Today I want to talk about something that’s NEGATIVELY affecting almost ALL of us, including children, and that’s the light from screens — which includes your smartphones, laptops, pads, other handheld devices, and even smart TVs.
Not only is the strong, bright light from such devices bad for your health, brain waves, hormones, and sleep… the blue light, in particular, can be very damaging and toxic to your eyes.
Scientist have discovered that the blue light emitted from such screens can lead to macular degeneration – which is one of the leading causes of vision loss.1
Blue light appears to damage retinal cells.
In fact, the retinal-generated toxicity by blue light is universal. It can kill any cell type!
It’s still unclear how much blue light is needed and for how long it’s necessary to damage these sight-seeing cells.
Unfortunately, we do know that the damage is irreversible!
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you’re going to go blind anytime soon. However, aging alone causes a decrease in eyesight, so why accelerate the process with blue light?!!?!…
And remember, blue light is ALSO emitted by the sun – in addition to all of these devices.
Thus, there’s an accumulated effect, which is why more and more people have vision problems these days, at a younger age.
So What’s The Solution
Now, I’m not going to tell you to stop using your computer, cell phone, or stop watching TV. It’s just not practical, possible, or probable.
So, here are some steps in reducing the damage from such devices and the blue light.
- Watching such devices in the dark and at night, can intensify the blue light. So, stop using your phone in bed or in the dark.
- The newest phones have “blue light filters” that you can turn on – iPhones, Androids, etc. all have such a feature. Make sure you turn it on, especially at night when the sun comes down.
- On your desktop and computers, such blue-light filters, also exist in the newest computers. Just activate it.
- You should also install blue-light filter software and apps, such as f.lux.2 This is what I’ve used on my computers for a few years now. When the sun goes down, it automatically gets activated and turns OFF the blue-light from your screen. It’s a free program.
- I also suggest wearing blue-blocker glasses at night. Good for your eyes AND sleep. This way you can also watch TV and not get hit by the blue-light. You can get these blue-blocking glasses at amazon.com.3 It’s super inexpensive.
Ultimately, you want to reduce some of the screen time. This is especially important for children who seem to be glued to their ipads. Even if it’s educational material and videos, it’s still unhealthy for their eyes, brain waves, and hormones.
And I know this seems like a big inconvenience, but it doesn’t have to be. All of these devices have such blue-blocking features these days and simply wearing the blue-blocking glasses in the evening will reduce the eye-damaging effects tremendously!
- https://justgetflux.com/ – Blue light blocking software
- https://amzn.to/2GS1Pho – Blue light blocking glasses