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The Vision Council Shines Light On Protecting Sight - And Health - In A Multi-Screen Era

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With an increase in digital technology – most vibrantly seen at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas – more than half of American adults suffer adverse effects from overexposure to screens. The Vision Council calls this collection of symptoms digital eye strain.

 

According to its annual VisionWatch survey, close to 49 percent of American adults say they don't know what digital eye strain is, and nearly 35 percent aren't concerned about the impact of digital device usage on their eyes.

 

Ignorance, however, isn't bliss when it comes to the eyes and overall health – especially when there are eyewear and contact lens solutions readily available to combat digital eye strain.

 

 

Increasing Screen Habits
Americans are spending more time staring at a variety of screens – think those of desktop computer monitors, laptops, tablets and smartphones.  More than 80 percent of adults report using digital devices for over two hours per day, and nearly 67 percent say they use two or more devices simultaneously. Read on...

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