Privacy is a priority this 2022. Whether you’re using your devices for business or pleasure; you’re not alone if you’re looking to protect yourself from prying eyes. 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.
1. Ocushield Privacy filters block blue light at harmful wavelengths
Referred to by professionals as high-energy visible light (HEV), blue light can cause insomnia and eye damage. Chances are, as you are reading this article, your eyes are bathing in blue light.
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.
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 the harmful rays from reaching your eyes.
2. Ocushield Privacy Protectors have built in anti-glare features
Not all privacy screen protectors come with anti-glare features!
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.
An anti-glare screen protector is an essential accessory in workplaces that have strong artificial light.
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.
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- Effect of increased screen time on eyes during COVID-19 pandemic pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36387628/
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Dhruvin Patel | BSc Hons, MCOptom, Optometrist
Omba Kumwenda | BA, MEng
Medically Reviewed By
Asad Hamir | BSc Hons, Optometrist
Copy Edited By
Tara Tadlock | MA