Blue Light Protection
Blue light is everywhere and we are all truly “living in an experiment” with regards to the full effect blue light has on our eyes and bodies. With all of us spending more time on cell phones, tablets and computers we are being exposed to unprecedented amounts of blue light in close proximity to our eyes.
- Blue light suppresses melatonin production which can impact your ability to fall asleep and alter your circadian rhythm
- Blue light causes digital strain – it is difficult for your eyes to focus while looking at a screen with blue light
- Blue light can cause damage to retinal cells and the concern is that this might lead to increased risk of macular degeneration as we age
Since children are getting exposure to blue light at a much younger age and for longer and longer periods, we especially need to be thinking about how we can reduce their exposure.
Shamrock Family Eye Care uses the latest lens technology for glasses that can help protect your eyes from the damaging effects of blue light. We can also help educate you about additional options available to limit blue light exposure.