EYESPOT VISIONARY- March 2018

EYESPOT VISIONARY- March 2018

February 01, 2018

FEATURED FRAMES

ETNIA BARCELONA

ETNIA BARCELONA frames are available at EYESPOT Chestnut Hill

 

Etnia Barcelona's inspiration comes from the world of art. Their desire to implement the most contemporary trends results in the design of beautiful textures and colors with each season. Etnia Barcelona completes their frames with the highest quality mineral lenses providing amazing, scratch-proof optics.


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Melanie's inSIGHT 

A Word From Our Managing Optician,

Melanie Cabral, LDO


Wiley X safety eyewear is available at EYESPOT Chestnut Hill Newton

The proper type of safety glasses you should be wearing to protect your eyes depends on your work environment. Professionally fit safety glasses can protect your eyes from chemicals and foreign objects as well as infection. Come into EYESPOT to peruse our protective eyewear options and discuss your eye protection needs with one of our expert opticians!

 

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WILEY X PROTECTIVE GLASSES

Information on Wiley X safety eyewear available at EYESPOT Chestnut Hill Newton


WILEY X has become a world leader in the research and development of protective eyewear even trusted by our military and law enforcement. Their reputation has seeped into the commercial market allowing their impact resistant technology to be available to the general public making them an excellent option for hiking, biking, fishing and motorcycle enthusiasts. WILEY X's Youth Force Line® of sport protective eyewear meets ASTM F803 sports safety standards while designed to be comfortable for kids all day long. Come in to check out our selection of WILEY X safety eyewear today!

 

BLUE-BLOCKING LENS TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE AT EYESPOT!


Lenses that filter out high-energy visible light can protect your eyes from damage caused by the frequent exposure from sunlight, your computer, smart phone and even television. Blue light has also been known to cause eye strain, headaches and disrupt your sleep cycle. EYESPOT is proud to offer two blue-light blocking lens technology options. BluTech glasses protect your eyes from blue light without altering the colors you see filtering more of the blue light known to be associated with glare and eyestrain. Crizal Prevencia is a completely clear, no-glare that blocks certain wavelengths of blue light from reaching the ocular tissue.


 

 


DIGITAL-AGE TECHNOLOGY FOR COMPUTER SCREEN PROTECTION

By: Glenda Savitz, OD


Digital-Age technology for computer screen protection EYESPOT Chestnut Hill

If you are like many Americans, you spend your workday in front of a computer screen, and then return home to spend more hours in front of digital devices: phone, tablets, computers. Whether you are paying bills, sending emails, or checking social media, digital technology often proves to be habit-forming and difficult to disengage. A 2017 study[1] included nearly 1,800 parents of children eight to 18, and found that parents spend an average of 9 hours and 22 minutes every day in front of various screens. Of those, nearly eight hours are for personal use, not work. With extensive time spent on these devices is important to consider: what do these countless hours of screen time do to our eyes?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) or Digital Eye Strain is a compilation of symptoms that impact our workday and sleep. Exposure to blue light emitted from computer and cell phone screens increases eye fatigue, blur, headaches, and dry eyes. And while exposure to natural short-wavelength blue light can help regulate our circadian rhythm, prolonged exposure to artificial blue light disrupts the release of melatonin and the ability to fall asleep and obtain good quality rest. A 2015 study[2] compared a group of adolescent boys wearing blue-blocking glasses to a group wearing clear glasses. When both groups were exposed to only relatively low-level light from LED screens, it was enough to suppress the evening melatonin rise in the placebo group, compared with the blue blocking lens group, which prevented this light-induced suppressing effect. A common misconception is that only prescription glasses are necessary for computer use. However, blue-blocking lenses, whether or not they contain a spectacle prescription, have the ability to enhance the computer viewing experience and reduce negative side effects such as fatigue and sleeplessness.

[1] Most Adults Spend More Time on Their Digital Devices Than They Think. Knvul Sheikh. Scientific American. Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. Mar 1, 2017

[2] Blue Blocker Glasses as a Countermeasure for Alerting Effects of Evening Light-Emitting Diode Screen Exposure in Male Teenagers. Van der Lely, Stéphanie et al. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 56 , Issue 1 , 113 - 119

 

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