Light sensitivity can lead to many problems at work, ranging from trouble seeing, to headaches, to even taking excessive breaks or time off from work. Light from the sun or artificial sources indoors (digital screens, fluorescent lights, etc.) can be managed with premium eyeglass lenses. According to new research from an upcoming Light Sensitivity white paper, over 8 in 10 clear lens wearers suffer from light sensitivity.
Harmful Blue Light
Harmful blue light is everywhere—both indoors and outdoors.
- Outdoors, employees are exposed to high-intensity harmful blue light from the sun. The sun is the most common source of harmful blue light. In fact, the sun produces 100 to 500 times more exposure to harmful blue light than digital devices. Squinting is the body's natural defense against harsh light and bright glare.
- Indoors, employees are exposed to harmful blue light from our screens, LED displays, and digital devices.
Over-exposure to harmful blue light can lead to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration—a sight stealing eye disease.1
Glare from a digital screen can cause the eyes to work harder, leading to digital eyestrain. According to The Vision Council, 80 percent of American adults say they use digital devices for more than two hours per—and 59 percent say they experience digital eyestrain.
Symptoms of digital eyestrain include:
- Dry eyes
- Blurred vision
- Neck and shoulder pain
Protecting Employees’ Eyes
Fixed tint sunglasses or photochromic lenses can block the appropriate light and protect retinal sensitivity at night. Premium lens options, like Transitions® Light Intelligent™ lenses, automatically adapt to changing light conditions and block100 percent of UV rays—helping protect against harmful blue light indoors and out.