Wink Helps Ease Computer Vision Syndrome for the Tech-Obsessed

 - Jan 22, 2014
References: news.cnet & psfk
In today’s day and age where almost everything is online or virtual, more than often, we find ourselves unintentionally staring at the computer screen for extended periods of time and sometimes even for an entire day, causing computer vision syndrome, which in turn, causes a series of temporary syndromes that makes your perception harder, and making yo more prone to headaches, double vision and dry eyes.

Now there is a device that aims to eliminate these syndromes -- ‘The Wink Glasses.' The smart eyeglasses fog up for one split second when you’ve been staring at the screen for too long. The wearable technology was created by designer Kazuo Kawasaki and produced by Japanese optics company Masunaga Optical.

The eye accessory fogs up the glasses for a quick 0.2 seconds at every 10 second interval to remind you to take a break from staring at the screen. The Wink Glasses forces you to blink each time they fog up, serving as a reminder for computer users to take a break from staring at the computer screen for too long.

The fogging mechanism was developed by dipping the lens of the glasses in crystal sheets of liquid. The glasses weighs slightly more than normal, generic glasses as they are fitted with a small battery in the left arm of the glasses.