Getting Rid of Back to School Blues


With children returning back to school this week, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use.  The demand for children to use computer technology has increased greatly over the years. It is nearly impossible to keep children from using digital devices with online home work assignments and apps such as, Pokemon Go and that pays a toll on the little ones’ eyes. However, signs and symptoms of computer vision syndrome can also be observed in adolescents and adults.

Blue light exposure also plays a major role in the symptoms of CVS. These high-energy wavelengths of light are emitted from computer screens and hand-held devices, such as computers, smartphones and tablets.  Sleep disorders in children and adolescents, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, neck pain, shoulder pain, and fatigue can be worsened by exposure to blue light radiating from digital equipment. Using digital devices for 3 hours or longer each day can dramatically increase the signs and symptoms of CVS.

We recommend our ZEISS Digital Lens combined with DuraVision® BlueProtect anti-reflective treatment. This unique lens reduces glare and blocks the harmful blue light. It also provides a wide, clear distance zone and comfortable near zone for stress-free viewing of digital screens. The Digital lens combined with Blue Protect is one of the best ways to reduce everyday back to school blues.