Our eyes need light for color perception, clarity and sharpness of vision but some wavelengths of blue light can be harmful to your eye health and vision. So, we put together our top 5 questions to ask about this effect and about devices in our everyday lives.
1. What is blue light?
Blue light is a high-energy light source emitted by today's digital devices and energy efficient lighting.
2. Why should I care about blue light?
Research has proven exposure to harmful blue light contributes to serious eye and health conditions, including: eye strain, vision loss, sleep disruption, and is a risk factor for the onset of age-related macular degeneration (a leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness in adults over the age of 60).
3. Is the blue light concern real?
Yes – eye specialists, general health practitioners and scholars are releasing new studies regularly on the dangers associated with blue light exposure.
4. Which devices are causing the greatest concern?
Because blue light's impact increases when your eyes are closer to the source, the following devices are concerning doctors most: smartphones, tablets, game devices, TV's, computers, CFL and LED lighting.