Blue Light in a Brief
Blue light as already discussed in the previous blog series is a type of high-energy visible light, which has a wavelength between 380 and 500 nm. The sources of it are becoming increasingly common in today’s environment and people are being exposed to blue light via everyday technology. Variety of technologies including computers, smartphones, televisions, and lights. Much of the exposure arises from light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Blue Light Effects and Experts Suggestion
Constant exposure to blue light is a hot topic now. So today we are going to share what several Ophthalmologists have to say about harmful effects of blue light, and what can be done to protect the vision.
A 1992 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Gary Morgan opened the practice in 1993. His goal is to provide cutting edge technology for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases with screening procedures during routine well vision exams. According to him both blue-light filtering lenses and “a carotenoid supplement containing all three macular carotenoids” can help fight against age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Andrea P. Thau asks to suggest patients to take a little time out of their busy schedule to explore settings on their digital devices. She tells to use a larger font size, increase screen contrast, and reduce brightness until there is a comfortable balance that is easy on the eyes.
Exposure to blue light before sleep is found to take a toll on health. People who spend time with digital devices before sleep feel sleepy even after 8 hrs of sleep. Blue light affects sleep patterns. A study in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology found that a week of increased exposure to blue light before sleep is found to cut sleep time by an average of 14 minutes.
Dr. Nicholas Feipel, Optometrist at Busby Eye Care in Westfield, IN, discussed blink rates with the AOA News. He stated that it’s a matter of conscious effort to fully open and close the eye no matter how engrossed a person is in digital work.
Eyewear To Protect Your Eyes
No matter how much we try but we cannot stay away from digital devices because our life is dependent on it. But there are some ways with which we can protect our eyes from blue light and reduce short and long term effects of digital eye strain and blue light exposure. Eyewears like Seiko Super Resistant Blue are proven to protect the eyes from these harmful effects of blue light and eye strain. The unique features of Seiko Super Resistant Blue eyewear are mentioned below.
Improved high-contrast vision
Less glare due to a reduction of blue diffused light
More relaxed vision prevents tired eyes
Excellent performance characteristics due to Hard Coat, Super Clean Coat, reflex reduction and antistatic properties.
Keep your vision healthy only with i2i optical.