Screen time is now an integral part of our lives from babies through to adults. Without laptops, smartphones, TVs, e-readers and computers life as we know simply wouldn’t exist. Our emails would go unanswered, our Instagram posts unliked, The Bachelor unwatched. But like a lot of good things in life, screen time comes with a big fat negative: blue light exposure.
Blue light is a colour in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by the human eye. Light is made up of electromagnetic particles that travel in waves. These waves emit energy, and range in length and strength. The shorter the wavelength; the higher the energy. Blue light has a very short wavelength, and so produces a higher amount of energy.
High energy blue light emitted from artificial sources such as smartphones and laptops can penetrate the macular pigment over time, causing damage to the retina which can lead to macular degeneration. In fact, cases of macular degeneration have increased by 25% in the last twelve years and blue light is thought to be a major factor.
But never fear, here are 5 key ways to support your eye health and help protect them from blue light damage:
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