DIGITAL DEVICES & YOUR EYES
How You Can Protect Your Eyes From Damaging Blue Light
HOW BLUE LIGHT IS IMPACTING OUR VISION
Most of us spend upwards of 10 hours per day using electronics that produce blue light, so it’s no wonder that our vision is being impacted.
OVEREXPOSURE & SCREEN TIME
Every day we are spending more time staring at digital screens from computers to tablets, e-readers, smartphones and other electronic devices. As you stare at your digital screens, you are being exposed to high-energy blue light, a component of visible light. Your eyes do not easily filter blue light and overexposure can negatively impact vision. The overuse of digital screens can cause eyes to hurt and feel tired, called digital eye strain.
WHY DO MY EYES FEEL TIRED?
As we spend hours looking at screens, our eye muscles that focus on near objects get tired. High-energy blue light also reduces contrast, therefore, causing our eyes to constantly adjust focus and the eye muscles to get more overworked. This can cause short-term effects of digital eye strain, including headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, eye strain and eye fatigue, and long term effects on overall eye health. Many people are unaware of the solutions available to protect their eyes from blue light and digital eye strain.
PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM BLUE LIGHT & COMBAT EYE FATIGUE WITH THESE POWERFUL EYE NUTRIENTS!
Supportive Eye Nutrients That Combat The Effects of Blue Light
5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES AGAINST BLUE LIGHT
- Reduce overhead lighting to eliminate screen glare
- Position yourself at arm’s distance away from the screen for proper viewing distance when at a computer
- Increase text size on devices to better define content on the screen
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule when using a digital device, taking a 20-second break from the screen every 20 minutes and looking at something 20 feet away
- Have a diet rich in eye nutrients such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin. To ensure you are getting clinically proven amounts daily supplement your diet with a daily eye vitamin that contains all three nutrients such as Viteyes Blue Light Defender +.
HOW YOUR DIET CAN HELP?
Protecting your eyes from blue light can be as straightforward as eating dark, leafy greens each day and implementing seafood such as salmon, shrimp or lobster into your diet!
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the only natural defenses our eyes have to protect your macula from the harmful effects of blue light.
These powerful antioxidants are naturally found in leafy greens, such as spinach and kale. Getting lutein and zeaxanthin from our diet and supplements is crucial to help protect our eyes because the body can’t make them on its own.
Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant clinically proven to promote dynamic focus by helping eye muscles perform better and recover faster from eye strain and fatigue. It also helps keep eyes healthy by increasing blood flow to the eye. Astaxanthin is found in select seafood like shrimp and lobster, however, the best source in food is salmon. Clinical research says that we need at least 4 mg of astaxanthin per day for eye health benefits but it is difficult to get this much astaxanthin from diet alone. For example, just to get 4 mg of astaxanthin per day, one would need to consume 1 serving of Sockeye salmon each day OR 2 servings of Coho salmon each day OR 8 servings of King salmon.
KEY EYE NUTRIENTS THAT BLOCK BLUE LIGHT
It can be difficult to pack in all of the vital eye nutrients each day through your diet, which is why we have a solution — Viteyes Blue Light Defender Plus!
For most people, it is hard to get these key eye nutrients daily in your diet.
That’s why Viteyes has formulated Viteyes Blue Light Defender +, as a digital shield for people who have tired and strained eyes. Viteyes Blue Light Defender Plus contains clinically proven eye nutrients – Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Astaxanthin – to help protect your eyes from harmful blue light and help with digital eye strain and fatigue.