What is the deal with blue light and your vision?

Is blue light harmful to your retina?

Blue light, which is a type of visible light with a shorter wavelength and higher energy than other colors of light, has been the subject of some debate and research in recent years due to its potential effects on the retina and overall health. Some studies have suggested that long-term exposure to blue light may contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration, a condition that can cause vision loss and is more common in older people. Other research has suggested that blue light may have a negative impact on sleep.

Listen in as Dr. Esparaz dispels some blue light myths.

To summarize:
Blue light is everywhere- and a huge source is the Sun
Blue light has not been shown to be harmful to the retina in humans
Blue light can decrease your melatonin which can thereby reduce your circadian rhythm response at night. It is a good idea to reduce blue light exposure right before bed.

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