Posts From February, 2018

Blue Light Series – Part 4 – Supplements, By Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

Last week we gave you an overview of various lenses and screen filters that block blue light from ever reaching your eyes. This week we will focus on supplements designed to protect your eyes from the inside. THE SOLUTION – Supplements As mentioned in an earlier post, when light hits your photoreceptors a biochemical reaction… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 22 2018
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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss, and affects more than 2 million Americans older than 50 years of age. The image pictured gives an example of without and with AMD. Here are a few of the symptoms: Difficulty seeing in the center of your vision while driving, reading, or looking… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2018
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Blue Light Series – Part 3 – The Solution, By Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

Our last post had some disturbing news about negative consequences of blue light. These next three posts will each discuss a specific way to limit your exposure to blue light. THE SOLUTION – Lenses and Screen filters Most of you that wear glasses are already aware of anti-reflective (AR) coatings and their benefit. Another coating… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 13 2018
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Blue Light Series – Part 2 – The Problem, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

In blue light exposure, the two major consequences are the reduction of melatonin and an increase in macular degeneration. Without getting too technical, we will explain these below. Blue light inhibits the release of melatonin and that can affect your circadian rhythm. When your circadian rhythm is altered, many of the body’s systems can be… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 9 2018
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