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The effects of mobile computing on health

Our world has been inundated with mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops and portable gaming systems are used daily. The proliferation of these electronic devices has been interwoven into the fabric of our society, transforming our culture into an always connected global community.

Smartphones, computer screens, tablets and most other back-lit devices emit High Energy Visible Light (HEVL) radiation and while these connected devices have made our lives easier, the daily use of these digital experiences may cause health risks.

Healthy human beings are born with natural defenses to this type of light. However, the aging process can deteriorate our ability to adequately deal with excessive or accumulated exposure.

What are the strategies to protect against the modern bombardment of blue light?

The easy answer would be to forsake all modern conveniences and return to a simpler way of life free from the electronic trappings of the 21st century, but for those not willing to part with their beloved devices, try HOYA’s solution, the new lens treatment Recharge.

This ophthalmic lens treatment provides a measure of health protection against the harmful effects of blue light. It also provides improved contrast and visual comfort when viewing digital back-lit devices. In addition to these benefits, Recharge reduces glare and reflections and provides superior scratch resistance.

The most effective way to reduce blue light exposure is to limit the daily use of digital devices. However, Recharge can help to reduce long-term accumulation of HEVL and the health risks associated with this new digital age, especially when complemented by special lens designs like Hoyalux TACT, ideal for office and computer work or Nulux Active 8 for active lifestyles in a media driven world.


Posted: 2016-05-13 04:00:00

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