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Blue Light Protection

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Q: What is blue light?

A: Blue light is a certain wavelength range on the color spectrum that controls our wake/sleep cycles, induces eyestrain with more optical aberrations and causes damage to our retina.

Q: Where does blue light come from?

A: Blue light comes from the sun and most light sources. These sources include our digital devices like our smartphones, tablets, computers and TV’s.

Q: What can we do to prevent blue light?

A: Of course, we should try to limit our usage and take breaks from our digital devices but we can do better. My preference for longer period of blue light exposure from the TV to the smartphone is to turn on proper lighting and to take more breaks. We understand sometimes that it is unrealistic and difficult to maintain. We offer blue light protection in the form of an anti-reflective glare coating to reduce those harmful blue light rays. This will help us all sleep better, reduce eye strain from our screens and reduce long term damage to our eye health.

Q: Are kids at risk as well?

A: Yes, and it is more important for them to not use it as much. They are in that young, critical age of growth that can accumulate the problems and make them worse over the years. It is all about the amount of exposure on a daily basis but also a lifetime.