Since I started working with a business coach, I’ve been tracking the amount of screen time I spend on my phone in an effort to understand where the hours of my day go. My average is generally around four hours per day. FOUR HOURS. That doesn’t even include the hours spent staring at my computer screen.
You’d probably be surprised by the amount of screen time you accrue each day and one of my thoughts goes to, “how is this going to impact our sight when we are in our 70s?” If you think about it, this generation is the first to basically live in front of screens whether we are working or scrolling aimlessly on Instagram. We are surrounded by screens in our lives that emit blue light which can be harmful if we aren’t giving our eyes a break and keeping them safe.
When I first developed my partnership with Dr Tavel I knew that blue light protection was a topic I wanted to cover because it’s so important to think about the damage that could be done before it actually happens.
Dr Tavel offers the Kodak Total Blue Lens which is a hybrid of lens material and AR lens coating that filters Harmful Blue Light. Basically, these help to keep your eyes more protected from all that time you spend at work on your screen or on the couch on social media.
What does the Total Blue Lens do?
Filters up to 80% of High Energy Visible (HEV) Blue Light*
Blocks 100% of Direct UV Rays
Eases eyestrain and eye fatigue
Reduces glare and reflections caused by digital devices, LED lighting and headlights, and energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
Resists scratches and easy-to-clean
So, do these blue light lenses actually make a difference?
The short answer is yes. I’ve been wearing these lenses consistently now for a couple of weeks especially when I know I’ll be spending hours on my computer. After 10-hour days staring at a screen, I notice a difference in how much less tired my eyes feel after I’ve been wearing these lenses. It’s truly impressive and eye-opening, so to speak.
Since screen time is only likely to increase, I highly recommend at least asking about these at your next eye doctor appointment. It’s so important to make sure that we are taking care of of eyes because like Dr. Ramiro would say, the eyes are the window to the soul.
Cheers to keeping those eyes protected from all the screens,
*This post is sponsored by Dr Tavel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.