We Are Addicted to Screens. Here’s How It’s Reeking Havoc On Our Health
What Is Blue Light?
In the visible light spectrum, blue light makes up a third of visible light. ITs wavelengths are shorter than any other color in the visible light spectrum, emitting higher energy levels than any other color your eyes can perceive.
This combination has been discovered to cause a whole litany of problems with high exposure.
Why We Are Getting More Blue Light
Even in just the last few years, the number of hours the average American spends looking at digital screens has increased dramatically. In 2014 the average person spent 7.4 hours a day looking at digital screens, which rose to 9.65 hours in 2015 and finally to 10.65 hours in 2016. Those figures are likely to continue to increase as our computers and smartphones become a more integral part of our lives.
Even the energy efficient lighting we are putting in our homes to reduce our carbon footprint is emitting a high level of blue light, and the flickering is leading to fatigue in our eyes.
What That Blue Light Is Doing To Us
When all those high energy light waves hit your eyes, a few different things happen. First, UV light is absorbed by the lens of your eye, which can cause cumulative damage over time like cataracts…
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