Laptop eye strain is a real problem in the modern world. In today’s digital age, the transition to remote work and increased reliance on laptops for both professional and personal tasks is ubiquitous. A critical, yet often overlooked, aspect of this digital lifestyle is the impact of glare on our eyes and devices. At Concord Window Film, we understand the challenges posed by glare and have a solution that not only mitigates these issues but also enhances the comfort and efficiency of your workspace.
Understanding Glare’s Role in Laptop Eye Strain
Before delving into solutions for laptop eye strain, it’s crucial to understand what glare is. Glare occurs when a bright light source causes a significant contrast in your vision, leading to discomfort and reduced visibility. This can be from direct sunlight streaming through your windows or the reflection of light on your laptop screen. Not only does glare make it difficult to see what’s on your screen, but it also contributes to laptop eye strain. Read more about what glare is and how it can impact you here.
Eye strain from laptop use is a growing concern, with studies showing that prolonged exposure to screen glare can lead to Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes.
In fact, The Vision Council reports that nearly 60% of American adults experience digital eye strain due to prolonged use of electronic devices. This not only affects your health but also your productivity and comfort.
The Role of Window Film in Reducing Glare
At Concord Window Film, we offer a range of products specifically designed to combat the issue of glare which causes laptop eye strain. Our solar control ceramic window film, for instance, is engineered to reduce the amount of sunlight that enters through the windows, thereby cutting down the direct and indirect glare on your laptop screen reducing laptop eye strain.
But how does this translate to real-world benefits? Let’s dive into the specifics:
Reduced Laptop Eye Strain
By minimizing the harsh glare from sunlight, our window film helps maintain a consistent light level in your work environment. This reduction in glare is directly linked to decreased eye strain, allowing you to work longer and more comfortably.
Increased Battery Life
A lesser-known benefit of reducing glare is the positive impact on your laptop’s battery life. With reduced glare, there’s less need to crank up the screen brightness, which is one of the major power-consuming aspects of a laptop. A study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM showed that reducing screen brightness from 100% to 70% can save up to 20% of the laptop’s battery life.
Enhanced Privacy and Comfort
Alongside glare reduction, our film offers the added benefit of privacy and temperature control. This means less distraction from outside and a more comfortable working environment. All shades of ComforTech™ Ceramic Series offer solar control while ComforTech™ 25, 15 and 05 are great choices for both privacy and heat reduction.
Choosing Window Film to Counter Laptop Eye Strain
Selecting the right window film for your needs is essential. The important specification to consider is Glare Reduction. The chart below shows the performance specifications for our ComforTech™ Ceramic Series film:
As you can see, even our lightest shade, ComforTech™ 45 reduces glare by 51%. This is a great choice for folks who want the benefits of glare reduction, but don’t want to change the look of their windows. Our ComforTech™ 45 is almost invisible on the glass.
As the shade of film gets darker, the greater the glare control. The choice of how dark to go is – at the end of the day – based on your personal preference of how dark you are willing to go.
To help you choose a shade that is right for you, we offer a sample kit with 5” x 7” pieces of every shade of film. We suggest taping each shade to the window you want to film so you can view how it will look in your space. The way window film appears depends on the direction the window is facing (N, S, E, W), the time of year, and the time of day. The best way to make a selection is to see it in your own home.
Sample kits cost $5.00, but there is a coupon included in each kit for $5.00 off your film purchase.
Incorporating window film into your home or office setup is a smart investment in your health and efficiency. The benefits of reducing glare are far-reaching, from safeguarding your eyes to enhancing your device’s performance. At Concord Window Film, we are committed to helping you create the ideal workspace, where comfort, productivity, and well-being go hand in hand.