April 6, 2017

New Technology for Your Technology

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I’ll admit it. I am on my smartphone a lot—as in all day long. Just like my kids are. During the day I’m using iPads and computers at work, and at night, I’m relaxing by using my iPad to stream the latest Netflix show. We cannot get away from technology because it is everywhere we turn and in everything we do. Being connected is part of everyday life – no matter if we are at work, at school, at church, or at the doctor’s office. Everywhere! It is no wonder that over 90% of adults are at risk for digital eye strain. Did you know as little as two hours in front of a screen can cause it? You may know the feeling: tired eyes, blurred vision, difficulty focusing, fatigue, dry and red eyes. It’s no fun.

Enter Eyezen technology. Eyezen lenses are enhanced to help you see comfortably regardless of what device you are using – from viewing a full-sized desktop monitor, a handheld smartphone, and everything in between. These new lenses provide “relief” that is built right into the lens. This technology helps reduce strain and keeps your eyes relaxed and comfortable throughout your digital day.

Eyezen lenses can be used whether you require a prescription lens or not, they are working to protect your eyes. Eyezen lenses filter out  harmful Blue Light. Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum. It comes from the sun, our digital screens, and fluorescent lights. It is absorbed deep in the eye, and it is one of the most intense forms of visible light to humans. So…there is good news and bad news. First, the good: Blue light from the sun can be beneficial in moderation by helping to regulate our internal clocks, and it plays a role in basic brain functions such as alertness, memory, emotion, and cognitive performance. Now, the bad: Harmful Blue Light (from our devices and artificial sources) has been linked to an increased risk of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration which is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 50.

So, protecting your eyes with Eyezen lenses is a smart decision. The Smart Blue Filter is built into the Eyezen lens – the result is a lens that still looks clear but offers the protection we all need. With this new technology, you can continue your digitally-connected lifestyle knowing you are giving your eyes the relief, comfort, and protection you deserve. I’m wearing mine right now!For more information, you can visit our website at www.renaissanceeyecare.com or call 256-767-5000 for more information.

 

— Dr. Kathy Warner

 

*Image from www.eyezenusa.com