LIVING IN THE DIGITAL AGE WITH BLUE LIGHT
UNDERSTANDING BLUE LIGHT
Blue light is a colour in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by human eyes. Blue light is a short wavelength, which means it produces higher amounts of energy.
Studies show that exposure to blue light can cause eyestrain, fatigue, headaches, and sleeplessness.
Blue light is everywhere in our world. It used to be that the only source of blue light was from the sun. Now we have brought blue light inside by way of digital screens (found on TVs, Smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets and gaming systems), electronic devices, LED and fluorescent lighting.
THE INCREASED EXPOSURE TO
There is a growing concern about the exposure level of blue light for adults and children. Here are some interesting statistics:
43% of adults have a job that requires prolonged use of a tablet or computer.
74% of teens between the ages of 12 to 17 use electronic devices at least occasionally.
70% of adults that regularly use electronic devices report symptoms of digital eye strain.
93% of teens have access to or have a computer.