Ever wonder where “dark UV” Sunglass tints came from. Too young to remember. When and why tinted Sunglasses was offered to the general population?

After World War 11, American Air Force Icons wearing Aviator Sunglasses for ‘glare’ (in the Skies) were marketed as cool and winners of the skies. As a result, enter… Aviator dark Sunglasses. Back then and as early as the 1980’s, UV was not a problem to the Eyes… only glare. UV has always been naturally blocked by our Optical defence anatomy starting with: the Cornea, the Crytalline lens, Aqueous humor chamber and finally the Vitreous liquid chamber… UV never reaching the all important Retina for seeing.

Dark UV tints actually have a reverse effect on the eye in that it ‘dilates’ the pupils to allow in more UV (to be blocked by the aforementioned and now allows todays… UVB that actually reaches our Retina. In 1980 and before, Seniors were prescribed dark tinted Sunglasses by Eye surgeons after Cataract surgery. Why? For ‘glare’; not UV protection. With today’s Climate Change UVB, it is this radiation that needs protection from.

All Optical manufacturers now offer the newest UVB protection in their signature Lenses (Essilor, Nikon, Zeiss, Hoya). Why? Their mandate… the prevention from early Cataracts and AMD (Macular degeneration). All children’s glasses are offered the same UVB protection. Simply stated… children are in front of their Electronic devices 8-16 hours a day eliciting artificial UVB from the screens. Manufacturers will continue with UV protection for glare; the real problem is UVB.

What Optical manufacturers are doing for your Eyes today?


The above today all manufacture a “blue light” Coating for our Eyeglasses and Sunglasses.

MYTH: UV radiation reaches and destroys our Retina.
No, it does not. Why?

FACT: 50% of UV is blocked by the back surface of our natural lens; the remaining 50% by the precorneal film, cornea and vitreous chamber fluid.
However, todays Climate Change UVB “Blue light” is so concerning the WHO state ” UVB ” binds to our DNA. It is no wonder the above manufacturers have responded to this challenge stipulating “the North American standard of no more than 1% UVB is to pass through to the retina. (See our Nov 23 blog) who are at most risk.

ESSILOR, the #1 European Optical manufacturer states “blue light” disrupts our sleep(the circadian rhythm) by depleting our melatonin. Sleep disruption as well as the prevention of premature Cataracts and Macular degeneration(AMD) is todays assault from; the artificial “blue light” emitted from these devices.
Essilors solution…a Progressive lens “coating” with anti “blue light” properties.

NIKON a Japanese optical manufacturer responds with their coated anti “blue light” product as well. Their claim, the coating will prevent: blurred vision, headaches, eyelid heaviness, fatigue and poor focusing. Also the manufacturer concurs UV is not the problem.

The remaining manufacturers HOYA ZEISS and LUXOTTICA all claim their “blue light” coatings perform the same protection plus improved contrast perception and reduced “digital eye fatigue.”

POPE FRANCIS is visiting the state of Pennsylvania in September, attending a meeting concerning CLIMATE CHANGE. Why? Does his Eminence know something UN Secretary Ban ki Moon doesn’t. Has the Pope ventured to the Arctic to see and feel for himself the “melting permafrost.” Scientists worldwide concur this melting is releasing Tons of Carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to the heating of our Oceans and Atmosphere. Recall Ban ki Moon’s warning “a 2° rise” in our atmosphere and it will be disastrous to our world.

The Catholic Pontiff, is clearly not a Scientist, Oceanographer or Biologist. He, however, knows the Bible; and in it He has found: “Those Who destroy Gods Earth” ….they shall also perish. MARK: Revelations

Could He be targeting:
Fossil Fuel Oligarchs, Economists and Politicians.

Are you religious… some are… Obama, Rockefeller FDN, Elon Musk, First Nations everywhere.

Do dogs develop Altzheimers… yes.
Do they develop Cancer… most definately.
Do they develop early Cataracts… yes.

The most feared is Cancer in your best friend. The most surprising is… early Cataracts.

Cancer toxins and Ozone UVB is everywhere. The toxins they sniff, drink and consume all add up. Think of all the lawn pesticides… the air pollution… water contamination and the many aromatic hydrocarbons in flea products, radiation, arsenic and asbestos in our homes. Are we suffocating them?

Since many breeds have predisposed genetics to Cancer such as Retrievers, Boxers and Labs… viruses attack all breeds.

The virus attacks a dogs immune system at any age. Ozone UVB affects young pups today more than in the 1980’s.
Vacines for dogs. Vaccination overuse is a bad thing for them. Todays vaccines cause medical problems with us humans since the virus is… too strong or uncommon.

Aging is a given. Weakened immunity is a precursor to Cancer as well as… “early Cataracts”. We sit and wait until the best friend gets older and simply say “they will develop Cataracts as they get older”. Wrong!

Just as air pollution, and radiation is present everywhere, so is Ozone UVB radiation. Their little eyes are right next to it at… ground zero. They actually get a “double” dose of UVB radiation due to the structure of their retina and, their pupils are fixed to accept radiation unlike ours which… are variable apertures.

There is prevention for… early Cataracts but less for cancer. See why in this web site.

Artificial ‘blue light’ and your I-Phone is the number one computer-related complaint in North America. Why?

Simply, our Eyes natural filters, the Cornea, Crystalline lens, Vitreous & Aqueous fluids… block only UV light. UVB ‘blue light’ is not blocked.

Blue light wavelengths range from 380-500 nonmeters. I-Phones, Laptops, Video games are all in this category. Children using any of the latter more than 11 hours per day according to the Harvard Medical School, say that at night this artificial ‘blue light’ disrupts the body’s biological clock-the circadian rhythm (Sleep Apnea). Especially at night this light depletes melatonin which, regulates mood, cognitive function and memory. Children especially (and Dogs) allow in six times as much radiation blue light as adult eyes.

Ozone ‘blue light’ wavelength at 465-495 nanometers is not protected naturally,and questionable by many inexpensive ‘dark Sunglasses’ on the market.

The new Climate Change blue light (UVB) is now associated with… early Cataracts and Retinal AMD damage according to Dr. Francine Behar-Cohen (French Institute of Health and Medical Research).

The good news… there is protection from all Electronic devices emitting artificial ‘blue light’ and UVB Photochromic Sunglasses for Ozone UVB.

*Dogs have the same optical system as us and unfortunately suffer the same anomalies today. Talk to your Vet.

Symptoms of todays Digital Electronic Devices:

  • dry eyes
  • tired eyes
  • neck strain
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • fatigue at work
Are You between 25-45 and experiencing all of the above… you are:

  • 85% of the population who use electronic devices
  • 85% who hold your electronic device too close
  • 85% receive 100% artificial LED damaging “blue light”
Which category do You fit into:

  • Professional x-ray, lab technician
  • Office worker (8 hours/day on a computer)
  • Air controller (Airport)
  • University student
  • Middle school (3-6 hours/day computer learning)
  • Environmental activist who, is concerned with Climate Change Disasters and,
    if the large Insurance Companies are seeking to absolve the government subsidies,
    in Climate Disasters like Sandy, Katrina, Haiti.

Don’t look now, but pick any urban city and see Condos and Puppies coming and going.
In some cities, Condo dwellings have more than 25% Puppy occupany. Why? One reason are Parks. In Manhatten, NY, 40 new Parks have been built in the past few years. Condo lovers use the convenience of the soft carpeted grasses the Parks provide for the furry Friend.

Are the latter taken anywhere when their owners leave for work etc…. of course… they’re so small and fitting in a purse is nomproblem at all.

Is the 25% occupancy a Trend?
Small Unit size and the small breed is a good match. Celebrities and the mobile professional revel in-a-go-anywhere with their Puppy.

The small breed in contrast to a large breed, unfortunately are more needy; experience more sick days (a typical UK owner spends 3 months sick leave caring for their pets) and, suffer claustrophoia syndrome. Furthermore, sedimentary, obesity, diabetes and Vision loss afflict these Condo puppies.

Said another way… they are all the same; just different ways of saying O2,N2 radiation or Ozone, Ultra Blue light. This Blue light is the more intense ray that bombards our Eyes (and the Puppy’s) today.

UVB (Ultra Blue Light) comes to us in several ways:
Your Smartphone
The Tablet
An e-Reader
Our Halogen Car Lights
His Laptop
Her PC
His Video Game
Screen the Google Glass
The House’s Fluorescent Lights

Blue Light(UVB) is virtually everywhere and-in-your-face. These are our modern tools, making our lives quicker,convenient and… dangerous.

Who is at risk… all of the above, some more than others:

Your Heart surgeon; how may hours per day are they infront of any Blue light device (plus the OR).
Your Air Controller; how many hours are they infront of any Blue light device.
Your Transport 18 Wheeler Truck driver; how may hours driving,texting & video games.
Your Computer Room at school; how many hours do you spend there and before bedtime (16 hours).
Your MRI, X-Ray Technician; how many hours testing.
Your Techie; who made your Electronic device.

The question: is there Cancer of the Eyes… you decide.

Our environment and its visual demands on our Eyes…. Computer screens, e-readers, notebooks, tablets and last but not least the most convenient, the…smartphone. But at what price are our eyes paying for tweeting, blogging, surfing and emailing. All the electronic devices today place demands on the visual system; taxing it and stressing it beyond our knowledge.. In other blogs I mention the research done by the AMA and its research on Sleep Apnea. Kids today take their devices to bed with them. The amount of melatonin depleted from this action is creating things from mood changes to poor grades.

But on the brighter side there are solutions to be had. Nikon, Essilor, Hoya Inc. and LVS Associates have products to minimise or neutralise these deleterious blue light effects on our eyes.

Artificial blue light is the enemy. Eliminate it and we’re more than 5O% better off.
If, we continue on the same path with no UVB protection from devices, the sad result is early Cataracts and AMD.

Kids and their Video games/Smartphones are once again in the Health research news.
From our October blog last year….”Kids who fall asleep with their favorite LED video games after 6 hours/day viewing them…. now new research elevates this usage to double; 11 plus hours/day!

What are the effects of this increased usage?
Cognitive function and memory loss remain, while Sleep Apnea is real time dysfunctional. Sleep deprivation affects the whole body function and repair. Brain cell rejuvenation does not happen; the reverse occurs resulting in the loss of “deep thinking” ability.

Researcher, J. Carroll and the AMA last year reported the link between sleep deprivation and Melatonin depletion. At 11 hours/day, are we becoming a society of “zombies”.
What we as parents do; the kids follow.