Digital Eye Strain / Computer Vision Syndrome

Are digital screens affecting your vision?

Turns out, they could be. Digital eye strain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), refers to a group of vision-related issues that can pop up from using digital devices for a long period of time.

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Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome

  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision

  • Eyestrain
  • Neck and shoulder pain

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How to go easier on your eyes

In addition to the strain of focusing and refocusing on screens, there's a 60% decrease in the amount of blinking when using digital devices,1,2 which can dry and strain the eyes. Fortunately, there are ways to help.

  • Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.
  • Keep your computer screen 20-28 inches away from your face and slightly below eye level.
  • Adjust screen settings to modify brightness, contrast, and font size for comfortable viewing.
  • Position your screen to avoid glare and light your surroundings effectively.
  • Try to remember to blink frequently.

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Life demands more of your eyes

ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day delivers all day comfort and visual clarity across a variety of environments.†3 Also, wearers have experienced improved clarity of vision when using a computer or digital device.+4

+Versus ACUVUE®OASYS 1-Day

Do more for your vision off-screen

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Stay protected from UV rays#

We know to protect our skin from the sun, but what about our eyes?

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Eat eye-healthy foods

Did you know that your diet can impact your eye health?

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#Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea & into the eye.

1. Tsubota K, Nakamori K. Dry eyes and video display terminals. N Engl J Med. 1993;328(8):584. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199302253280817.

2. Patel S, Henderson R, Bradley L, et al. Effect of visual display unit use on blink rate and tear stability. Optom Vis Sci 1991;68(11):888-892. doi: 10.1097/00006324-199111000-00010.

3. JJV Data on File, 2022. CSM Subjective Responses ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day Contact Lenses- Retrospective Meta-analysis.

4. JJV Data on File CSM Subjective Responses ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day Contact Lenses- Retrospective Meta-analysis.

All ACUVUE® contact lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your optician.

*T&Cs apply: 1 trial per person. 18+. Professional consultation and fitting fees may apply and are not included. Subject to Optician approval. Participating Opticians only. For full terms and conditions see here.

Filtering of HEV light by contact lenses has not been demonstrated to confer any systemic and/or ocular health benefit to the user. The Eye Care Professional should be consulted for more information.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Contact Lenses can be used for vision correction. An Eye Care Professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and instructions on proper lens care. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, any eye disease or systemic disease, that may affect the eye, or if you are allergic to any ingredients. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems, remove the lens and contact your Eye Care Professional immediately. For more information, including warnings and precautions, carefully read the Instructions for Use.



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