Is there anything we can do to help slow down the damaging effect of screen time?

All of your screen time is aging your eyes

For every age and generation, the amount of screen time is taking a toll on our eyes and vision. Doctors are reporting that people in their 20s and 30s have eyes that appear and act much older. Beyond aging our eyes, all of the blue light and screen time is negatively affecting our sleeping patterns. 

Besides reducing your screen time, there are many things that you can do to minimize the harmful blue rays emitted from screens. 

  1. Get blue light filtering lenses for your next pair of eyewear. For every type of frame, we can help you pick out lenses that improve your vision AND protect your eyes from all the screen time. 
  2. Increase the text size on your smartphone to reduce your need to strain your eyes. 
  3. Consider having a lamp on at night while using your device. 
  4. Use night mode on your smartphone device which helps to cuts down on the blue light hitting your eyes. 

Knowing that screen time can be damaging for our eyesight along with other physical and mental issues, technology companies are coming up with systems to help. Recently Facebook announced that it could alert you after you used the social media platform for a pre-set period. Apple next generation of smartphone software will come with robust tracking and monitoring to give users an exact picture of their screen time and usage

Regardless of your approach, remember to do what you can to take care of your eyes, so they can keep taking care of you.