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Blue Light Basics

Is blue light exposure really that big of a deal? Every day, millions of people are exposed to screens, the sun, and blue light from lightbulbs. Yet, many are still unsure why it is important to be mindful of the exposure. Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum, between 400 nm and 500 nm. Blue light is one of the shortest and highest-energy visible wavelengths. Digital devices and LED lights all emit blue light. These devices have an [...continue reading]

How To Cope With Pregnancy and Migraine

When an individual is diagnosed with chronic migraine, they have several treatment options that are presented to them. Most of those options include various types of medication to treat migraine symptoms. However, most of these migraine medications are not an option if a woman becomes pregnant. Studies have shown that 15 to 20 percent of women will experience migraine episodes during pregnancy, which include symptoms such as headaches, aura, light sensitivity, fatigue, nausea/vomiting and mental fuzziness. While these women are [...continue reading]

Beating Fatigue

Have you ever had a day where you just felt sluggish?  Everything you do feels heavy and exhausting.  You think, “If one more person asks me to do something, I might just pass out right here.” Fatigue is a very common experience. From parents to employees, to anyone working long hours, and those who understand insomnia, many know how debilitating it can feel to be fatigued. There are many reasons someone could be experiencing extreme tiredness and exhaustion.  Exposure to [...continue reading]

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]

Boost Your Health by Reducing Blue Light Exposure

Too much blue light can impact the type of sleep you get and the chance of developing a migraine.  Blue light is a type of light that tells our bodies to stay awake. If we are exposed to too much blue light during the day, our bodies have a hard time developing what is needed to fall asleep at night.  If you believe you are getting enough sleep at night, but still find yourself tired throughout the day, you should [...continue reading]

How LED Technology is Impacting You

LED lights are commonplace and all around us. Yet, the health impacts of LED light exposure are not always positive.  We know that LED lightbulbs can last longer than traditional lightbulbs. Yet, it is important to ask at what cost to us.  New research is consistently showing that the blue light that gets emitted from LED light sources may be harmful to your eyes.  Blue light exposure can also impact the ability of your body to produce melatonin. Melatonin is [...continue reading]

Protecting Your Teen from Overuse of Devices

Many research studies and news stories focus on the impact of devices on adults.  Others focus solely on screen time recommendations for infants and young children. It is essential that we do not forget the other group of people who are known to spend an incredible amount of time on devices each day. Teenagers! Teenagers often spend more hours on devices than any other person in their family.  Between using computers and laptops at school, to completing homework online at [...continue reading]

Sleep Solutions

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you notice that you wake up frequently throughout the night? Do you wake up feeling fatigued? Insomnia, frequent waking and fatigue are unfortunately very common.  Problems falling and staying asleep bring thousands of people to the doctors every year. Doctors have been noticing an increase in complaints of sleep difficulties.  Fatigue is another common body disturbance. Doctors have noted that people are seeking more advice for managing sleeplessness and feelings of awakeness throughout [...continue reading]

When To Wear Blue Light Blocking Lenses

Blue light is all around us. It can be found in natural sunlight. It can also be found in LED light bulbs, television screens, smartphone displays, and computer monitors.  You have heard that blue light can be great. You’ve also heard that it can be potentially damaging.  So when is the right time to wear blue light blocking lenses? Computer Use Anytime that you are using a desktop monitor or laptop computer you should be wearing your blue light blocking [...continue reading]

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