Updated: Jul 31, 2018
A recent study by Bank of America shows that nearly half of U.S. consumers couldn’t last a day without their mobile devices. It makes sense. Think about the first thing that you do in the morning. If you’re like me, you’re catching up on email before you even get out of bed. Then, you head straight to your computer at work and spend a majority of the day on it or using one of the many other digital devices that are available in today’s increasingly-technological society.
But what if I told you that these electronics are emitting a dangerous blue light, which is negatively impacting not only your vision but also your overall health? It’s true, and it’s a major concern for eye doctors across the country.
Blue light exposure you receive from screens is small compared to the amount of exposure from the sun. And yet, there is concern over the long-term effects of screen exposure because of the close proximity of the screens and the length of time spent looking at them. According to a recent NEI-funded study, children’s eyes absorb more blue light than adults from digital device screens.
To avoid this, we recommend using these apps at night which remove the blue wavelengths being omitted and allows you to still use your devices. Simply set a timer to when you want it to automatically make adjustments and receive a full nights rest!