03 Mar The real low down on the effects of blue light
We all know that light can be both harmful and beneficial for our vision and our overall health. Natural sunlight contains both UV and blue light. We all know the dangers of UV or Ultra Violet light and we often wear sunglasses to prevent long term damage. But, what do you know about Blue light?
Blue light, which is part of the visible light spectrum, reaches deeper into your eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to your retina and it is connected to the development of age-related macular degeneration.
Blue light is not just entering your eye from natural sources like the sun. Our eyes are also absorbing blue light for digital sources on a daily basis. Over time, our eyes are exposed to various sources that emit this blue-violet light in LED lighting, tablets, TVs, computer screens and smart phones. There’s no doubt our exposure to blue-violet light is on the increase. This cumulative and constant exposure to the blue-violet light is going to accumulate over time and has the potential to cause damage to the retinal cells, which is going to slowly lead to retinal cell death and can in turn lead to Macular Degeneration.
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