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How Blue Light Exposure Impacts Aging

New research from Oregon State University shows that exposure to blue light can impact the development of fruit flies. Blue light is emitted from electronic devices that we have around us, all the time. Phones, tablets, laptops, and televisions all emit blue light.  Animals naturally avoid exposure to blue light, as was shown by a recent study completed.  The blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes impacted the development of the fruit flies in the study. Scientists exposed fruit flies to [...continue reading]

How to Choose Lenses If You Have Migraines

When someone says they get a migraine, it can mean a whole lot of different things. Do you experience migraine attacks intermittently? Every week? Once a year? Every month? There is a wide range of causes of migraine and with the knowledge that each day may be different, there is value in determining the right kind of lenses based on your symptoms. People who experience “chronic migraine” have 15 or more migraine days per month. The attacks also last longer [...continue reading]

Protect Your Eyes by Balancing Light, Sun and Diet

You are surrounded by light every day. Whether you are inside or out, it is important to consider the light that you are being exposed to.  LED lights emit mostly blue light.  Sources of LED lights include: Light bulbs  Computer screens  Televisions  Mobile phones  Tablets The more you are exposed to potentially damaging blue light each day, the more important it is to manage your exposure.  You can minimize your exposure by wearing blue light blocking lenses.  You should wear [...continue reading]

Helping Young Eyes

Think about a recent restaurant you have been to. What about shopping at the grocery store or waiting in a doctor’s office? How often do you see children using phones and tablets in these situations? Phones and tablets can act as a great distraction. Helping young children deal with waiting during boring errands or waiting for restaurant food to arrive. They can minimize tantrums and anxiety in social situations. Young children are exposed to potentially damaging blue light each day,  [...continue reading]

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