- To mitigate the impact of blue light on our eyes it is recommended to use blue-light-blocking glasses.
Technology has undoubtedly changed the way we live our lives. With the development of digital devices, people are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. While this has brought many benefits, such as accelerated communication and live information, it has also raised concerns about the potential impact on our eyes.
In Africa, the use of digital devices has increased significantly over the past few years.
According to a report by We Are Social and Hootsuite, as of January 2021, there were 18.5 million internet users in Uganda, a country with a population of approximately 46 million people. With a penetration rate of 39%. This number is expected to continue to grow as more people gain access to technology. The share of users is particularly high in urban areas.
With the increased use of digital devices, there has also been a rise in the number of people experiencing eye strain and other related symptoms. Some of the common symptoms include dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and neck and shoulder pain.
The blue light emitted by digital devices is a major cause of these symptoms. Blue light is a high-energy light that is emitted by digital screens, and it has been shown to disrupt the body's circadian rhythm, leading to sleep disturbances and other health issues.
To mitigate the impact of blue light on our eyes, it is recommended to use blue-light-blocking glasses and adopt some good practices such as regular short screen breaks. These glasses have lenses that are designed to filter out blue light, reducing the strain on the eyes. In addition, taking regular breaks from digital devices and ensuring proper lighting can also help reduce the impact oftechnology on our eyes.
Lapaire, a panafrican eyewear brand, is set to launch a promotion in Uganda to help people protect their eyes from blue light.From 15th May 2023 to 31st May 2023, they will be offering a 15% discount on all photochromic digital glasses across all their stores in Uganda. These glasses are designed to adapt to changing light conditions, providing optimal protection against blue light.The glasses will be available at a reduced price of 200,000 UGX, down from the regular price of 240,000 UGX for both the frame and lenses.
In conclusion, while technology has brought about many benefits, it is important to take steps to protect our eyes from the potential harm caused by digital devices.
By using blue-light-blocking glasses, taking regular breaks, and ensuring proper lighting, we can reduce the impact of technology on our eyes and maintain good eye health. Lapaire is a pan-African eyewear brand revolutionizing access to eyecare in Africa by giving everyone the chance to see well without breaking the bank.
Lapaire takes care of people’s eyesights in 7 Countries across Africa that includes : Uganda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Togo, Mali, Benin and Burkina faso.
For more information about Lapaire, visit the website https://lapaire.africa/ and on the social networks Facebook @Lapaire Uganda and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lapaire.ug/ to book an appointment.