As eye care professionals, patients turn to us for guidance on their eye health and recommendations for their vision problems. To help patients make an informed decision as to their possible vision solutions, we recommend the following topics of discussion as part of the consultation process:
Educating patients on the effect of high energy blue light emitted by electronic sources.
Asking patients about their daily exposure to blue light and inform them of its consequences.
Questioning the patient’s potential for digital eyestrain.
Providing patients with solutions to help them reduce their digital eyestrain and enhance the comfort of their overall visual health; such as lens options, lens treatments and tints.
Recommending the use of blue light coating for lenses especially for those lens wearers exposed to 6 or more hours in front of a screen.