National Save Your Vision Month designates the month of March to promote eye health.
The American Optometric Association is promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry.
The AOA’s campaign focusing specifically on blue light’s impact on overall health.
According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices.
Overexposure to blue light due to smartphones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and more.
As explained in our healthy start segment, there are protective lenses available to protect yourself from blue light.