We are so subject to innovation that it’s become an indispensable piece of our lives. Without using smart devices, we may not full-filled our days in this current era. But, do we aware what are the consequences of using it everyday in prolonged hours.
The 20-20-20 Rule
Movement Control Order caused by the Pandemic, had us all lock down at home for weeks even months. Besides spending quality times with family due this pandemic, I believe that the digital world stay with us most of the time too.
Most of us already get to know that at a certain point there will be a stage in our life of where digital devices will be the most popular and important things in human life. But do we aware of the negative impact of using smartphones or any other devices without knowing the proper fact and features about it?
Essilor Blue UV Capture lens introducing new lenses with the advance combination of molecular technology into the core of the lens, known as the Essilor Blue UV Capture, it efficiently filter out harmful blue-violet light, allowing only the blue-turquoise light pass through.
Computer devices, gadgets and all other VDU devices are the main emission of blue light. Based on studies, blue light entering human eyes help in boosting attention, reaction and mood during the day. However, the blue light can cause damage to the retina. Blue light has the shortest wavelength and contains the highest energy in the visible light spectrum, it can cause eyestrain, headaches, and including macular degeneration after long exposure.
Essilor Blue UV Capture lens provides a feature of blocking at least 20% of harmful blue-violet light, up to 3 times more protection against harmful blue-violet light than regular prescription lenses.
Ordinary blue cut lens usually appear yellowish, giving a less cosmetic feature and lack of natural colour. This is due to cutting blue light leads to a yellow residual tint on lens. According to physics, blue and yellow belongs to complementary colours, when blue light is absorbed, the yellow as the other complementary colours will appeared. In order to remove the yellow tint appearance, Blue UV Capture is added with a colouring agent that neutralize the yellow residual tint for creating a optical clear lens.
1.Is Blue UV Capture protects under UV radiation other than blue light?
Yes. Blue UV Capture provides 100% UV protection as it filters out harmful violet light spectrum this includes UV-rays emits from the hot sun.
2. What is the difference between Blue UV Capture and normal blue filter lens?
Blue UV Capture is the new molecular technology material used to build the lens, is inside the lens, while blue filter is only the coating on the surface of the lens.
3. Why blue light is not 100% filter?
Not all the blue light is harmful. Filtering all the blue lights will affect the natural colour as it lost the blue colour. Blue light is distinguished into blue-violet and blue turquoise. Blue-violet belongs to high energy harmful wavelength in the light spectrum, which are harmful to the eyes, filtering it and left over the harmless blue turquoise light preserve the natural vision with consists blue colour.
4. Is Blue UV Capture available on all types of lenses?
It is available on certain types of lenses belongs to Essilor, this includes single vision lenses, multifocal lenses, and myopia management lenses.
5. Is Blue UV Capture effective on eye problems cause by increasing near work task besides facing computer or gadgets use?
Blue UV Capture lens technology aimed for the functional use on reducing harmful blue light entering the eyes, reduce the risk on causing damage to the retina. However, eyestrain cause by increasing near work task (not by VDU devices) may comes from individual eye conditions, this includes the individual might be having eye condtions such as presbyopia, accommodative insufficiency, or eye muscle spasm.
Blue light glasses is a good option to filter out harmful blue ray. Blue light is one of the visible light of the light spectrum. Blue light has a short frequency, thus creates a higher measure of vitality. Studies propose that, after some time, introduction to the blue finish of the light range could cause genuine long term harm to your eyes. Blue light has a wavelength of between approximately 380nm and 500nm; making it one of the shortest, highest-energy wavelengths.
Digital Eye Strain is defined as the physical eye discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen. Essilor Lenses – Eyezen is here now to protect you from getting digital eye strains. A combination of factors including the proximity at which we view digital screens, the frequency and length of time of this use, and physical responses to screen habits, have conspired to cause visual discomfort.
Digital Eye Strain originates from the over exertion of the ciliary eye muscles. When focusing on close objects, the eyes accommodate to try and create the clearest possible image. The eye accommodates by flexing the ciliary muscle which changes the curvature of the crystalline lens. Digital eye strain comes from this prolonged contraction or “flexing” of the ciliary eye muscles.
Here are some of the most common conditions you can experience by staring at screens for too long:
- Dry eyes
- Eye Strain
- Tired Eyes
Harmful Blue Light is all around you, due to the increasing use of devices and new lighting technologies inside and sunlight outside. Harmful Blue Light is one of many risk factors such as age, genetics, diet, lifestyle, and occupation that may contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness in adults over the age of 60.
Eyezen are new and innovative lenses designed to address modern digital lifestyle, and provide comfort and protection. They have been engineered with 3 exclusive technologies.
- Eyezen focus – Helps to see more clearly and comfortably regardless of the size and distance of the screens.
- Light scan – protect eyes from harmful blue light
- WAVE technologies – provide sharper vision than traditional single vision lenses.
- Maximized distribution of the prescription power on the lens to provide extra focusing support and contain a small amount of accommodative relief to help alleviate eye strain caused by viewing near objects, like cell phones and tablets.
- Deflection of a significant amount of the dangerous blue-violet light while letting beneficial blue-turquoise light pass through
- Fine-tuned lens surface providing a sharper vision
BENEFITS OF EYEZEN LENSES
- Reduce visual fatigue during prolonged use of a smartphone and allow better readability of small characters.
- More vivid colors in the day, sharper vision at night
- Reduce glare and help to prevent premature aging of your eyes caused by prolonged exposure of harmful blue-violet light
Eyezen lenses are a more complete solution to modern vision problems than ordinary single vision lenses.
Let’s screen your vision today and do let us know if you have experienced digital eye strain as well. Book an appointment with the best optometrist in KL now.
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KIDS COMPUTER VISION
Kids computer vision
In the world of Internet and smartphones, kids are more connected than ever. The latest survey showed that over 90% of kids in the world uses a computer.
As computers extensively becomes part of our lives, so does the high exposure of blue light from our monitors / smartphone screens.
The advent of blue-light is that the wave-length can seep through the anterior anatomy of your eye and goes directly to your retina. Increased exposure evidently cause numerous symptoms.
Prolong exposure give rise to eye-strain, due to increased retina bleaching and harmful absorbent of the blue wave-length.
Constant eye-strains will lead to headaches. Kids with regular headaches tend to be cranky and will try to dissociate themselves from school work or assignment.
Blue-light wave-length has proven to cause insomnia or the inability to get good sleep. Kids may suffer at school or their daily functions.
And hence, they may exhibit complaints such as lack of focus and tiredness from time to time.
With a risk of myopia progression especially with long hours of computer usage.
Come to Malaya Optical to have your kids vision examined by our licensed optometrist.
Kids and computer vision
Computer Vision Syndrome, also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of digital screen use.
The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) or Digital Eye Strain are
- blurred vision
- dry eyes
- neck and shoulder pain
These symptoms may be caused by:
- poor lighting
- glare on a digital screen
- improper viewing distances
- poor seating posture
- uncorrected vision problems
- a combination of these factors