Vision News

22 September 2019

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The effect of blue light on our vision is a growing topic of discussion. We are exposed to light with blue components both indoors and outdoors. On the one hand, we need blue light for a healthy body and our general well-being. On the other hand, blue light can be dangerous, especially in strong sunshine. We protect ourselves with sunglasses when outdoors. There is an increase in the use of digital devices (which are back-lit by LEDs) and modern, energy efficient lighting (LED lights and compact fluorescent type bulbs), most of which emit a high level of blue light. LEDs contain about 35%  harmful blue light and compact fluorescents contain about 25% harmful blue light. By 2020, 90% of our light sources will be LED. Our exposure to blue light is everywhere and only increasing.

Do you work at a computer every day for long periods of time and in rooms with modern lighting systems? You may want to consider your next work glasses being coated to protect against the wavelengths of blue light.

Evening exposure to blue wavelengths of light can disrupt our natural sleep cycyles. For those of you who use digital screens in the evening hours before bed, you should be using blue protecting lenses.

Clear lenses with Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect coating offer a durable, easy clean surface while protecting your eyes from blue light in the hazardous 390 to 440 nm wavelength range.

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