Protecting Our Peepers

March is Save Your Vision Month, which has me thinking- probably just as important as your mom’s advice to eat your carrots, was her advice to stop sitting so close to the television (or the computer, or your phone). For all of us that inched back and gave her an internal eye roll (sorry, Mom!), we may be paying for those bad habits now with Digital Eye Strain.

Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome is a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain are the most common symptoms. If you’re like me, it is a combination of any of those things at different parts of my day- hello, nighttime dry eyes after scrolling for far too long through Instagram.


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When the average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer, and I don’t even want to know the average amount of personal time on top of that, it’s likely most of us are feeling some, if not all, of the effects of our time.

This January, we started carrying pieces from Peepers’ Focus line- readers that reduce the bluelight from monitors and mobile devices. These glasses filter over 40% of the most harmful bluelight and a 7-layer anti-reflective coating on the lens surface to reduce glare and eyestrain. This can improve your sleeping patterns from disrupted circadian rhythm, caused by bluelight. I’ve personally seen a difference in my headaches and blurred vision, which makes getting through a Monday soooo much easier!

With 21 styles, all available in +0.00, +1.00 thru +3.00, you can easily find a pair you love, at a great price, even if you don’t typically need readers.


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Katie Long