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2 Ways Privacy Filters Help Reduce Eye-Strain - What to Know

Privacy is a priority this 2020. Whether you’re surfing the internet or chatting with people on your phone, you aren’t alone if you want no one else to peek. This digital defensiveness is why many device owners—especially in the laptop department—have privacy filters installed. However, there is one aspect to privacy filters that you may not know about—these filters can be great at reducing eye strain.

The Dangers of a Screen

Many people attribute screens with weak eyesight, and, unfortunately, they're right. People who spend a lot of time staring at screens can damage their vision by straining despite glare and small text, forcing them to eventually resort to glasses or some types of visual assistance. It is this glare that causes many people to try and avoid using screens in the first place. Fortunately, Ocushield privacy filters help reduce eye-strain, and it does so in two ways: reducing glare and reducing blue light.

Here’s a breakdown of these two privacy filter advantages:

1. Ocushield privacy filters block significant blue light

What is blue light, you ask? Referred to by professionals as high-energy visible light (HEV), blue light can cause insomnia and eye damage. In other words, it is light that can have serious repercussions on your health. Where do you find plenty of blue light? On screens, of course! It can seem, then, that everywhere you look, your eyes are getting hurt.

Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. Some modern phones come with blue-light-blocking features to protect your eyes. If you do have this feature, consider turning it on. Some lenses on glasses can also be made with anti-blue light properties. However, having a pair of anti-blue-light lenses made is quite expensive.

If you don’t wear glasses or aren’t ready to invest in a pair with blue-light-blocking features, you can also purchase anti-blue light privacy filters, which will keep any HEV light from reaching your eyes.

2. Reduces Glare

In its earlier days, privacy filters didn't come with an anti-glare feature. All they did was enhance privacy, and that was it. As time went by, technology evolved, and soon, privacy filters with extra features started to pop up. One of those features is anti-glare.

With anti-glare properties at play, users can see what's on the screen and nothing else but the screen. This allows their eyes to be relaxed, not having to fight off the reflection. However, there is another benefit to the addition of the anti-glare feature. Anti-glare helps absorb any harmful rays the screen emits from ever reaching your eyes as well. In other words, anti-glare keeps your eyes safe from external lights as well as the light from the screen itself.

Privacy filters have come a long way, from its early days of merely blocking anyone else but the user from seeing what's on the screen, to today's filters that not only do that but keep your eyes safe from any harm. If you don't have a filter on your mobile device or have been experiencing eye strain after some screen time, invest in a privacy screen immediately. There’s no doubt that it will be cheaper than seeking help for insomnia or getting a pair of glasses for your tired eyes.

If you are looking for a blue light filter for computer screen, laptop or phone, get in touch with us today to see how we can help.