We are privileged to live in an advanced age at the turn of the 21st century. Electronic devices are everywhere in our world today and make our everyday interactions with the world around us ever easier, safer, and more convenient. Although many positive effects have resulted from these devices in our everyday lives, a darker, more dangerous side exists to all of this progress and convenience. Blue light, also known as high energy visible light, is emitted by many of these electronics and is a serious threat to eye health which was previously unknown and irrelevant in generations past.
Living in such an advanced age, each of us, on average, spends roughly 25 hours every week staring at the screen of one of our electronic devices. To put this in perspective, that means that each of us spends more than one entire day, without sleeping, in front of devices that emit blue light that is proven to do serious damage to our visual system. Eyestrain, headaches, and fatigue are common side effects.
Fortunately, cutting edge technological solutions to this growing epidemic exist. We are proud to bring you GUNNAR Optiks®, the world’s leading creator and manufacturer of computer eyewear. Dr. Anshel is a member of the GUNNAR Optiks® Development Team and can provide you with a personalized fit. We'd like to introduce you to the latest advancement in powerful eye protection and specific glasses needed for computer comfort.
Patients who spend hours on electronic devices are at increased risk of eyestrain and problems falling asleep at night. For more information about blue light and how to protect yourself, contact us today.