Combat Digital Eye Strain with This New Lens

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In this day and age, it’s hard to resist binge-watching your favorite TV shows, keeping up with celebrities on Instagram, talking politics on Twitter, and working long hours to finish your PowerPoint presentation by the deadline. But be warned: all this digital immersion can affect your eyes through digital eye strain.

Digital eye strain can appear after spending as little as two hours a day in front of a screen. But, if you’re like most people, you likely spend far more than a couple of hours a day bathed in technology’s luminous glow. Furthermore, that glow largely comprises blue light, a high-energy range of light that is linked to digital eye strain.

digital eye strain

Symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Tired, itching or burning eyes
  • Dry or watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry or double vision

If you work in front of a computer or are a regular digital device user, you’ve likely experienced one or more of these symptoms. In fact, more than half of all Americans suffer from digital eye strain.

How to avoid digital eye strain.

Significantly cutting down your screen time is not a feasible option for most. (Although, if you have children, you might consider limiting their screen time to less than a few hours a day).

A more reasonable option is to wear glasses with lenses that help defend against digital eye strain.

Unity Relieve is a lens that offers a slight prescription boost at the bottom of your lenses where you view the screens of your digital devices. The innovative lenses also come coated with TechShield Blue, an anti-reflective coating that reduces exposure to blue light. This combination enables better vision when glancing down at your devices as well as improved visual comfort throughout the day.

Your eye doctor can customize Unity Relieve lenses to accommodate your unique visual needs, current eye strain symptoms and digital lifestyle. That means you’ll get the exact visual relief and performance you need. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should binge on more of your favorite shows, but at least your eyes will be more comfortable if you do!

A personalized experience, better visual performance and relief from digital eye strain. If you’re like the millions of people who are digitally devout, that could be just what the eye doctor ordered. During your next eye exam, ask your eye doctor if Unity Relieve is right for you.


  • Carolyn says:

    Is there a contact lens that helps with digital eye strain for people that wears contact lens?

    • Angelina F. says:

      You can ask your eye doctor for their recommendation on which contacts will best fit your needs. You can find a VSP network doctor near you by using the Find a Doctor search on

      -Angelina F., VSP

  • Kimber Deans says:

    My eye doctor said that this type of blue light lenses would be helpful, but are not covered by insurance. Is that true?

  • Eleanor Imhoff says:

    Interesting, I have very dry eyes and this info might bejust what I need. How do I get more info?

    • Angelina F. says:

      Your eye doctor would be a good resource. If you don’t already have a regular eye doctor you can find a VSP network practice near you by using the Find a Doctor search on

      -Angelina F., VSP

  • Dia says:

    are samples available?

    • Angelina F. says:

      Samples are only available to eye care professionals. If you are an eye care professional, please ask your Unity consultant for a voucher.
      -Angelina F., VSP

  • Christi Bradley says:

    Are these lenses available if your prescription is a no line bifocal transgression one? I am fixing to have my yearly exam and I want to ask my eye doctor about these. I sit in front of a computer 8 hours a day at work. Are there limited eye doctors that can prescribe these types of lenses? Thank you.

    • Angelina F. says:

      Unity Relieve lenses are for single vision wearers. If currently wear bifocals or progressive lenses and spend time behind the screen, the product team suggests Unity’s computer lenses, Unity Via OfficePro. These lenses are specifically designed for multifocal wearers whose workspace is in close range for extended periods of time. These lenses are available across the country from all VSP network doctors, you can check the link below for all VSP provider locations in your area.
      -Angelina F. VSP

  • Corinne Smith says:

    How can I find a doctor/office that uses the Unity Relieve lens? I just purchased new glasses and thought I was getting this specialty lens but I am still having the signs of digital eye strain.

  • Elmer Larson says:

    Why are your articles in such small print for people who obviously have some
    trouble reading?

    • John says:

      If you hold down the Ctrl key (lower left on keyboard)and then scroll up/down on your mouse you will see the print get larger/smaller.

  • Suzanne says:

    What can you do about computer screen induced eye fatigue for contact wearers?

    • Angelina F. says:

      Ask your eye doctor about the best options for contact wearers. If you are in need of an eye doctor, you can find a VSP network practice near you by using the Find a Doctor search on

      -Angelina F., VSP

  • Sandy says:

    Are these Unity relief lenses expensive?

  • Pamela Hollis says:

    What is name for new lines, I would like to mention to my eye care provider.

  • mark wells says:

    How can I demo these lenses?

    • Angelina F. says:

      Hi Mark,
      If you are asking on behalf of a practice, please ask your Unity business consultant today about receiving a training demonstration and trying Unity Relieve in your practice.
      -Angelina F., VSP

  • Guy McIntyre says:

    Great advise tried and loved them, Thank You

  • Larry B says:

    I currently have Crizal Prevencia and Transitions Signature. but I need help with bright auto headlights at night. Any suggestions?

  • Thomas M Perretta says:

    I just had cataract surgery and my distance and mid range vision is better but now I need Readers for up close (up to 18″)are needed. I also do a lot of computer work and up close reading for data entry……I used to have progressive with transition but the surgery helped with my night driving….what do you recommend??

  • Vanessa W. says:

    Has the effectiveness of these lenses been tested in at least one randomized controlled trial that compared them to lenses without their features?

  • Diane Bougourd says:

    The single lens glasses I purchased last year has DuraVision BlueProtect. How does that compare to the Unity Relieve lens? With these lens, I still suffer with red eyes and not sure if it is because of the 8-hour day I spend on the computer working with my customers. Thank you.

  • Katie says:

    These are the best glasses I have ever had! I suggest them to everyone. Yes sometime you need a second pair of glasses but the eye pain and headaches has gone away.

  • Lindsay says:

    What is the actual power that is added to the Relieve 50 and Relieve 70 lenses?

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