In this video, Marc Grossman, OD, LAc, holistic developmental/behavioral optometrist and licensed acupuncturist, discusses the effects of blue light on the eyes and why it is important to protect against it. Blue light, from computer, phone and tablet screens and LED lights, leads to an increased risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. Further, blue light bombards the eye with high-frequency radiation that can lead to eyestrain…and suppress melatonin production, disrupting sleep cycles. Newly developed blue-light coatings on glasses (not currently available for contact lenses) prevent this radiation from reaching the. In addition, there are nutritional supplements that can protect against this harmful wavelength, including lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin C.
For more valuable information from Dr. Marc Grossman, visit his website NaturalEyeCare.com, or check out his latest book Natural Eye Care: Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing.