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]

What are Migraine Triggers and How to Minimize a Migraine’s Impact

Migraine headaches can be painful and disruptive to your everyday life. Some people experience migraines once a year. Others have multiple migraines a week.  According to the American Migraine Association, 36 million Americans experience migraine headaches.  What makes people experience migraines, and how can we lessen their impact on our daily lives? Causes of Migraines Physical Triggers: The way your body is positioned can have a dramatic effect on your neck, shoulders, and head. Having neck or shoulder tension, poor [...continue reading]

Keeping Eyes Safe Post-Lasik

Lasik surgery has become more and more popular among people needing corrective lenses. The idea of shortening a morning routine, saving money on contact lenses and having clear vision right after waking up is incredibly appealing.  For most people, the shape of the eye and the shape of the cornea do not match perfectly. This can make focusing on objects more difficult.  Some people have difficulty seeing this up close. Others have difficulty seeing things far away. Often glasses or [...continue reading]

Easy Solutions to Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain is an ever-increasing phenomenon. As adults, and children, spend more time using screened devices, the reports of digital eye strain are always growing. Digital eye strain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome, is discomfort that follows prolonged digital device use. The blue light that is emitted from computer screens, tablets, smartphones, e-readers, televisions and gaming systems can be directly related to common symptoms of digital eye strain.  These symptoms include: Headaches Eye pain Blurred vision Dry eyes [...continue reading]

Why Melatonin is the Secret to Getting the Sleep You Need

You may have heard that Melatonin is a great natural sleep aid. Taking melatonin supplements is one way we can make sure we get enough sleep.  If you are looking for an easy, natural way to get more sleep, but without a supplement that may have unpleasant side effects, consider this alternative. What is Melatonin?  Melatonin is a hormone that is made by your brain and helps you control your daily sleep-wake cycles. Your body’s internal clock impacts how much [...continue reading]

Seniors and Eye Health

Eye health is important at all ages. Yet adults over 60 have different needs than others. Regular eye examinations are an excellent way to stay ahead of any issues that you may experience. Lifestyle habits also have a huge impact on your eyes.  Nutrition is Vital For great eye health, be sure to incorporate foods that are high in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C.  Antioxidants can help to avoid free radical damage in your eyes [...continue reading]

Why Is My Family So Tired? Could It Be Our Devices?

Being tired is a common experience for modern families. From parents who work, sometimes multiple jobs, to teenagers with classes of reading and homework, to school-age children with activities multiple nights of the week, tiredness can be common. But what if there was something else you could do about all of that exhaustion?  Something that didn’t mean changing the family schedule and hiring someone to do your laundry? If you are feeling fatigued, it could be due Stress Time Management [...continue reading]

How Lightbulbs Are Impacting Your Sleep

While any kind of light can suppress the production of the sleep chemical melatonin, some light does so more than others.  A study out of Harvard showed that exposure to blue light, compared to green light, suppressed melatonin for about twice as long. It also shifted circadian rhythms by twice as much.  These shifts make it hard to fall and stay asleep each night.  In another study, people were exposed to either blue or green light. The individuals exposed to [...continue reading]


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