screen use matters
According to the screen responsibly survey conducted on behalf of Shire, your patients are spending a lot of time on their screens—smartphones, computers, TVs, tablets. For many, at least 6 to 8 hours a day!1 That’s why Shire wants to spread the word about responsible screen use—because in this multi-screen world, it’s more important than ever for eyes to feel some eyelove.
keep the conversations going
Talking to your patients and helping them to love their eyes as much as their screens is as easy as screen.blink.listen.2
Make the connection between screen use and how your patients’ eyes are feeling.
Remind your patients to take blink breaks as part of a healthy screen routine.
Chat with your patients about dry eye disease and encourage healthy screen habits.
What makes screen.blink.listen. so important? An eye-opening survey
The push for responsible screen use isn’t coming out of nowhere. Attitudes toward screen time among patients and eye care professionals (ECPs) can help us all understand screening behavior—which is why we conducted our screen responsibly survey.
We asked 1,001 adults with dry eye or self-reported dry eye symptoms to give us the details on their screening habits. We also asked 1,000 ECPs just like you to share their views on the impact of screen use on eye health.
Check out what we heard1:
of adults would be interested in learning more about easy steps they can take to limit the impact that screens can have on their eyes
These data and more underline just how important it is to screen.blink.listen.
Adults with dry eye symptoms
and ECPs told us even more. Curious?
Look no further
About the survey
The survey was conducted online within the United States by Edelman Intelligence on behalf of Shire between November 14, 2017 and December 3, 2017. The consumer arm of the survey included a total of 1,001 U.S. adults ages 18+ with self-reported Dry Eye symptoms or diagnosed with Dry Eye, and the professional arm of the survey included 1,000 eye care professionals in the U.S. who are optometrists (n=500) or ophthalmologists (n = 500) (ECPs).
- Data on file, REF-029907. Shire Dry Eye Research Report. Shire Pharmaceuticals, 2017.
American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dry eye syndrome preferred practice pattern-2013.
http://www.aao.org/preferred-practice-pattern/dry-eye-syndrome-ppp--2013. Accessed August 12, 2015.