Contact lens manufacturer, CooperVision’s latest study conducted by OnePoll has discovered that with the 74% employed Americans using a computer at their job; 49% believe that the dependency on digital screen has increased a lot in the last five years. 70% Americans admit to checking their cell phones as the first thing they do after waking up. In a survey of 2,000 Americans it was found that 6 hours and 43 minutes a day is spent looking at a screen, assuming a sleep cycle of eight hours per day. Furthermore, in 78 years average life span, 7,956 days are spent looking at a screen.
Having found that an average American takes a screen break every four hours in a day because of the discomfort; three breaks for those who use a screen throughout the day can be estimated. The study showed that 3 out of every 4 respondents complained of physical exhaustion after staring at a digital screen along with an apparent decline in vision quality was reported by 57% respondents.
The eye fatigue and reduced vision quality as a result has been attempted to be addressed by CooperVision. Their new product, Biofinity Energys contact lenses is built with the objective of aiding individuals in shifting their focus between digital devices and offline activities.