Your Eye Health, Blue Light Hazard & Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Visual Answers Optometrists Loughborough launch a new ophthalmic lens called Crizal Prevencia. Clinical studies have found Crizal Prevencia protects and maintains eye health and reduces risk of macular degeneration.
By: Visual Answers Optometrists
LEICESTER, U.K. - Sept. 13, 2014 - PRLog -- Traditional light sources such as incandescent lamps are rapidly being replaced by LED based products which have a longer life, lower energy use and less environmental impact. By 2016, traditional incandescent light sources will no longer be available for home lighting. Lighting industry estimates believe 90% of all light sources worldwide will be based on solid state lighting and LED lights by 2020.

LED technology has generated many new lighting applications. Toys and even clothes now also incorporate LEDs. Solid state lighting is found in TV screens, computer monitors, smart phones and tablets. Despite the advantages, these new artificial light sources present a high proportion of Blue light from the visible spectrum. Typically, fluorescent lamps contain 26% blue light, cool white LEDs at least 35% versus only 3% for incandescent lamps. These longer wavelength blue light emissions have been found to be responsibility for increased retinal cell death in studies – retinal cells once killed cannot regenerate. Prolonged blue light exposure has also been found to increase risk of macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness in the western world.

Other studies have found Blue light to predispose individuals to headaches, migraines, eyestrain and visual stress (associated with dyslexia)

Eye specialists now recommend ophthalmic lenses that protect your eyes from UV but also reduce exposure to the blue light too. Crizal Prevencia lenses block UV and selectively filters the harmful portion of blue light. Studies show they reduce retinal cell death by 20%. They are recommended at Visual Answers for children and adults to protect and maintain eye health and vision.

Protect your eyesight from the blue light threat. Call Visual Answers on Quorn (01509) 414151 and Barrow (01509) 416800 and make an appointment today.

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