Eye protection is very important in today’s digital world. Everyday people are communicating via their computers or mobile devices at work, school and home. However, with the amount of time we are on our electrical devices— it is important to protect our eyes from blue light wavelength. The reason for this is because blue light wavelength produces a higher amount of energy. Studies have suggested that, over time, large exposure to blue light could cause serious damage to your eyes.
Eye Protection While Using Damaging Electric Devices
Types Diseases Possibly Cased By Exposure To Blue Light:
Blue light wavelengths is beneficial during the day because it helps boost attention, reaction times, and mood. However, Blue light is disruptive during the night. For instance, it can affect your sleep and possibly certain diseases due to hormones suppression.
Exposure To Excess Blue Light May Cause:
1. Macular Degeneration
2. Eye Fatigue
3. Dry eyes
4. Sleep Disorders
8. Heart Disease
Things You Can Do To Protect Your Eyes At Night From Blue Light Exposure:
1. Dim Red Night Light- using a dim red night light can protect your eyes from blue light exposure at night because red light has the least power to shift circadian rhythm and suppress certain hormones.
2. Avoid Looking At Bright Screens- put away your electrical devices 2 to 3 hours before bed.
3. Use A Blocking App- install an app that filters the blue and green wavelength at night.
4. Use Blue Light Eyeglasses- wear blue blocking glasses if you are employed at night and use electronic devices.
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