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Protect Your Peepers

This one thing is definitely affecting all of us. — Your #1 Newsletter for Accelerated Learning

“My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I’m still around.”
-John Wooden

Digital Eye Strain Is Destroying Your Eyes

Here’s how to identify it, protect yourself, and begin reversing the impact.

Our eyes are a marvel of biological engineering. Something so small, yet so powerful, that drives our thoughts, actions, and behavior. It’s how we, as humans, mostly experience the world. We obtain new knowledge with this organic tool through reading, through stories told on the big screen, and by watching others.

The eyes are also an integral part in regulating sleep patterns, hormone production, and regulating the body’s time clock (i.e., circadian rhythm).

In fact, it’s so important to humans that a survey done on debate.org showed twice as many people would rather be deaf than blind. That means we would rather live in utter silence, with no music, than be without the eyesight to navigate our world.

But there’s a problem. As the pervasiveness of our digital devices increases, as well as the time we spend staring into them for school, work, and entertainment, our exposure to digital eyestrain is only going up. Our kids are starting at a younger age, with it being a part of Digital Native’s entire life experience. From phone to watch to computer to tablet to TV, we are likely spending more time staring into a screen than other human eyes.

So what are we to do? In this story, we’re going to cover the following areas:

  1. The Facts: showing how pervasive eye problems are becoming in America
  2. Blue Light: show you ways to block blue light that can be potentially damaging
  3. Digital Eye Strain: an explanation of this affliction happening to more people than ever
  4. Solutions: we provide you a variety of ways to protect yourself from digital eye strain, including a discount code for eyeglasses that can help

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