Digital Eye Strain
How many screens do you have?  Technology is all around us these days.  It is fair to assume this abundance of technology has improved our every day lives, and for the most part, it has.  The advancement of technology is not without its drawbacks though.  Take Blue Light for example.  According to The Vision Council, "Blue light, also known as high energy visible (HEV) light, is a type of light with short wavelengths emitting a higher energy. Blue light penetrates deep into the eye, so exposure may result in: damage to the retina exposing the eye to hidden spikes in intensity, long-term vision problems such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, and suppressing the natural release of melatonin, disrupting sleep.  Aside from sunlight, digital screens – like those of TVs, computer/laptops, smart phones and tablets – are the most common source of individuals' blue light exposure.  More than 80 percent of Americans report using digital devices in the hour before going to sleep, which has been shown to disrupt sleep patterns by increasing alertness to the brain."

Check out the below infographic on this topic, and visit The Vision Council's "Blue Light Exposure and Digital Eye Strain" page for more information.

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