Surrounded by smartphones, computer screens, tablets, and more, your employees are exposed to an unprecedented level of blue light, even at home and in the workplace. It’s Workplace Eye Wellness Month and we’re sharing some simple solutions for your employees to combat digital eye strain on the job.
If your employees are looking at screens for hours while on the job, they have likely felt the effects of blue light and digital eye strain. What are the symptoms of digital eye strain? The American Optometric Association says, “…you might notice your vision blurs, and your eyes feel achy and tired. You may also find your eyes become dry, and will tear or sting.” Luckily, there are several things your employees can do to relieve digital eye strain in both life and work.
At your employees’ next annual eye exam, they can talk to their VSP network doctor about their working environment and ask about the best options for combating digital eye strain. Even if they don’t wear corrective lenses, some anti-reflective coatings, including blue-light-reducing lens coatings, are available for non-prescription eyewear.
It’s a good idea to power down devices before heading to bed. Also, your employees can consider lowering screen brightness or enabling blue light filters such as night mode to help reduce the glare from devices.
If your employees are spending lots of time looking at digital devices at work, they should be sure to take frequent breaks to get up, stretch, and give their eyes a rest.
Your employees are likely concerned about blue light exposure and digital eye strain in work or everyday life. With VSP vision insurance, they can visit a VSP network doctor to find a solution that works best for their lifestyle.
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