Do your children watch a lot of television or spend a lot of time in front of digital devices like computers, tablets, and smart phones? Do they tend to experience headaches, neck/shoulder pain, eye strain, dry or irritated eyes, reduced attention span, poor behavior, irritability or difficulty falling asleep? If so, the problem could be overexposure to blue light—a wavelength of light that passes through the lens of our eyes, making its way back to the macular area of the retina where has great potential to damage retinal tissue, resulting in some of these problems.
Blue Light Overexposure
Unfortunately, blue light overexposure is relatively common since sources include sunlight, digital devices (computers, tablets, smart phones, televisions, etc.) and artificial light. The fact is that children are spending over 6½ hours daily using digital devices. This is problematic since children may be at higher risk for blue light retinal damage than adults. The juvenile lens absorbs less blue light than the adult lens, allowing more blue light to reach a child’s retina. While we don’t fully know the long-term consequences of blue light exposure in children, the short-term consequences are better understood.
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