Prevent Blindness has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees with free information on the dangers of blue light, digital devices and vision, and eye injury prevention in order to promote eye health at work.
The largest source of blue light is sunlight. However, there is concern over the long-term effects of screen exposure (from television screens, computer monitors, smart phones, and tablet screens) because of the close proximity of the screens and the length of time spent looking at them, such as during the workday combined with leisure time. Early research shows that too much exposure to blue light could lead to:
Digital Eyestrain – Fatigue, dry eyes, bad lighting, or how one sits in front of the computer can cause eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include sore or irritated eyes and difficulty focusing.
Retina damage – Studies suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells. This can cause vision problems such as age-related macular degeneration or cataract.
According to a recent report from The Vision Council, “Blue Light Exposure and Digital Eye Strain,” 87 percent of survey respondents use digital devices more than two hours per day and over 52 percent regularly use two digital devices simultaneously.
While we work with multiple vision carriers we are pleased this month to highlight Community Eye Care (CEC)!
Simple for You.
Flexible for Your Employees.
Our vision plans are designed to be easy for benefits managers to administer and easy for employees to use. With CEC, you’ll save time and keep your employees happy. It’s that simple!
CEC understands that your needs may be unique. We are happy to customize a vision plan that works for you and your employees at an affordable price.
Importance of Vision
Routine eye care is essential for the overall health and safety of your employees. Undiagnosed diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and glaucoma, can be detected during an annual eye exam. CEC’s comprehensive benefit will ensure that your employees are able to get the eye care they need.
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