Blue light from digital devices and LED light damage your retina and impair your vision. Using this simple light therapy may help offset damage and improve your night vision.
- Blue light damages retinal cells responsible for vision color and clarity, but red and near infrared light help recharge retinal mitochondria and improve sight
- The retina has the highest energy demand of any part of the body. A lack of red and near infrared light from the sun and overexposure to blue light from LED and digital devices can speed retinal aging
- Artificial light at the wrong time of the day also impacts sleep quality, which is associated with obesity, heart attack, high blood pressure and depression
- You can lower your exposure to blue light at home by replacing LED with incandescent bulbs and turning down the blue light in your digital devices at 7 p.m. when the sun naturally sets
Vision is one of your five senses and protecting it has an impact on your overall physical and mental health. Your eye is a complex organ that takes in light bouncing off objects in the environment. Structures in the eye bend and change shape so your brain can interpret your surroundings.
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