LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue light radiation from digital devices compromises eye health, reports Westchester Eyecare Center. Blue light radiation can cause discomfort and additional strain in the eye health of patients. Excessive blue light exposure affects vision and may make sustained focus difficult. People can still enjoy their digital devices with a few adjustments that reduce their exposure. Patients of Westchester Eyecare Center can learn more about protective eyewear and ways to limit exposure to blue light radiation at their South Bay eye care clinic.
Excessive blue light exposure has become a significant concern for optometrists and affected patients. As found in numerous studies, excessive blue light can result in excessive eye strain that can exacerbate eye health conditions and produce considerable discomfort. Overexposure from devices has been known to develop headaches and vision abnormalities in those exposed. Initial signs of excessive exposure are temporary blurry vision, dry or runny eyes or headaches. Continued blue light exposure in excess may lead to chronic problems. Blue light can penetrate to the retina of the eye and is recognized as harmful. Children have become significantly at risk as they access devices for long periods of time and they lack special protective pigments to filter some of the blue light as their eyes are continuing to develop.
Solutions to excessive blue light exposure include specialized protective eyewear and reduction in the amount of blue light exposure. Digital device users are recommended to blink more to maintain sufficient lubrication and to apply the “20-20-20” rule. Digital device users should pause their use every 20 minutes to stare at a point or object at a minimum of 20 feet away for 20 seconds or more. Westchester Eyecare Center offers corrective solutions and suggestions on how to reduce exposure to excessive amounts of blue light from digital devices.
“Blue light penetrates into the retina and today’s adults and children are more susceptible to blue light damage,” said Dr. Jenn Tabiza. “Lenses that filter out blue light are a solution, as is taking breaks from screen time, both reducing effects of eye strain from digital devices. Continue to enjoy digital devices but be proactive when it comes to blue light exposure.”
Dr. Jenn Tabiza, board certified optometrist speaking Spanish, Farsi and English, offers optometry services to residents in and around El Segundo, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey. Patients of all ages benefit from high-quality eye care at Westchester Eyecare Center. Services include eye exams, LASIK consultations, designer eyewear and computer vision solutions.
Call (310) 593-4240 to learn more about excessive blue light exposure or visit http://westchestereyecarecenter.com/ for more details on the full range of optometry services available at Westchester Eyecare Center.
Westchester Eyecare Center, (310) 593-4240
Source: Westchester Eyecare Center