Smart Lens Helps to Ease Digital Eye Strain

If there is anything we can agree on as a global community, it is that this is the era of major technological advancements. We may not have flying cars yet, but mankind is making strives towards technology that was thought impossible even as little as five years ago,

Today’s society is almost unquestionably consumed by smart phones, so much so that there has been movies made in which cell phones take over the world. But ironically, something that is having a hard time adapting to these new technological advancements are – our bodies. According to The Visual Council, about 88% of adults spend two hours each day looking at digital devices. The constant exposure to technology is a shock to our eyes; this has resulted in 65% of Americans reporting symptoms of “Digital Eye Strain.” The Visual Council reports that “digital eye strain is the physical discomfort felt after prolonged exposure to digital screen and is associated with the close to mid-range distance of digital screens, including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, e-readers, and cell phones.” This poses a serious problem, as most adults work at jobs where they are required to stare at computer and tablet screens for hours on end. This does not change the fact that eye strain can cause unbearable pain to the eyes, as well as constant headaches.

However, there might be solution – an innovation company called “Zeiss,” started by a German entrepreneur named Carl Zeiss, developed the “ZEISS Digital Smart Lens.” These Smart Glasses are supposed to provide a digital power that is specifically calculated to give the wearer a comfortable viewing of digital devices. According to the company’s website, “You’ll see the screen more clearly, your eyes will relax, and you’ll refocus more quickly and easily,” by using the new Digital Smart Lens.

Zeiss also has DriverSafe glasses, which makes driving at night more comfortable, while helping your eyes to adjust quickly in low light. It’s needless to say that this technological company is making progress, and I personally cannot wait to see what they do for the eye industry next.

Visit the Zeiss website for more information: http://www.zeiss.com/corporate/us/home.html

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