For thousands of years, philosophers and theologians have seen something of the sacred in the human eye. Unfortunately, the one thing most detrimental for our divine human eyes is also the one thing most of us need our eyes for to make a living today. Of course, we are talking about computer screens.
Whether you are working or playing, it is estimated that the average person in the UK stares at a screen for nearly 9 hours a day. While this may be great for technology and globalization, these screens are really putting a strain on our eyes.
Computers send out "blue light," a very powerful radiation from the highest part of the light spectrum. In the past, we were only exposed to blue light from the sun. Blue light just helped to keep us awake, and it was not a big deal before the technological revolution. Nowadays, with the all pervasiveness of screens in our lives, people are suffering from a greater incidence of sleeping abnormalities and eye problems. Many scientists hypothesize that our increased exposure to artificial blue light from computers is the culprit for many of these disorders.
Ophthalmologists have actually started diagnosing people with "Computer Vision Syndrome," which is like a carpal tunnel syndrome for the eye muscles. Eye doctors have also found that people who spend most of their days using computers for work have between a 50 and 90 percent incidence of developing serious eye problems.
So, what are we to do to combat this problem? One solution is coming from the company JINS that makes a line of glasses called "Screen." Even people with 20/20 vision can order a pair of these glasses, since they are designed specifically to reduce the amount of blue light exposure that penetrates your eyes. These tinted glasses can reduce blue light exposure by as much as a third. And although these glasses are tinted, they are made with such discretion that few people will be able to tell that you are wearing blue light canceling glasses.
JINS glasses is that they are only available as one-size-fits-all products. People who have never used glasses before won't have to go through a lengthy process of figuring out their perfect size. These glasses were made to be comfortable and convenient for the average modern day worker.
People who wear JINS glasses can expect to greatly reduce the amount of strain put on their eyes. Some people have claimed that JINS glasses actually helped cure sleep disorders. These glasses are may be worth a try for people who have to use the computer every day for work. More inventions like JINS glasses will help us create a healthier balance between our technology and our biology.