What is Eyezen?

2Essilor, a topย optical brand, brought out a new lens which meets the visual needs due to our increased use of digital screens. Essilor called this new lens – Eyezen. Before you decide this blog post is not of interest to you, answer these questions & if you answer “yes” to any one of these, you need to read on:

Do I spend more than 2.5 hours on my smart phone in one day?

Do I spend time multi screening (changing from laptop to cell phone etc)?

Do I spend more than 5 hours a day looking at different screens, or at the same screen?

With myself having 20/20 vision I never thought about getting glasses. My eyes are perfect at the moment so why bother? Well, Eyezen has come out with a lens that protects your eyes from future degeneration – and I had to jump on board.

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Studies have shown that the average person spends about 7 hours looking at digital screens per day and this new lifestyle is affecting our health. It is affecting our posture as well as our eyes and Eyezen has given us the chance to prevent this.

The lens has 3 major properties:

  1. Wave technology – for sharper vision so that your eyes do not strain to see clearly on the screen
  2. Protection against harmful blue light – blue light given off by screens is extremely harmful to your eyes & is the cause of headaches and tired eyes
  3. Eyezen Focus – allowing your eyes to focus easier as they were not designed to read digital screens for long periods of time. (74% of 18-34 year olds are complaining of the same eye difficulties that occur in 40 year olds)

I’m not one for stats and facts but this really shocked me and I could totally relate to the statistics. I suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain from looking down at screens all day, I take a 30 minute nap in the afternoon (when I can) due to tired eyes and a headache from editing – this information both shocked me and motivated me to look after my eyes.

If you would like some more information on what Eyezen is or where you can find the lenses, visit the Eyezen instagram here.

Now that you know how to protect your eyes from Digital Screens, Eyezen is giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky winner. All you have to do is post about your digital lifestyle on Instagram and Facebook, tag @EssilorZA and hashtag #Eyezen4Me – its as easy as that! Good luck!!

Eyezen has a fun instagram account with a funnyย “FOBO” dictionary and interesting facts.

fobo or not fobo flowchart

Thank you for having me at your event Essilor, I am excited to share the news of Eyezen and look after my eyes!

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