Does Apple’s Night Shift feature block blue light?

As electronic manufacturers are listening to doctor’s concerns about the harmful effects of overexposure to blue light, do they hit the mark with features such as Apple’s Night Shift? Apple’s latest feature, Night Shift, uses geolocation and sunset time data to reduce the amount of blue light your device emits. However, the result isn’t a technical reduction in blue light, but rather a filtered amber version. Medical professionals have been prescribing and touting the benefit of blue-light reducing apps for [...continue reading]

How is blue light harmful to the Macula?

Medical professionals have found that ultra-violet and blue light rays aggravate macular degeneration. Ultra-violet and blue light rays are in a portion of the light spectrum of invisible light. These rays are below 286nm to 400nm and are harmful to the eye. Overexposure can lead to cataracts and other eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. Types of UV Light There are several different sources of UV light, such as the sun, fluorescent lighting, video display terminals, high-intensity mercury vapor lamps [...continue reading]

Who benefits most from BluTech Lenses?

BluTech Lenses are designed to reduce the amount of harmful blue light rays that enter our eyes. Blue light rays are responsible for a wide array of health and medical complications, including eyestrain, headaches and disrupted sleep cycles. Who benefits most? BluTech lenses benefit: Children under Age 18 Contact lens wearers Patients with family histories of macular problems Post-op cataract or LASIK patients Anyone that uses digital devices for 3 hours or more on a daily basis Unfortunately, children at [...continue reading]

6 Facts You Need to Know About Blue Light

Ever wonder what blue light rays are and how you can protect your delicate baby blues from the harmful effects? Here are the top six things you need to know about blue light. It’s Everywhere! Sunlight is the key source of blue light in our environments, but artificially created indoor light and electronic devices is rapidly increasing the amount of blue light exposure. Reduces Melatonin Levels – Overexposure to blue light decreases the levels of melatonin our body produces. Melatonin [...continue reading]

Study Shows Blue Light-Blocking Glasses May Help People

A new study confirms that lenses that filter blue light double nighttime melatonin levels and greatly enhance patients’ quality of sleep. These patients also report waking up fewer times throughout the night, awakening feeling more rested than the placebo group that was not given BluTech Lenses. In today’s digital age, blue light is difficult, if not impossible, to avoid. While the sun is a source of natural blue light, the sun’s rays give way to the moon each night, which [...continue reading]

Why the buzz about Blue Light?

Blue light has existed since the beginning of time, so why all the fuss now? Before digital devices and curlicue (CFL) and LED light bulbs, the only source of blue light that we worried about was the sun. Blue light is now indoors and present on backlit devices and artificial lights, exposing our eyes to increasing levels of blue light. This increase is not what nature intended when we got the sun. This is artificial, humanmade light and it’s messing [...continue reading]


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