In the beginning, we depended on the sunlight to see. We transitioned from fire and torches to electric bulbs. Electric bulbs had a spectrum similar to that of sunlight, so our eyes didn’t feel a substantial change.

With the advent of electronic devices, many new artificial sources of light were created.

Today, 42% of children, under 8 years old, own a tablet or another electronic device.

All millennials use the internet, with 86% of them using social media on a day-to-day basis.

Over 80% of Americans use the internet on a daily basis.

This level of blue light intake can have adverse effects on our eyes and our health in general.

 

Impacts of Blue Light

Digital Eye Strain AKA Computer Vision Syndrome

  • Pain or pressure around the eyeballs that results from prolonged use of electronic device(s).
  • Symptoms:
    • Pain in the eyes
    • Headaches
    • Blurred vision
    • Dry eyes
    • Trouble sleeping at night 

Benefits of Blue Light Filters

  • Alleviates the potential impacts of digital eye strain.
  • Helps in improving sleep cycles

Recommendations [by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)]

  • 20-20-20 Rule: Look away from the screen, at an object 20 feet away, for at-least 20 seconds, after every 20-minutes of screen time. 
  • Maintaining proper distance from screens.
  • Reducing the levels of glare and brightness on electronic screens.
  • USE BLUE-LIGHT FILTERS!

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