Eye Strain is a Leading Cause of Migraines and Headaches

Eye Strain is a Leading Cause of Migraines and Headaches

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month!

According to the National Headache Foundation, over 37 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with migraines. Although 47% of the adult population experience headaches annually, these disorders are poorly recognized and inadequately treated.

In this technological world, being in front of a computer or electronic device is as common as breathing. In fact, adults are exposed to screens — TVs, cellphones, smart devices, even G.P.S. — for an average of 10 hours on any given day if not more, according to a study released by the Council for Research Excellence.

Eyestrain is a leading cause for migraines and headaches. So why don’t they have glasses that help with this issue? Good news, they do! Computer glasses are special-purpose eyeglasses meant to optimize your eyesight when you're looking at digital screens. They're designed to: reduce glare (a major cause of eyestrain), increase contrast, and maximize what you see through the lenses—making it easier to look at a screen for longer periods of time.

The main features of these types of glasses include Anti-Reflective (AR) coating and can have color tinting. The AR coatings reduce any glare that bounces off screens and other light sources. The color tinting increases the contrast on the screen and filters out the uncomfortable, harsh light spectrums so your eye muscles relax.

Visit our office today to discuss eyestrain and how we can help with this issue.

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