February 22, 2018
I used to lie to the eye doctor.
I remember being in elementary school and reading the eye exam chart. She’d say, “Cover your left eye with this and read me the letters”.
I knew the first letter of that row was a “Q”, but proudly, I’d say “O”.
Getting prescribed glasses was my goal. All the cool kids had them.
Unfortunately, she could read right through me. I actually had perfect vision. Unlike my parents who got glasses in kindergarten and 1st grade, I would have to go back year after year disappointed that I couldn’t pick out frames of my own.
In high school and into college, fake glasses were not only socially acceptable, but cool. Well… that is, if you were hipster enough to pull them off.
So, yea, not me.
Now, I’m on my computer or phone almost all day. I check my phone in the morning like it’s the newspaper and it is the last thing I look at before going to bed.
During the day, I do my school work on my laptop, constantly scroll through Instagram, and blog in my free time.
(I’m typically making excuses that I’m on these devices so much because I’m just preparing for my future career. Is that fair?)
Either way, my eyes are subject to damage because the hours I spend in front of a screen.
These digital screens emit a blue light. Prolong exposure can have great negative effects.
According to the Vision Council “Nearly 70% of Americans experience digital eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices.”
Digital eye strain is the problem.
“Exposure to artificial blue light causes eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches – symptoms of digital eye strain also known as Computer Vision Syndrome. Beyond damaging the eyes, exposure to blue light at night disrupts the circadian rhythm that regulates the release of melatonin, preventing us from falling asleep and degrading sleep quality.”
I get pretty bad headaches. I’ve passed out from pain so severe. Anything to help reduce that and improve my quality of sleep, I’m game for.
Enter “Pexel Eyewear” + an angel chorus:
A solution to my lifelong spectacle dream and a purpose far more beneficial than attempting to gain the “cool” factor.
This eyewear is beautifully designed, blocks 100% of UV rays, and look like a normal pair of glasses when you’re wearing them. Other computer glasses tend to be very yellow, but these glasses are incredibly transparent and clear.
I cannot wait to continue to wear these. I am confident computer glasses will become a necessity as people learn about the importance of protecting your eyes from digital eye strain.
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