Seven in ten adults are now experiencing digital eye fatigue, yet the widespread condition is often dismissed as ‘normal’ by a population increasingly dedicated to their digital devices. CooperVision, one of the world's largest manufacturers of soft contact lenses, is raising awareness about the growing problem in conjunction with eye care practitioners across the globe.
A combination of everyday factors, including longer periods of digital device use — plus extended exposure to bright light and screen glare — can contribute to digital eye fatigue. As a result, the eyes’ ciliary muscles, which are responsible for close focusing, become overworked and contribute to symptoms that extend well beyond the eye. Left unaddressed, digital eye fatigue not only creates varying degrees of physical discomfort, but may also contribute to productivity loss, sluggishness and stress.
CooperVision’s monthly contact lens Biofinity Energys™ is designed for today’s digital world. Boasting a state-of-the-art Digital Zone Optics™ lens design, alongside moisture-retaining properties for long-lasting comfort, Biofinity Energys™ offers patients a revolutionary option for all-day wear, helping to alleviate the symptoms of digital eye fatigue.
The lens helps patients’ eyes to seamlessly shift focus between digital devices and offline activities with less effort and more comfort. After one week of wear, eight out of ten digital device users agreed that Biofinity Energys™ lenses made their eyes feel less tired, according to CooperVision.