60% of Americans spend over 6 hours in front of a screen every day, with some 40% not aware of the increased risk this poses to experiencing the effects of digital eye strain1, caused by prolonged exposure to the High Energy Visible (HEV) light in backlit screens. Building on the success of award-winning Adlens Adjustables™, Adlens has developed Adlens Interface to help relieve these effects.
The Vision Council1 recently reported that 70% of adults in the US suffer from digital eye strain due to the rapidly expanding use of smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers and televisions in daily life. Symptoms range from redness and irritation of the eye through to painful head and neck aches, with many sufferers not realizing the cause of their discomfort. These sensations are also intensified when using corrective eyewear that does not adequately account for the “middle distance” focus required to view computer screens.
Adlens Interface is specifically designed to alleviate these symptoms. Based on the same Alvarez lens technology in Adlens Adjustables, Adlens Interface combines continuously adjustable focus with a specially formulated HEV light-reducing tint, allowing the wearer to fine tune their vision for the distance of the screen and reduce digital eye strain at the same time.
In a user test, over 50% immediately noticed the difference when using their computers, preferring Adlens Interface to eyeglasses with clear lenses, whilst 60% saw an improvement when using their smartphones and tablets. Quickly learning how to customise the focussing power of each lens, they were able to adjust their vision to whichever screen they were looking at, without modifying their posture, and benefitting from the digital eye strain-reducing tint. Users commented on the “resting sensation” their eyes experienced, reporting that glare was reduced, screen contrast improved, text appeared much clearer and they were able to focus for longer without experiencing discomfort.
Christine Fraser, Vice President of Product at Adlens, commented, “Adlens Interface is a natural next step as we continue to find solutions for the day to day issues people experience with their vision. Helping our customers reduce the negative effects of digital eye strain is a great addition to the benefits of our adjustable focus lens technology.”
Arriving with a modern look and feel in crystal or black frames with tinted lenses, the Adlens Interface range will be available online and in stores soon.
Co-founded in 2005 in Oxford, England by businessman and philanthropist James Chen, Adlens is the global leader in adjustable focus eyewear. Its highly skilled team of engineers, eyecare professionals and designers has developed a completely new category of vision correction. Adlens is a commercial business with a social soul. Vision for a Nation® is the innovative foundation partnered with Adlens that runs a charitable programme, aiming to provide universal access to eyewear one nation at a time, starting in Rwanda.