Your eye health in the age of TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube
by Optoplus / August 2021
Staying connected to the world has never been more taxing on our eyes. From browsing the numerous social networks, binge-watching our favourite TV shows to our daily dependence on computers for work or school, we’re witnessing the long-term effects that too much screen time can have on long-term eye health. Whether you have a prescription or not, Eyezen®+ enhanced single vision lenses provide clearer vision and help protect your eyes from strain caused by overexposure to screens.
For 56% of Canadians1, checking their smartphone is the very last thing they see before drifting off to sleep. From TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, the apps we use are hyper-stimulating and can exhaust children’s vision.
The numbers don't lie
With more than one in five young people in Canada spending an average of 35 hours a week or more in front of a screen, the incidence of myopia in children is twice as high as it was 20 years ago, according to data gathered by the Association des optométristes du Québec (the Quebec Association of Optometrists). Because our smartphones must be held up-close to see their screens clearly, we’re faced with a number of vision-related problems, like visual fatigue and strain as well as dry eyes due to a lower blink rate2. And finally, the harmful blue light emitted by screens can even cause damage to our eye health, in addition to disrupting our sleep-regulating circadian rhythms.
Eyezen®+ lenses help protect the eyes by filtering out harmful blue light from the tablets, phones, televisions, and computers that take up space in our lives. The innovative, next-generation technology of these single vision lenses provides clearer, sharper vision to better see small pixels on our smartphones and helps relax the eyes by reducing eye strain.
Did you know that
Contrary to popular belief, digital lenses can benefit everyone's vision, including those who don’t wear glasses otherwise? Non-prescription eyewear enhanced with single vision lenses like Eyezen®+ can help protect your eyes from screen damage.
This back-to-school season, take control of your and your children’s eye health with an eye exam at an OPTOPLUS eye clinic and take the opportunity to ask your OPTOPLUS eye care professional about digital lenses and find out if they're right for you.
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