The Science Behind the Device: 21/04/2011
22nd October 2010
Are you one of many millions of people worldwide, suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?
BLAZE release the World’s first patented blink reminder device -
Helping to protect you and your family’s eye health from the risk of Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms are dryness, soreness, irritation and redness of the eyes, headaches, blurred vision, migraines and eye strain while using your computer display screen. If you have any of the above, and the symptoms are gradually getting worse, you may be a sufferer of Computer Vision Syndrome.
THIS IS A PROVEN, SIGNIFICANT, EYE CONDITION. YOUR EYES ARE INCREDIBLY VALUABLE – DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
Social networking websites (Facebook, Myspace), watching videos (YouTube), online gaming, email, work and internet study are very much a part of modern life, but how is this affecting the health of your eyes?
What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is the term used to describe the visual problems suffered from extended computer use. These problems show themselves in many ways including:
Computer Vision Syndrome is being recognised as a global phenomenon. The School of Health and rehabilitation sciences from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, has called it
“a rapidly growing eye related repetitive strain disorder relating to the use of computer screens, affecting an estimated 90% of workers using computers for more than three hours a day”
What causes Computer Vision Syndrome?
A major cause of the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome is decreased blinking while using the computer. Independent studies have shown that the blink reflex is reduced significantly when at the computer screen. The longer the eye remains open between blinks, the more likely the front surface of the eye is to dehydrate. This leads to dry eyes, resulting in a feeling of tiredness and irritation in the eyes with inability to focus properly after a short period of time.
What can we do to address the risk of eye damage from reduced blinking as a cause of Computer Vision Syndrome?
It is not possible remind ourselves to consciously blink at the optimal rate for prolonged periods of time, while concentrating on a computer task.
Blink Now™ can sit on top or beside your computer screen, whether it is a regular PC monitor or laptop. Once Blink Now™ is switched on, it will show an animation of a blinking eye. The blink will be repeated at regular intervals to provide a cue for a scientifically determined healthy blink rate. Computer users respond to this by blinking along with the device subconsciously.
Much research has gone into the sizing, brightness, shape and design of the Blink Now™ device to ensure it stimulates your blink rate passively, with minimal distraction.
Blink Now™ is convenient to use, drawing negligible power from your computers existing USB port using the USB cable provided, or from a standard power outlet (power adaptor provided) The device does not require any software installation and is locked out from data transfer, preventing any interference with the functionality of your computer in any way.
Benefits for you and your family:
Blink Now™ helps to potentially reduce the problems of Computer Vision Syndrome, which include:
The benefits of Blink Now™ are expected to be cumulative over a period of time
Blink Now™ is expected to reduce the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome at home and at work, and is easily transferred between multiple computers
Blink Now™ is designed to fit on most desktop and laptop screens
Blink Now™ causes minimal distraction from the computer task
Blink Now™ is externally powered , with no need for expensive batteries
Blink Now™ does not require any software installation and does not interfere with the functionality of the computer in any way