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Posted on 03-12-2017
Sandra Gilden, a medical office specialist living in Johnson County, has been seeing Dr. Hawks for over 5 years. She’s been wearing glasses for 10 years and mentioned she was noticing increased eye strain while viewing the computer screen. As she spends about 12 hours per day working at a screen, this was problematic. So, Dr. Hawks recommended that she try BluTech lenses.
BluTech lenses are specially crafted lenses that help block UV rays as well as high-energy blue light (i.e., the light coming off the screen you’re most likely using the read this right now). The design of the lenses mimics and enhances your eye’s nature defense mechanisms by adding ocular lens pigment to the lenses. This means that they lenses are tinted, but because the tint is much less extreme than, say, sunglasses, they’re ideal for both indoor and outdoor wear.
Sandra says she noticed a difference “right away,” and that wearing glasses with BluTech lenses significantly improved her comfort while using a computer. She adapted to the new lenses very quickly, and she’s never experienced any negative side effects.
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the danger posed to your eyesight by blue light is real. Over time, exposure to blue light causes oxidation and deterioration of the macula, which increases your risk of macular degeneration. (And we’ve talked about THAT enough on here, that we know you know that’s serious!)
If you spend a lot of time in front of a screen (and these days, who doesn’t?), it might be worth at least a discussion with your optometrist. BluTech lenses can be fitted into any frame, so you’re never sacrificing style, and as Sandra notes, the results really are almost immediate. For more information talk to one of our four optometrists, or you can check out blutechlenses.com for more information.
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