There's no denying it - 2020's global lockdown period has seen big changes to our daily habits and general health, particularly our vision. The switch to working and socialising from home has meant constant digital interaction - endless Zoom call meetings and family FaceTimes. As restrictions slowly eased in many parts of the UK, we got to enjoy alfresco activities such as camping, BBQs and long countryside hikes, soaking up the last of the summer.
This new way of life has increased our exposure to two types of potentially damaging light: UV light (outside from the sun) and indoors (from our devices). We know what you're thinking: these types of light can also be beneficial in small doses and that stands true - but it's when we go above that threshold that problems may arise. Now more than ever, ample eye protection is super important - especially for contact lens wearers.
This World Sight Day, we are proud to join forces with eye care experts around the world to raise awareness of the dangers of UV and blue light. Stay with us for a delve into what exactly these light sources are, their possible dangers and how to beat off the blaze, armed with our nifty tips.