Like most people in my age group, I’m a big fan of technology. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to check my email every ten seconds, google an answer to most of my questions and speak my mind in 140 characters or less (although tweets are definitely getting longer).

Without technology, I’d also have to pick up the phone to make a dinner reservation. I’d have to walk to the street corner to catch a cab. And I wouldn’t be able to post pictures of my life that make me look cooler than I actually am (guilty as charged).

It might be safe to assume that some appreciate technology more than others, but everyone benefits from these advancements in some way, shape or form. This is especially true when it comes to our eye health.

Biofinity Energys

One of the newer optical innovations comes in the form of a contact lens. The Biofinity Energys brand by CooperVision not only corrects vision, but reduces digital eyestrain. I should note that this particular product doesn’t provide any protection from harmful blue light, but it’s Digital Zone Optics® lens design offers comfort to those who spend lots of time with digital devices.

“Specifically designed to enhance eye function in today’s digital world,” benefits of Biofinity Energys include:

  • Enhanced vision transitions from on-screen to off-screen and back
  • Increased eye moisture throughout the day

Most patients in need of visual correction will choose a comfortable pair of contact lenses over glasses for obvious reasons, but it’s a good idea to keep both handy. If Biofinity Energys (and similar contact lens products) eventually offer blue light blocking technology, the contact lens option may be the way to go.

Live in Your OcularPrime:

The way we approach vision is changing for the better. With computer vision syndrome alone, new advancements are constantly being made on both the software side, and the hardware side. If both sides keep chipping away, we may indeed have a counter to the world’s myopia epidemic, but there’s still a long way to go because digital eyestrain is a fairly new problem.