Now that it’s back to school and back to reality, there are a few essentials that everyone needs to get them through the day as they hit the books and say “goodbye” to the season’s long summer days.
With a tablet and other digital devices replacing pen and paper we’re all exposed to digital blue light for longer periods of time each day. This High Energy Visible (HEV) blue light can cause digital eye burn that leads to dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and can also affect sleeping patterns.
The good news is that you can add digital protection added with BlueReflect lenses that both filter and reflect Harmful Blue Light – a must-have for any student spending extended periods of time on a smartphone, tablet, computer and under fluorescent lights.
Likewise, it’s just as important to protect your eyes from UV in the fall and winter as it is in the summer. When moving from outdoors to inside make sure that you are wearing sunglasses with 100% UV Protection. If you have perfect vision, or wear contact lenses, you can select pre-made sunglasses to suit your style and mood, or transform almost any pair of glasses into prescription sunglasses with a grey, brown or grey-green tint.
Your backpack is also your emergency kit so look for extra padding from a vintage-inspired pack (in this case from Herschel Supply Co.) to keep your devices protected, and pockets and a roomy interior for anything you might need in the day. Fill your bag with textbooks, snacks (and mints!), earphones and your charger and your good to go for the day.