Does my child need blue light glasses?

Many adults question whether or not they need blue light glasses, let alone their children. According to the AACAP, children ages 8 to 12 years of age are using screens 4-6 hours a day, and teenagers are spending up to 9 hours on a screen. Remote learning will increase these averages, and if your child is doing remote learning, it is a good idea to get them blue light eye protection.  Blue light is everywhere  Our exposure to blue light [...continue reading]

What Causes Eye Twitch?

Eye twitch, also known as a blepharospasm, is when your eyelid blinks quickly and you are not controlling it. It is not painful, but this twitch can be disruptive and bothersome. It can last for a few seconds or happen recurring every few minutes. Eye twitches are not harmful and usually do not require any doctor intervention, but sometimes they can cause your eyes to shut completely and reopen which can be very bothersome since you are not controlling it.  [...continue reading]

No Screens At Night: Should I Enforce This Rule In My Household?

It is common practice to unwind after a long day in bed and scroll through social media, play Candy Crush, read the latest news articles, or check your emails one last time before hitting the hay. Right before going to sleep, we set our phone alarm and finally roll over for sleep. Then falling asleep isn’t always so easy. You are exhausted though, so why can’t you fall asleep?  This common trend of experiencing insomnia has continually increased over the [...continue reading]

Feb 4 World Cancer Day: What To Know About Eye Cancer

February 4 is world cancer day, so to contribute and raise awareness, we have decided to share some facts on eye cancer. Eye cancer is not a common disease, however; the American Cancer Society predicts that there will be 3,320 new cancers (mainly melanomas) will be discovered in the US and 400 deaths.    There are two types of eye cancer. There is primary eye cancer, which is where the disease starts in the eye. Then, there is secondary eye [...continue reading]

Tips To Avoid Eye Strain

Almost everyone has experienced eye strain at some point, whether or not they realize it. It can happen from staring at your textbook for too long when studying for an exam, or from a long road trip of hours of your eyes focused on the road ahead.  Eye Strain has become more common than ever before thanks to our digital era. Thanks to widespread use of computers, tablets, and cell phones, eye strain caused by digital devices has become a [...continue reading]

How Light Therapy Helps With Seasonal Depression

We just passed the winter equinox, which means we are in the shortest period of daylight in the entire year. Many of us are waking up before the sun rises and not even done with work or school as the sun is setting. These short daytime hours have us feeling tired and feeling like it's 10pm, not 5pm. Reduced daylight hours can affect everyone different, but with less sunlight we are inevitably getting less vitamin D.  Less vitamin D intake, [...continue reading]

How Do I Know If I Need Blue Light Glasses

Have you ever experienced eye twitching after staring at your computer for over 8 hours? Have your eyes ever hurt or felt strained, causing you to get a headache? Humans are now falling asleep to blue light and then waking up and immediately exposing their eyes once again. This happens when you fall asleep watching TV or scrolling through your phone, and in the morning immediately checking your phone for notifications when you wake up.  It’s become our natural habit, [...continue reading]

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Eye health is part of a holistic approach to physical and emotional health. Eye pain and sight loss can have a significant impact on physical and mental well-being. That’s why examining the different forms of eye disease are important in the journey to preventative care and treatment.  The Glaucoma Research Foundation has deemed January Glaucoma Awareness Month in order to bring attention to this eye health issue. Here’s what to know.  What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that [...continue reading]

Top 3 Tips for Better Sleep to Reduce Daytime Fatigue

Consistently irregular or fitful sleep can lead to fatigue, inability to focus, and mental fogginess, Sleep hygiene refers to the habits you can cultivate to improve the quality of your sleep and therefore the quality of your days.  Here are some helpful, basic tips you can start with to clean up your sleep hygiene in 2021. Reduce caffeine intake: Caffeine doesn’t affect everyone the same, but chances are, most people will suffer from some kind of disrupted sleep after consuming [...continue reading]

How Light Affects Our Bodies and Our Health

Light is a powerful tool in regulating many different processes in our body and brain. Here are a few ways that the light all across the spectrum can help - or hinder - our health.  Vision: Light is obviously closely related to vision capability and health. Light entering the eye is crucial to sight. Too much light, or the wrong kinds of light, can be detrimental and harmful to sight, however. Too much squinting into the sun can cause eye [...continue reading]

What is Melatonin?

A good, restful night sleep can lead to a whole host of wellness benefits from a sense of increased energy to a better ability to focus. Melatonin plays a huge role in helping the body fall asleep and stay asleep. But what exactly is melatonin and do we have any control over how it works in our bodies?  Melatonin is a hormone that your brain produces in response to darkness and signals that it’s time to sleep. Melatonin helps create [...continue reading]

Who Invented Blue LIght LEDs And Why?

By now, it’s well known that too much blue light can have a negative effect on the human body. But what’s the history of this technology?    Technically, blue light exists everywhere. As part of the overall visible light spectrum, most blue light actually comes from the sun. But in 2014, Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki, and Hiroshi Amano were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their invention of blue LED, which made it possible to light flat screen tvs, [...continue reading]

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