Red, dry and sore eyes are a frequent consequence of long term use of digital screens. Our eyes are constantly adjusting and focusing on the screen activity, which usually results in less frequent blinking - an action that ensures our eyes receive enough moisture.
As our eyes focus on our digital screens, they are in a constant state of readiness. This quickly leads to eye muscle soreness and eye fatigue. This, combined with overexposure to blue light, can cause double or blurred vision.
Fatigue, tiredness, low-quality sleep
Blue light inhibits the production of melatonin in our bodies - a hormone that makes us sleepy and tired in the evenings. While this is beneficial to our productivity throughout the day, exposure to blue light in the evening disrupts our circadian rhythm and prevents a good night’s sleep, which then leads to daytime drowsiness and fatigue.
Continuous use of digital screens and blue light exposure forces our eye muscles into a constant state of activity and readiness. This tension in the muscles can often lead to headaches and sometimes migraines, both of which prevent us from doing quality work and enjoying our free time.
Lack of sleep, fatigue, eye irritation and frequent headaches quickly lead to general discomfort and irritability, which prevents us from performing well in our workspace and everyday life.