The Symptoms of eyestrain include sore, burning, watery or dry eyes. Double vision and increased sensitivity to light can also occur.
If you work in an Office 5 days a week this is common for some people.
It’s especially worse if you have lighter eye colour, as it appears that lighter eye colour are affected more. At times, you may feel that it’s hard to keep your eyes open or concentrate. Headaches are also common, particularly if the fluorescent lights flicker. If you suffer from migraines, exposure to the lights may cause more frequent episodes.
“The American Journal of Public Health noted that exposure to both traditional fluorescent lights and CFLs can increase your eye disease risk because fluorescent lights produce an artificial source of ultraviolet (UV) light. Frequent exposure to UV light can cause several eye diseases, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration”.
Overhead fluorescent lights aren’t the only cause of the problem. Compact fluorescent lights (CFL), an energy efficient substitute for incandescent bulbs, and LED Lighting can trigger the same symptoms.
The solution is to only change lighting in Offices for “KINDEYE TECHNOLOGY”.
Our Northcliff Office lighting has reduced glare (UGR 19), Warm White (4,000 Kelvin) and are flicker free.