BLUE LIGHT AND YOUR EYES
Most of us spend many of our waking hours staring at a screen. Cell phones, tablets, computers and flat screen tv’s are everywhere and the blue light they emit can be very damaging to our eyes. Blue light can help elevate your mood and increase awareness, but there are also many negative side effects of this short, high energy wavelength.
Why Be Concerned
Our eyes' natural filters do not provide sufficient protection against blue light rays from the sun, let alone the blue light emanating from devices
This light may cause retinal damage and contribute to age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to loss of vision
Disruptions to the natural circadian rhythm occur
Can cause blurry vision, difficulty focusing, and dry and irritated eyes
May lead to poor sleep quality, difficulty falling asleep, and daytime fatigue
What You Can Do
Avoid bright screens 2-3 hours before bed
Reduce the brightness and adjust the temperature of your screens and don’t sit too close
Limit screen time to no more than 2 hours per day for adults and less for young children`
Wear blue light filtering glasses to limit exposure
Eat a healthy diet of leafy greens and colorful fruits to increase the levels of protective pigments in the eye
This post is sponsored by IRIS, however like always, all opinions are my own.