Giving Blue Light the Red Light

Americans spend an average of 11 hours each day looking at a screen, from the TV to the ubiquitous smartphone. This drastic increase in screen time can wreak havoc on our health in many ways, including the health of our eyes. For example, extended screen time can lead to computer vision syndrome, which can cause fatigued, dry, and irritable eyes. As well, the excess amount of blue light that we’re absorbing from these screens can lead to eye and sleep problems.

 

At Beverly Hills Optometry, our team offers several solutions, including eye wear with special blue light protection built in. These lenses reduce the amount of blue light that enters your eyes, keeping them safe from too much exposure. This allows your eyes the break they need and it also promotes better sleep since blue light can affect your production of melatonin.

 

To learn more about protecting your eyes against blue light, give us a call today.

Author
Dr Kambiz Silani Chief Clinical Director

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