The Vision Council promotes digital eye strain precaution at CES

January 22, 2014

Las Vegas, NV-

Las Vegas, NV-Last week, The Vision Council attended the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to help users protect their eyes from digital eye strain, a growing health concern for avid electronic consumers.

Findings of a report examining the impact of digital media on vision health reveal that nearly 70% of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain while on devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. Yet, almost half of adults don't know how to or have never tried to reduce their visual discomfort.

In an effort to educate avid digital device users, The Vision Council connected with CES attendees about the benefits of computer glasses and coatings, demonstrating the latest in computer eyewear technology and teaching additional ways for individuals to minimize digital eye strain.

"Digital devices are an important part of our everyday lives, as evidenced by the incredible innovations displayed at CES," said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council. "While our eyes are not ideally equipped to look at digital screens for extended periods of time, there are simple precautions that can prevent the discomfort that many Americans experience while using popular devices-and allow us to continue using these technologies without the risk of digital eye strain."