spend any amount of time working at near and intermediate distances.
With comfortable near and intermediate visual areas and very little lateral astigmatism these lenses allow almost immediate adaption and allows natural posture when working on computers. This is a degressive lens with mul- tiple degression values. The Vandelay O ce Reader o ers 3 speci c viewing distances that provide the patients with a visual eld perfectly adapted to their individual needs. > www.plasticplus.ca
Nikon SeeCoat Blue UV
The Technology: Reducing light penetration from LED screens.
To address light as a result of LED screens, Nikon has de- veloped SeeCoat Blue UV. Designed to enhance contrast on digital screens while protecting the eyes from blue light, the lenses reduce eye strain after long exposure. Additional bene ts include a reduction of glare and longer lens durability from a stronger scratch resistance. >> www.nikonlenswear.com
ZEISS DIGITAL LENS APP
In the pursuit of providing the perfect digital lens, Zeiss has created the Digital Lens App.
consumers use the test to check for Digital Eye Strain and vision discomfort. Take a visual test to determines the level of eyestrain and advises consumers as to whether they should consult an ECP.
Available through the Apple and Google Devices. >> www.zeiss.ca