Why Computer Vision Syndrome is Rampant, 
and What You Can Do to Save Your Eyesight

In today’s world, we interact constantly with digital screens, and unfortunately, it’s resulted in a massive increase in computer vision syndrome (CVS). Many of us work at a computer for a great part of the day, play games on another computer at night, check social media, text messages, send email and watch video on our phones and tablets. As a result, we are increasingly suffering from eye strain, headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, decreased night vision, fatigue, and neck and back strain. Even worse are the risks of macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.

Blue Light Exposure is Ruining Our Eyes

The American Optometric Association defines computer visions syndrome as a collection of symptoms that adversely affects your eyes; it’s caused by using computers, smartphones and tablets.  A major reason that digital screens put such a strain on our eyes is that they are a concentrated source of blue light.  The shorter light waves are, the more energy they emit, and every wavelength is a different color. Blue light is one of the shortest, highest energy wave lengths. Studies show that long term exposure to the blue end of the light spectrum can cause significant eye damage.

  • Adults in the United States spend an average of 10 hours and 39 minutes each day in front of digital screens – and it’s growing. 
  • Canadian households spend an average of 68 hours per day accessing the Internet on digital screens.

This is a dangerous amount of exposure to blue light!

The American Optometric Association defines computer visions syndrome as a collection of symptoms that adversely affects your eyes; it’s caused by using computers, smartphones and tablets.  A major reason that digital screens put such a strain on our eyes is that they are a concentrated source of blue light.  The shorter light waves are, the more energy they emit, and every wavelength is a different color. Blue light is one of the shortest, highest energy wave lengths. Studies show that long term exposure to the blue end of the light spectrum can cause significant eye damage.

  • Adults in the United States spend an average of 10 hours and 39 minutes each day in front of digital screens – and it’s growing. 
  • Canadian households spend an average of 68 hours per day accessing the Internet on digital screens.

This is a dangerous amount of exposure to blue light!

Computer Vision Syndrome Is a Result of Today’s Lifestyles

Digital screens are ubiquitous today. We can’t even leave them behind at the office. Let’s look at Jennifer, for example. 

Jennifer is a marketing manager in her 30’s who gets up in the morning and immediately checks her phone for text messages, email and Facebook notices – about a half hour. After all, she’s been out of touch with the world while she slept!


After grabbing some coffee, she heads to the office where the first thing she does is switch on her computer and check email again. She then goes to work, writing articles, checking reports and doing a variety of work that all has one thing in common – it’s in front of a computer. She doesn’t even get a break when she talks to sales field managers, because she uses Skype video. Like many, she works more than a 40 hour work week, and spends at least 8 hours of her work time on a computer – sometimes more. At lunch, when she could be resting her eyes for an hour, she usually texts friends, scrolls through Facebook or reads an e-book on her phone. 


After work, Jennifer heads home and texts a friend to see if he wants to get together. Some evenings they go out, but on this particular evening they decide to stay in, order a pizza and watch TV and play a video game – more blue light exposure.

Only Two Hours of Screen Time a Day Is Likely to Cause Computer Vision Syndrome

Studies show that if you spend more than two hours a day in front of a digital screen, you have a 90% chance to develop CVS. Is it any wonder that Jennifer suffers from blurred vision and headaches? She’s only in her early 30’s, but unless she takes steps to protect her eyesight now, she is increasing her chances of developing severe macular degeneration, loss of vision and cataracts as she gets a little older. But she can’t afford to quit her job; she’s doing what she loves to do.

Reboot Vision Is Specially Formulated to Support the Eyesight of Those Who Are Bombarded by Blue Light from Digital Screens

No, we can’t just leave the modern world behind. Computers, smartphones and tablets are important ways we work and communicate today. But we CAN be smart. We CAN support our eyes with what they need to maintain their health.

There are many eye supplements on the market, but Reboot Vision from Advanced Labs Canada has been specially formulated to protect our eyes from the ravages of computer vision syndrome and blue light exposure. Ingredients and their dosages have been specially calculated to protect the capillaries of your eyes, maintain your retinas and promote overall eye health. If you are noticing dry eyes, irritated eyes, headaches, don’t wait until you suffer irreparable damage. Act now to protect your eyes.