Blue Light

What is blue light and how does it affect your eyes?

What is blue light and how does it affect your eyes?
Blue light, which is part of the visible light spectrum, reaches deeper into the eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to the retina. In certain wavelengths, blue light is implicated in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Sources of blue light include the sun, digital screens (TVs, computers, laptops, smart phones and tablets), electronic devices, and fluorescent and LED lighting.

Eye care providers have noted a steady rise in the number of patients with digital eyestrain from prolonged exposure to computer screens. Symptoms include tired, dry or irritated eyes; blurred vision, headaches, and neck and back pain.

After wearing a lens treated with an anti-reflective blue light filter coating, those who previously suffered from digital eyestrain feel significant improvement and relief from dry eyes, sticky eyes, and “gritty eyes” (the feeling of grittiness or sand in the eye).

To learn more about how to reduce symptoms caused by blue light, please contact us to arrange a consultation.