Issues, Symptoms and Solutions

Digital devices and energy efficient light sources are linked to potential problems because they emit artificial Blue light that can result in issues and symptoms.

The following table identifies the issue, its symptoms and recommendation for TrueBlue lenses to provide relief.

 

Issue

Dry Eye

The formal term for eye strain, commonly referred to as “Dry Eye” is Asthenopia.

  • Two distinct mechanisms
    • External Symptoms
    • Internal symptoms

Symptom

External “Dry eye” Symptoms

  • Irritation
  • Tearing
  • Burning
  • Dryness

Internal Symptoms

  • Vision strain (accommodation, or vergence associated with CVS)
  • Headache behind the eyes linked to vision stress

Solution

TrueBlue Lifestyle for minimal to moderate exposure to artificial Blue Light.

Indoor Blue Light Filtering Lens

TrueBlue Pro for Moderate to prolonged exposure to artificial Blue Light.

Indoor Blue Light Filtering Lens

Issue

Migraine

There are several causes of migraine. TrueBlue technology may help with sensitivity to light (i.e. photosensitivity or photophobia).

Symptom

  • Pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Throbbing or pulsating pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Light headedness

Solution

TrueBlue Pro for occasional incidents of migraine, especially if triggered by light exposure.

Indoor Blue Light Filtering Lens

TrueBlue SleepWell frequent incidents of migraine especially if triggered by light exposure.

Indoor Blue Light Filtering Lens

Issue

Concussion

Symptom

Post Concussion Syndrome

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Headaches and or Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of focus / concentration
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality change
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness

Solution

TrueBlue SleepWell especially if there is photosensitivity or photophobia.

Indoor Blue Light Filtering Lens

TrueBlue Sun Lenses for use outdoor in natural light exposure. These lenses incorporate a premium polarizing filter to reduce the impact of glare and veiled glare.

Outdoor Blue Light Filtering Lens

According to the American Optometric Association the most common symptoms associated with DES are eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes and pain in the neck and shoulders.1

1.American Optometric Association. Computer vision syndrome. 2017. Link Here (accessed 8 Mar 2018). Google Scholar

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), Visual Fatigue (VF) and Digital Eye Strain (DES) are terms representing eye and vision-related symptoms recognised as a health problem for over 20 years.2,3

2.Dain SJ , McCARTHY AK , Chan-Ling T . Symptoms in VDU Operators. Optometry and Vision Science 1988;65:162–7.doi:10.1097/00006324-198803000-00004 Google Scholar

3. 2.↵Costanza MA . Visual and ocular symptoms related to the use of video display terminals. J Behav Optom 1994;5:31–6.Google Scholar