Digital lifestyles and contact lens prescribers

The use of digital devices is increasing rapidly. In just 4 years, from 2011 to 2015…

Smartphone ownership nearly doubled1

Tablet computer ownership more than quintupled1

Not surprisingly, as a result of the increasing use of digital devices:

  • Over 90% of adults use digital devices for 2 or more hours a day2
  • Over 50% of 18-29 year olds use digital devices for 9 or more hours a day2
  • 64% of adults say they do most of their reading on digital devices3
  • 70% use 2 or more digital devices at a time4

Yet 90% of patients do not talk with their eye care professional about digital device usage!5

That has to change. Especially now that you can prescribe Biofinity Energys™ to your sphere lens wearers.

Biofinity Energys™ are the only contact lenses in the world with Digital Zone Optics™ lens design - supporting wearers’ eyes, on-screen and off.

Find out more about Biofinity Energys™, the lenses specifically designed for your patients’ digital lifestyles.


1 Anderson M. Technology device ownership: 2015. Pew Research Center. Available at: Accessed July 6, 2016.

2 YouGov. European eye fatigue study. April 2016.

3 American Optometric Association (AOA). 2015 American Eye-Q® survey results.

Available at: Accessed July 11, 2016.

4 The Vision Council. Eyes overexposed: the digital device dilemma; 2016 digital eye strain report. Available at: Accessed July 11, 2016.

5 The Vision Council. “Eyes Overexposed: The Digital Device Dilemma: 2016 Digital Eye Strain Report.” Available at: Accessed March 10, 2016.