November 20, 2014
DENVER – The use of digital devices causes visual glare and increases dryness and eye strain, according to a press release issued by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.
"Digital devices such as computers, smart phones and tablets are playing an ever-increasing role in daily life for people of all ages,” Brian Pall, OD, MS, FAAO, and senior principal research optometrist for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (JJVCI), said in the release. “The research highlights that digital device use appears to be a major contributing factor to the progression of contact lens dryness, which can lead to reduced wearing time and even discontinuation of contact lens wear. To help avoid dropouts, practitioners should routinely talk to patients about more comfortable lens wear options that are well-suited to their digital lifestyle."