Screens: A Person’s Best Friend, Your Eyes’ Worst Nightmare


Computers, cell phones and TVs… they’re everywhere. If you aren’t using your phone, then you’re working on your computer. If you’re at home watching TV, it’s also possible that you’re sitting on your phone during commercials and don’t really give your eyes the chance to breathe. At the current moment, I’m sitting on my computer typing this while watching TV, all while taking intermittent, small breaks on my phone to check social media. There’s no break from a screen, I can feel it in my eyes, and I’m sure you’ve been there too.


The majority of someone’s day is spent in front of a screen anymore, and it’s more than likely taking a toll on you and you don’t even realize it.


Do you work a desk job? Does this involve you sitting in front of a computer all day long? Do you have a headache at the end of the day and can’t figure out why? It’s very likely that this is due in part, if not fully, to your eyes being glued to a screen throughout the day.


Test it. One day, go completely screen-less and see if you feel different at the end of the day.  I can almost guarantee that your head and eyes will feel 100x better and you’ll be a new person.


Can’t actually take a break from the screen for a day? No worries, it happens. There’s another solution.  Certain glasses companies, like Zenni, are beginning to offer “blue blocker” lenses.  ‘What are these lenses,’ you ask? Well, these lenses allow you the opportunity to work all day on a screen, but have less stress and strain on your eyes.


Zenni in particular calls their lenses UV+ Blue Blockers.  They allow for protection both indoors and out so that you have less strain and stress on your eyes, which keeps your eyes healthy and help prevent headaches.


If you plan to spend a lot of time on the computer, or staring aimlessly into your phone on social media, blue blocking lenses are probably a good investment on your end.  These lenses vary on Zenni from $16.95 to $49.95, and these prices are based upon your prescription and what would work the best with your eyes.


What’s even nicer about these lenses is that if you wear contacts, like I do, you can get frames with only the UV+ Blue Blocker lenses to throw on when you’re working.  This allows you to wear your contacts as usual, but still protect your eyes from screens and other sources of UV rays.


It’s important to take care of your eyes, so spending a few extra dollars here and there would be worth it if you spend most of your day in front of a screen. Check them out today and start taking care of your eyes!


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