Age-related macular degeneration is not uncommon. In fact, Worldwide, doctors estimate between 30-50 million people suffer from AMD. However, optometrist are now saying that smart devices could be speeding up the eye disease, due to the LED lights used in the devices. This is prompting people many to wear blue light blocking glasses.
Smart Devices Damages the Eyes
A few years ago, researchers at The University of Toledo discovered that long exposure to blue light damages the photo receptors of the eye, and over time, long-term exposure can result in blindness. To produce white light, LED lamps mix blue and yellow light. But this blue light triggers inflammatory processes in the macula. The light leads to the overproduction of a protein, which starts a chain reaction that leads to the death of the visual cells and a loss of vision.Details