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.
- Two distinct mechanisms
- External Symptoms
- Internal symptoms
External “Dry eye” Symptoms
- Vision strain (accommodation, or vergence associated with CVS)
- Headache behind the eyes linked to vision stress
TrueBlue Lifestyle for minimal to moderate exposure to artificial Blue Light.
TrueBlue Pro for Moderate to prolonged exposure to artificial Blue Light.
There are several causes of migraine. TrueBlue technology may help with sensitivity to light (i.e. photosensitivity or photophobia).
- Pain on one or both sides of the head
- Throbbing or pulsating pain
- Sensitivity to light
- Eye pain
- Blurred vision
- Light headedness
TrueBlue Pro for occasional incidents of migraine, especially if triggered by light exposure.
TrueBlue SleepWell frequent incidents of migraine especially if triggered by light exposure.
Post Concussion Syndrome
- Sensitivity to light
- Headaches and or Migraines
- Lack of focus / concentration
- Personality change
TrueBlue SleepWell especially if there is photosensitivity or photophobia.
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.
LONG TERM VISION PROTECTION
In an important scientific Study from the University of Toledo demonstrates the light induced intracellular molecular signalling of 445nm light consequence with all-trans Retinal and long term retina damage.
Because the fovea and macula are exposed to more 445 nm wavelength light than any other portion of our body (due to our optical focusing mechanism that columnnates the 445 nm Blue light to our fovea at macula), it explains why we get macular degeneration and not peripheral retinal degeneration.
- Potential long term retina damage
- Potential macular degeneration
TrueBlue Pro to effectively filter 445nm light damage to the eyes from prolonged exposure to artificial High Energy Visible light.
Artificial light Conditions and Glare When Driving
Evening and night time driving can be bothersome with oncoming HID headlight glare and overhead glare from LED street lighting. TrueBlue technology may help with sensitivity to light (i.e. photosensitivity or photophobia), and its daytime artificial light lenses have been beneficial. Patients should consult with a Doctor Optometry before using for night driving.
- “blinding light” for oncoming vehicle headlights – specifically High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
- Light flare
- Sensitivity to overheard street lighting
- Eye pain
TrueBlue Pro for night driving and oncoming lighting.
TrueBlue SleepWell for night driving and oncoming lighting.
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