What is Blue Light?
Blue light is the high-energy waves within the light spectrum that are similar to UV rays, but visible to the human eye.
Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, you’ll find high concentrations of blue light outdoors from the sun’s rays. Indoors, sources of blue light include digital devices (TVs, tablets, phones and computers) and artificial lighting; especially fluorescent lights, compact fluorescent light bulbs and LED lights.
Why is Blue Light Harmful?
Our eyes offer a natural filter for most light, but they don’t provide sufficient protection against blue light rays.
This leaves us exposed to its harmful effects, and prolonged exposure to blue light may cause retinal damage or lead to vision loss, just as prolonged UV exposure can harm healthy skin.
What Are the Effects of Blue light Exposure?
Research from medical professionals indicates blue light exposure may cause:
- Macular Degeneration and Cataracts
- Behavioral and Anxiety Issues
- Diminished Concentration
- Sleep Disorders
- Computer Vision Syndrome
- Headaches, Eye Strain and Discomfort
- Health Problems such as Cancer, Diabetes and Obesity
How can I Protect My Eyes?
Eat healthy foods
Get plenty of sleep
Always wear eye protection
Use a specially engineered lamp that eliminates the harmful blue light from artificial lighting when reading,Glasses working on the computer, at your desk or doing crafts to give your eyes the protection they need.