How an Out-of-Sync Biological Clock May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Depression

Our bodies are finely tuned machines – clocks if you will – that keep time and ticking pulses, regulating our body’s internal organs, hormones, energy level and mental health. When part of this is thrown out of whack, it can cause cascading health effects, including mood disorders and depression. The body’s “master clock” is located in the brain – specifically the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This clock relies on cues from the sun to determine the time of day and when it’s [...continue reading]

Disrupt Your Body Clock, Increase Your Risk of Depression

A large new study has confirmed that if the body’s internal clock is disrupted, it increases the risk of developing depression and mood disorders. The University of Glasgow conducted a study that analyzed circadian rhythms. These rhythms are like little ticks that control the body’s temperature, sleep patterns, hormones and immune systems. The study included 90,000 people and measured their daily rest-activity rhythms, known as relative amplitude. Study participants that had a lower relative amplitude were at a significantly greater [...continue reading]

Study Finds Blue Light from Electronic Devices Linked to Some Cancers

A new study suggests that exposure to blue light that is emitted from Smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs and LEDs may increase your risk of developing prostate or breast cancer. The study, published by Environmental Health Perspectives, analyzed artificial light exposure at night among breast and prostate cancer patients. Reviewing the case files of approximately 2,000 people living in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, researchers were able to measure their direct exposure to artificial light. This included using images that are courtesy [...continue reading]

Children’s Eye Health

The Vision Council has released data about the number of American adults that suffer from digital eye strain, but what about the children age 18 and younger that are eagerly captivated by today’s growing number of electronic devices? According to a Nielsen Study, 70% of children under the age of 12 regularly use tablets and iPads. A study by the Journal of Pediatrics highlights concerning statistics. 20% of children 1-year-old or younger use a tablet 28% of 2-year-old children can [...continue reading]

Facts and Myths about Blue Light Debunked

Digital Eye Strain is a medical condition that is popping up in news stories everywhere. You’ve probably read about how electronic devices emit harmful blue light, which affects eye health, vision and sleep cycles. But, there’s so much information available, how do you sort fact from fiction? BluTech Lenses will help shed some light on the subject. MYTH: Blue Light Is Not Natural While blue light didn’t make breaking news until electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, tablets and Smartphones [...continue reading]

The Facts about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a relatively common eye condition. It is the leading cause of loss of vision in adults age 50 and older. AMD makes it difficult for people to see objects that are straight ahead. Some people experience gradual vision loss over a long time, while others have a progressive form of the disease, which can cause loss of vision in one eye or both. As the disease progresses, objects appear dimmer and dark spots may develop [...continue reading]

Digital Eye Strain – A Real Medical Condition

Whether it is Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS) or digital eye strain, The Vision Council agrees that these conditions are increasing. As the number of digital devices increase, doctors are seeing more patients suffering from eye strain and discomfort after using these devices for more than two hours at a time. As many as 83% of Americans also use digital devices for more than two hours daily, with nearly 53% using two simultaneously. This is causing more than 60% of people [...continue reading]

Why BluTech Lenses?

BluTech Lenses have a special blue-blocking technology that helps limit the number of blue rays that enter your eyes. Because too much blue light is harmful to our bodies, it’s essential that we limit exposure. How are BluTech Lenses different? BluTech lenses don’t simply filter blue light, but it blocks blue light and filters out some green, yellow and red portions of the color spectrum. Traditional blue blocking lenses distort color vision, but the science behind BluTech Lenses allows the [...continue reading]

What is Macular Degeneration?

You’ve probably heard it on the news: blue light may contribute to macular degeneration. But what exactly is this medical condition? Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss. It affects more than 10 million Americans – more than both glaucoma and cataracts combined. Currently, Macular Degeneration is incurable. It is caused by a deterioration in the central part of the retina, which is the inside back layer of your eye that allows us to record images we [...continue reading]

Does Apple’s Night Shift feature block blue light?

As electronic manufacturers are listening to doctor’s concerns about the harmful effects of overexposure to blue light, do they hit the mark with features such as Apple’s Night Shift? Apple’s latest feature, Night Shift, uses geolocation and sunset time data to reduce the amount of blue light your device emits. However, the result isn’t a technical reduction in blue light, but rather a filtered amber version. Medical professionals have been prescribing and touting the benefit of blue-light reducing apps for [...continue reading]

How is blue light harmful to the Macula?

Medical professionals have found that ultra-violet and blue light rays aggravate macular degeneration. Ultra-violet and blue light rays are in a portion of the light spectrum of invisible light. These rays are below 286nm to 400nm and are harmful to the eye. Overexposure can lead to cataracts and other eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. Types of UV Light There are several different sources of UV light, such as the sun, fluorescent lighting, video display terminals, high-intensity mercury vapor lamps [...continue reading]

Who benefits most from BluTech Lenses?

BluTech Lenses are designed to reduce the amount of harmful blue light rays that enter our eyes. Blue light rays are responsible for a wide array of health and medical complications, including eyestrain, headaches and disrupted sleep cycles. Who benefits most? BluTech lenses benefit: Children under Age 18 Contact lens wearers Patients with family histories of macular problems Post-op cataract or LASIK patients Anyone that uses digital devices for 3 hours or more on a daily basis Unfortunately, children at [...continue reading]


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