What Does Working on a Computer Do to Your Health

Does your job require long hours on the computer? If you’re like millions of people worldwide, the answer is likely yes. And even if you don’t work on the computer, you may spend a few hours per day browsing the internet and checking social media. But have you ever thought about what those hours on the computer are potentially doing to your health? Here are a few areas of caution: Vision Neck, shoulder and back pain Poor sleep & fatigue [...continue reading]

What Blue Light Does to Your Eyes

You may notice that most articles discussing the harmful effects of blue light focus mostly on the disruption to our sleep cycle. And for good reason--the impact on our health cannot be overstated. But you may still be wondering: what does blue light physically do to our eyeballs? The Eyes are Not Very Effective at Blocking Blue Light  The front part of our eyes, the cornea and lens, are very effective when it comes to blocking UV rays from reaching [...continue reading]

Level Up Your Sunglasses this Summer with Extra Protection

From beaches to barbeques, summer is the ultimate season to take in the great outdoors. Longer days and warm weather mean millions of Americans will be spending less time indoors in front of screens and digital devices. This may seem like a temporary reprieve from the harmful effects of blue light, but that’s not necessarily the case. After all, the sun emits the majority of the blue light our eyes are exposed to. So, before you reach for just any [...continue reading]

Are Your Kids Getting Too Much Screen Time

The new guidelines are in, and parents with young children should take note. According to the World Health Organization, children under five years old must spend less time sitting watching screens, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy. The recently published guidelines state that the younger the child, the more serious the implications. Specifically, infants one years of age and younger should have no sedentary screen time on electronic [...continue reading]

Move Over, Migraine. Here’s How to Proactively Protect Yourself

38 million people around the world suffer from migraine. If you’re among that number--or know someone who is--you know how challenging it is to find fast relief. The pain, dizziness and light sensitivity aren’t prone to leaving quickly. But what if there were a way to prevent most migraine attacks before they occurred? Research from the past decade has uncovered new ways to treat yourself proactively against the threat of migraine. And the best part is no pills or medication [...continue reading]

What if Everything You Thought You Knew About Fatigue was Wrong?

When it comes to chronic fatigue, what if we had it all wrong? What if we’ve been doing everything to treat the symptoms and nothing to stop the cause? And we’re not talking about the casual after-lunch yawn. We mean the kind of fatigue you feel deep in your bones, day after day. The tired that wreaks havoc on your productivity and mood. If you’re like many people, chances are high that you spend your days treating the symptoms of [...continue reading]

An Insider’s Advice on How to Conquer Vestibular Migraine

Even before her diagnosis, she knew something was wrong. Her symptoms made it nearly impossible to function from day-to-day. Looking at a computer or tablet screen was enough to create debilitating dizziness and nausea. Even setting foot in an artificially-lit store like Target would trigger a migraine attack so severe that they knocked Kayla off her feet. But fast forward to today and Kayla McCain has learned how to live with her diagnosis, something known as a vestibular disorder i.e. [...continue reading]

How to Sleep Better in 2019

We all want to perform our best. Whether at work, school, sports or life in general, we have expectations we’re trying to meet on a daily basis. But our best laid plans unravel quickly when we constantly feel tired. The stronger the fatigue, the less we get done. Following this logic, it stands to reason that if we get better sleep we’ll feel more energized and productive. But therein lies the problem for many of us. How do we get [...continue reading]
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How Does Blue Light Affect Your Health?

Blue light is the highest energy wavelength on the spectrum of light, and the only one that can reach all the way back to the retinas of the eyes. It can be found in everything from natural sunlight to LED lightbulbs, computer and television screens, tablets and Smartphones that are all found inside our homes. Our exposure to blue light is higher more than ever living in the digital age, so it’s only natural that scientists are beginning to study [...continue reading]
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What Parents Need to Know About Blue Light

  We’re now living in what experts call “the digital age,” where technology plays a huge part in our daily lives. You may think that only working adults who spend hours at a computer screen are at risk for screen-related health issues, but a study in 2017 showed that 2 out of 5 children under the age of 8 not only owned their own tablets, but used them more than 2 hours a day. What’s wrong with screen time in [...continue reading]
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Can Television Be Harmful To Your Eyes?

Watching TV is one of the world’s favorite past times, and it’s estimated that 1.4 billion homes in 2019 have at least one television in their homes. With so many people tuning in each day or week, it’s easy to become concerned about how TV could be affecting our eye health. Can watching too much TV hurt your eyes? The answer is a little unclear. While most experts agree that watching too much TV probably won’t cause permanent damage, there [...continue reading]
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What is Our Circadian Rhythm?

Have you ever wondered why some newborn babies love to sleep all day and stay awake all night? While it may seem like it’s just to drive their mother’s crazy, it actually has more to do with their natural sleep patterns not developing yet. What is our sleep/wake cycle? Our sleep/wake cycle, also called our Circadian rhythm, is a twenty-four-hour internal clock that helps us stay awake during our daylight hours and sleep long periods at night. It can also [...continue reading]

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