What Exactly Is Digital Vision Syndrome? (DVS)
To put it simply, Digital Vision Syndrome or DVS to be short, is the result of constant and extended use of digital screens which causes symptoms like blurry vision, headaches, eye strain, and dry eyes. Due to constant gadget use and exposure to blue light radiation (Sunlight, fluorescent and LED lighting, and especially electronic screens all radiate blue wavelengths), your eyes could and would eventually suffer from this disease. It’s basically the bane of everyone’s eyes in this 21st century.
But is it really that rampant to be worried about it? I mean, isn’t blurry vision, headaches, and dry eyes just considered a norm now in this society living in the digital age? Well for starters, DVS accelerates the rate of degeneration of the eyes. It is one of the sole reasons that the world is experiencing higher and higher rates of vision problems or impairments.
Now you may be wondering, “How are you supposed to prevent or remedy this when everything is computerized now?”. Good question, let’s find out, shall we?
How Do You Prevent This?
Some of you may have already heard of the 20-20-20 vision rule. It’s the most popular eye remedy known to the public which makes you take a 20 second break every 20 minutes by looking at objects 20 feet away. But why not go the extra mile of protecting your eyes with these other tips
- Always get the right lighting. Specially at night, position your lights so that it doesn’t reflect off the screen. The glare of harsh lighting can cause headaches which we obviously don’t want.
- Specialized lenses for eyeglasses can be purchased almost anywhere. They all go by different names, Anti-Radiation Lens, Blue Light Lens, or Blue Shield Lens. The point is they all do the same thing which is to block the harmful blue light radiation of everything we see which greatly helps preventing DVS.
- Use your phone’s night mode. Most smartphones have a pre-installed night mode for people to use in order to reduce the phone’s blue light glare so take advantage of it!
- Lastly, simply get your eyes checked. Optometrists put your eye health as their primary concern and all of them are generally experienced when it comes to dealing with DVS. Don’t worry, you only need to get your eyes checked once every few months so you could get your eye health in top shape!
It’s never too late to take care of your eyes. Whether you’re driving, working, or studying, the solutions to Digital Vision Syndrome aren’t too hard to do. If you think about it, destroying your eyes takes more time than taking care of them.
Visit our stores for an eye exam to check for DVS symptoms. But first, check out our Eye Exam page to claim your Free Blue Shield Lenses Coupon.