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Could Your Tablet Be Keeping You Up at Night?

You may have heard someone tell you that your tablet or phone could be keeping you awake at night. If you’ve heard this it’s true. Our devices such as tablets, phones, computers, and TVs all emit high energy blue light that is just below UV on the spectrum. This means that it is nearly invisible to your eye but can have some serious side effects. This high energy blue light can affect the sleep cycle by suppressing melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that our bodies produce to sleep and rest fully. Besides altering sleep cycles blue light may also increase the chances of macular degeneration later in life. It is believed that blue light as well as ultraviolet light can break down the retina after a lifetime of exposure. A new lens technology has just emerged called a blue blocking lens. This lens is designed to block the harmful blue light emitted from our devices. It is great for people who work on a computer all day or are on their devices for long periods of time. Besides getting better sleep at night and protecting eye health it can also relieve symptoms of eye strain. If interested in this new technology please come talk to us.