June 30, 2021
Q: I have been spending a LOT more time in front of my computer screen now that I’m working from home and I can feel the strain on my eyes. Is there anything I can do to help relieve this strain?
A: Most people wear sunglasses to protect them from ultraviolet radiation from the sun, but there is ongoing research focusing on the impact of a certain type of light, BLUE LIGHT from the sun, fluorescent lights, LED lights, and display screens. In particular, exposure to electronic devices is linked to eye strain syndrome (includes blurry vision, difficulties focusing, dry and irritated eyes, headaches) and can contribute to age-related macular degeneration. A diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables can provide nutrients needed by the body to naturally protect itself. To boost this protection, supplements containing the antioxidants lutein, astaxanthin, and zeathanthin (such as OCU-BLUE or OCU-FORCE from Prairie Naturals) can help.
Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Find them on Instagram and Facebook! Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore.
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