Contact lenses and screens ?

Screens are everywhere. We use them for work, play, communication and information. They make our lives easier, but they can also damage our health. The blue light emitted by screens is particularly harmful to our eyes. It can cause migraines, headaches, eye strain and even long-term vision problems.

Screen damage to eyesight

Blue light from screens can damage the retina, the sensitive part of the eye. This can lead to reduced vision, difficulty distinguishing colors and even blindness. Children and teenagers are particularly vulnerable because their eyes are still developing. Screens can also cause problems with eye convergence, which can make reading and writing difficult.

If you have children, it is a good idea to monitor their use of computers, phones and televisions. This is especially true if they wear glasses or contact lenses.

Blue light can also disrupt your sleep cycle. It can prevent your brain from relaxing and resting. This can make you more tired, irritable and unable to concentrate. Screens can also cause insomnia, especially in children and teenagers. It is therefore important to limit screen time before bedtime.

Screens can have a negative impact on social relationships. They can isolate you, especially if you are a teenager, or at least reduce your social interactions. They can also be a source of conflict, especially if you find it difficult to look away from your phone or TV to focus on the person in front of you.

How can I reduce screen related risks ?

It is important that you limit your exposure to screens, especially for your children and/or teenagers. Avoid using them when you are resting or at bedtime. It is also a good idea to take regular breaks every 20 minutes or so to avoid eye strain. Finally, make sure that the light on the screen is not too bright and adjust the brightness of the screen to the brightness of the room.

Contact lenses are a good alternative to glasses for correcting vision. This is especially true for people who work on/with computers, as they provide a better view of the screen. However, it is important to use your lenses properly to avoid damaging your eyes.

How do I choose my contact lenses for screens ?

Contact lenses need to be chosen carefully according to your ophtamologist's prescription. It is important that you clean and care for them properly, following the manufacturer's instructions with appropriate products. Screens can cause eye irritation, especially if you stand behind them for long periods of time. Appropriate contact lenses can help reduce this irritation.

However, it is important to remember that contact lenses should not be worn all the time. Take them out at least once a day to allow your eyes to breathe. It is also important to wash your hands well before handling them to avoid any risk of contamination.

By following these tips, you can use your contact lenses with screens without any risk to your eyes.