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Doctor Recommended for a Reason

GUNNAR glasses have long been doctor-recommended for one important reason: they protect your eyes. So, it’s no surprise to us when well-respected medical professionals like Dr. Ryan Corte, O.D. agree. In his recent article, Dr. Corte lived up to his promise of being passionate about educating his patients and explained our technology in great detail from his perspective as an optometrist. He’s not just someone who bases his beliefs on data and science, he’s also a GUNNAR user thanks in part to the need he had in protecting his eyes after having LASIK surgery some time ago.

It’s a little shocking at this point in time, however, that there are still quite a few people who aren’t familiar with digital eye strain. As a matter of fact, in a study done earlier this year by Novartis and Johns Hopkins University, 64% of the 6,000 surveyed weren’t informed about the medical condition. This same study also revealed a very interesting fact: 81% of surveyed university students had clinical signs of dry eye (one of the symptoms of digital eye strain) but only 41% reported the condition. Chances are, most just think the effects of digital eye strain are related to something else, and not a direct result of increased and repeated exposure to artificial blue light.

This is where Dr. Corte’s article comes in and at a very important time in human history. The Digital Age is very much upon us, and the number of people exposed to digital devices for much of the day is increasing at an extremely high rate. The need to protect your eyes has never been more important, especially now that a growing number of studies are coming out and reaffirming what optometrists like Dr. Corte have long known and feared: digital eye strain is a very real and very serious condition that needs to be addressed on a daily basis. From losing quality sleep to the early onset of macular degeneration and on to many other long-term conditions and eye damage, leaving your eyes to fend for themselves when bathed in artificial light that they’re not meant to be exposed to will only yield greater medical issues, pain, and loss of cognitive function.

Give Dr. Corte’s post a read when you have a few moments. If you’re ready to get on board and protect your eyes, the styles he enjoys using are Sheadog, Mod, and Intercept which are all in stock today.

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