The Vision Council Educates Against Digital Eye Strain at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

The Vision Council Educates Against Digital Eye Strain at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

As more than 150,000 attendees test hundreds of new digital devices and wearable technologies at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, The Vision Council is on hand to help users protect their eyes from digital eye strain, a growing health concern for avid electronic consumers.

Findings of a report examining the impact of digital media on vision health - released today by The Vision Council - reveal that nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain while on devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. Yet, almost half of adults don't know how to or have never tried to reduce their visual discomfort.

In an effort to educate avid digital device users, The Vision Council is connecting with CES attendees about the benefits of computer glasses and coatings, demonstrating the latest in computer eyewear technology and teaching additional ways for individuals to minimize digital eye strain.

Digital devices are an important part of our everyday lives, as evidenced by the incredible innovations displayed at CES, said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council. While our eyes are not ideally equipped to look at digital screens for extended periods of time, there are simple precautions that can prevent the discomfort that many Americans experience while using popular devices - and allow us to continue using these technologies without the risk of digital eye strain.

Show attendees and members of the media stopping by The Vision Council's booth (#26726), located in South Hall 2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, are invited to explore the benefits of computer glasses and learn how digital devices cause eye strain. The booth features both vision and lens experts, various computer eyewear technology, and advanced findings from The Vision Council's digital eye strain report.

To view or download a copy of DigitEYEzed: The Daily Impact of Digital Screens on the Eye Health of Americans, visit The Vision Council online at www.thevisioncouncil.org.

About The Vision Council

Serving as the global voice for vision care products and services, The Vision Council represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry through education, advocacy and consumer outreach. By sharing the latest in eyewear trends, advances in technology and advice from eyewear experts, The Vision Council serves as a resource to the public looking to learn more about options in eyeglasses and sunglasses.