As much as 75% of Americans need some sort of vision correction. Scientists and doctors are not sure exactly why that is the case, but it is rather concerning.Â However, one trend in society that is concerning is the increased exposure to blue light due to our ingrained use of technology like computers, tablets and smartphones.
Science has not been able to accurately predict the longterm effects of repeated blue light exposure to your overall eye health because the technology has been around for such a short time. But doctors have been able to determine that blue light from electronics can penetrate deeply in your eye and may be linked to diseases like macular degeneration. Also, prolonged exposure to screens can cause digital eye strain and dry eye.
Limiting exposure to screens and routine eye exams are a couple ways that you preserve your eye health. For more questions about this topic, please contact our team. We’re happy to help.