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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to have a complete eye exam. Believe it or not, even small inaccuracies in your prescription lenses can contribute to CVS. Updating your current eyeglass prescription is key in reducing symptoms but an exam is also important in ruling out additional vision problems.
If after you have done the necessary steps to prevent CVS but are still experiencing symptoms, you should consider purchasing customized blue light computer glasses. These specially-crafted lenses that are said to block or filter out the blue light given off from digital screens. They are prescribed specifically to reduce eye strain, prevent eye disease and can even improve sleep habits!
Blue light from LED devices like your smartphone or laptop prevents the body’s production of sleep-inducing melatonin. A study done by the University of Houston found that participants wearing the glasses showed about a 58% increase in their nighttime melatonin levels.
If you’re not sure if blue light glasses are for you, there are other steps you can take to help reduce symptoms of CVS. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Vision Council, and other vision-related organizations recommend the following: