Eye protection for gamers

Gamers spend an average of 5 hours a day in front of a computer, and with the long hours spent online—building armies and forts or destroying opponents in the battlefield –gamers are most prone to a common eye disorder called digital strain.

Digital strain is a condition caused by prolonged exposure to harmful blue light emitted from the excessive use of digital devices such as computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. It is characterized by symptoms such as constant headaches, eye fatigue, redness and blurred vision. If left untreated, digital strain may lead to more serious eye disorders like retinal damage, which can contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Do not let the harmful blue light damage your eyesight. Take care of your eyes by following these few simple tips to help keep your eyes in tip-top condition while gaming.

The 20-20-20 rule. While it's difficult to get your eyes off the screen while you are in the zone, it’s advisable to follow the '20-20-20' rule. Take frequent eye breaks by taking your eyes off your computer every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Another tip is to blink often to refresh your eyes. Regular blinking keeps your eyes moist and relaxes your eye muscles, which reduces the tendency of having itchy eyes.

Mind your distance. An oldie but goodie rule we were all taught when we were kids is to keep distance from the computer or TV screen. This golden rule is applicable to gamers as well. Keeping distance from the screen prevents you from damaging your eyes. Computer screens should be at least an arm’s length away from you. The more distance you are from your screen the less eye strain you'll experience.

Use a protective eyewear. Protect your eyes by investing on an eyewear that minimizes eye strain. Consider using an eyewear that effectively blocks the harmful blue light and eliminate glares from computer or smart phone screens.

Protect your eyes from the harmful blue light with Energeyes Digital Lenses. It is a protective eyewear that alleviates the symptoms of digital strain by cutting out over 50% of harmful blue light through the synergistic actions of a reflective front surface treatment on the lens and an absorptive lens material. Energeyes Digital Lenses blocks out this damaging blue light and improves visual performance by eliminating glares from digital screens.

With Energeyes, your eyes are protected from the damaging effects of blue light, allowing you to win not only in eye care health but in dominating your opponents in the battlefield.

For gamers, don't be a noob to digital strain. Plan your strategy on protecting your eyes with Energeyes. Energeyes Digital Lenses are available in iStudio at Shangri-La Plaza Mall and in all Ekotek branches.

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