We are wired to a media-rich, networked world of infinite possibility. Visually connected to computers, tablets, phones and games – peering into an abyss of high-energy visible [HEV] artificial BLUE LIGHT for hours can disrupt your entire system; your eyes, neck and back, circadian rhythms, serotonin levels and overall health.
Computer Vision Syndrome [CVS] has become an increasing problem. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain as a result of increasing use of digital devices. Cumulative exposure to artificial blue-light can contribute to vision problems such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
The Vision Council: Nearly 70% of American adults experience some form of digital eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices.
Headaches are a big symptom of spending too much time in front of a digital screen. SERENITY HEV™ clear-lenses have extra focusing power providing you sharper, clearer vision. This patented technology helps you focus more naturally creating less eye strain.
Look around you. You probably work in an environment filled with fluorescent light, glare, and uncomfortable air currents. SERENITY HEV™ clear-lens technology reduces glare and prevents dry and tired eyes.
The overabundance of bright artificial light can create a strain on your eyes. Altering your posture to get comfortable can result in discomfort. SERENITY HEV™ clear-lenses block harsh blue light and glare so you and your eyes can finally relax.
Tablets, smart phones and other digital displays are not only changing the light spectrum we are exposed to – they are also changing our visual behavior. It's important to recognize that we are spending far more time looking at things "close up" than we did before. That's often because the background brightness is too low. This is even a problem among children: "school myopia" refers to the increasing propensity of children to suffer from short-sightedness once they start school.
If we fail to spend enough time looking into the distance, then our eyes don't get as much opportunity to relax, and we essentially "unlearn" the ability to focus quickly for various distances. That causes digital eye strain. In addition, we naturally blink less when we're staring at digital displays, so our cornea is moistened less frequently by tear fluid. This can lead to tired, strained eyes. And in the worst case it can even impair our vision.
Our tip: We recommend giving your eyes frequent breaks by looking into the distance often – even when you are in the middle of working on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. And make sure your eyes are exposed to enough brightness while ensuring they are adequately protected against excessive UV and blue-violet light.
Serenity HEV is available in the following lens materials. These may be used for traditional single-vision lenses, progressive lenses or, more importantly, computer and/or indoor lenses. Free-form technology makes Serenity HEV an especially good choice for lenses that you KNOW are going to be used almost exclusively in front of a computer. Why not have the added benefit of blue light protection for lenses dedicated for computer use?
Serenity HEV is also compatible with all types of anti-reflective coatings, which will further help to reduce glare.
The specific wavelengths of light blocked and/or reduced may vary by material.
Lens type and coatings are completely customizable to your prescription and usage needs.
Once you’ve found your perfect glasses frames, follow our step-by-step ordering process to find your optimal lenses.
Select Ultra Thin Air Single Vision or Progressive Lenses that are up to 45% thinner and lighter than standard lenses.
Select an Anti-Reflective coating that will reduce eyestrain, or for extended use of digital devices consider Independence™ Coatings.
Follow the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Apply Independence™ AR Coating which also decreases the level of high-energy visible (HEV) artificial blue light to give you added comfort & protection.
Upgrade your lenses to Eagle™ Lenses to ensure you have clear vision while reading a book (near vision), using a computer (intermediate vision) and driving (distance vision).
Add an Anti-Reflective coating that will reduce eye strain by eliminating ambient glare from car headlights and provide greater visual acuity. Additionally, a Scratch Resistant Coating will guard your corrective lenses against scratching, and will extend the life of your lenses by making them more durable
Simply put, our work happens on screen. Keep strain at a minimum by storing a pair of digital protection glasses at your desk and wear them while you work. Your eyes will be grateful.
Home is a place of relaxation, but while the rest of your body is rejuvenating, your eyes are still working overtime. Protecting your eyes while browsing or watching TV has numerous health benefits.
Kids are affected by screen time also as they learn and play on digital devices. As young eyes are still developing, more harmful HEV light is able to reach their retinas. SERENITY HEV™ Lenses add a layer of protection for their eyes.
The most potent light in the visible light spectrum, blue light reaches right to the retina at the back of the eyes. Artificial white light sources such as LED and some radiation lamps emit excessive blue light compared to natural white light. Digital products we use every day emit blue light, Blue light tends to scatter, creating image blur and tired eyes.
Our eyes are constantly damaged by sunlight exposure and therefore it is important to protect eyes from UV exposure. Recent studies have shown, however, that shorter wavelength light from 400nm-420nm also damages the retina, which is the most vulnerable tissue of the eye, and this can be one of the factors which accelerates the development of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.
Although many conventional sunglasses, in addition to protecting from UV rays, provide protection from shorter wavelength light, general vision correction lenses do not. Mitsui Chemicals’ newly debuted lens material, "UV+420cut™", helps protect eyes from damaging short wavelength light.
SERENITY HEV™ provides performance-driven lenses ranging from high to low refractive indices as well as optimum coating materials for lenses to meet diversifying global market needs. It will continue to develop groundbreaking, value-added vision care materials.
|Wavelength (nm)||Clear Blue Filter Percentage Blocked|
|2 mm plano||1.2 mm plano|
|Cut Rate||380-500 nm||42.2||39.1|
Exact wavelengths and percentage blocked may vary by material.
Please see technical documents for full details. Please note, polycarbonate material does not employ UV420cut.