Philips Monitors introduces SoftBlue technology, which reduces eye-damaging blue light waves. Find out how this innovative Philips technology prevents eye fatigue and damage while maintaining vivid colour and image clarity.
Digital Eye Strain – The Hidden Danger of Modern Life
We all know that it’s important to protect our eyes from sunlight, wind, water and hazardous substances. In fact, we wouldn’t think twice about putting on a pair of sunglasses, goggles or safety glasses to shield our eyes from harm. But despite taking these measures, there’s another eye protection issue that we often overlook.
Philips believes in creating technology to support a safer and healthier lifestyle, and we can all start by protecting our eyes. But you might be asking, “What has eye protection got to do with computer monitors?” In today’s technological age, the average adult spends around 7 hours a day looking at a computer monitor. We use it both for work and leisure. In fact, we use our monitors for just about everything, including designing, writing reports, creating presentations, making calculations, writing emails, paying the bills, web surfing, engaging in social media and much more.
Let’s take a closer look at the impact that this has on our eyes.
Digital Eye Strain – What You Need to Know
Despite depending on computer monitors to perform their daily tasks, most consumers are unaware that computer monitors radiate a blue light that can cause a condition called Digital Eye Strain. The condition can manifest itself in a variety of physical symptoms, such as eye strain, headaches, burning or dry eyes, blurred vision, difficulty to focus, as well as a sore neck and shoulders.
Over exposure to the blue light emitted by screens can have negative impact on our health.
However, the negative impact of Digital Eye Strain doesn’t end there. In fact, its symptoms can lead to further problems, such as a decrease in concentration, reduced productivity and irritability. Furthermore, research has also shown that excessive exposure to blue light, with wavelengths of 380nm to 450 nm, can contribute to eye damage. This includes the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which occurs because blue light can penetrate deep into the eye and its cumulative effect can damage the retina.
Philips Technology That Cares
Realising the need to create a technology that cares for the eyes, Philips created SoftBlue so that we can all have a safer and healthier option for our eyes. This innovative anti-blue light technology effectively reduces harmful blue light waves, as certified by international testing organisation TUV Rheinland.
By significantly reducing harmful blue light, SoftBlue not only protects your eyes, but also ensures maximum viewing comfort during long sessions of screen time. While it is specially developed to protect your eyes from strain and damage, SoftBlue also helps alleviate other unpleasant symptoms that you might suffer as a result of Digital Eye Strain.
Colors and Images That Stay Truly Vivid
In fact, Philips’ SoftBlue innovation is so good that you can’t even tell if it’s on! In addition to protecting your eyes, SoftBlue delivers the brilliant and consistent colors you’ve come to expect from Philips monitors. You’ll see and enjoy every nuance and detail, just as nature intended.
Philips SoftBlue maintains the accuracy and vividness of colors you’ll see on the screen.
There are other existing products who claim to have blue light protection. However, it changes the appearance of images to become yellowish hue, thus affecting image quality. And instead of needing you to wear blue light filtering glasses or applying a blue light filter sticker on your monitor, Philips removes harmful blue light right at the source, so there’s no fuss for you.
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