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.

BLUE LIGHT, BLUE VIOLET FILTER, UVB….. still uncertain?
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.

The 80 something senior timidly strolled into our optical office…”can you you give me stronger reading glasses” she moaned.” My ophthalmologist is treating me for AMD with these glasses and, ARED Vision supplements. My reply “are those reading glasses recently made…”yes she said but I need to see todays small letters-larger.

Do you like this plant I”m watering I said to her…” Will it flower in the winter”…”yes it already has.” AMD robs us of our central vision; sparring peripheral vision (one reason why older golfers quit the game when their puting suffers).

These recent readers are +3.50…”can you give me +4:00?” Let’s test you with +4:00 then. Thank you dear. “Are you seeing better with these +4:00’s?”.. NO, I’m so distraught!
May I ask you about your Sunglasses. Did your eye specialist see these. Yes he said wear them on sunny days. Did the doctor suggest that-dark-grey-color…no, I picked them.

In conclusion, this 80 something sweetheart will be denied better vision at near. Her dark sunglasses will dilate her pupils allowing in more UV/UVB. Her doctor is making money from the ARED supplements and not recommending a better UVB sunglass. Do you know someone like this?

Did this lady come into our office out of frustration or desperation; or, some other superlative…you decide.

Alexandra, a behavioral scientist said it very well…”dogs see past us.” In that, what do they really see she asks. First, the nose points the way and then detects the smell simutaneously. The eyes see the direction it emanates.

Does the Puppy see color the way in which we see color. Place us both in a room with only one color entering the room (orange). We view the color of our skin as pale.We see the vase in the corner as blue; the curtains white. Does the pup view everything as orange?

Your Pet sees the day in a “cadence” of events, oblivious to colors. Their color cones in the Retina are so dispersed… is it concerning to them or just the movement? In contrast to sight/movement their primary activity is a series of moments;an hour, a minute, day or month and the freshness or decay of the object.

Walking the Puppy it’s nose and tail are in continuous sync. Again, do the eyes really matter. Question: Does the UVB radiation at ground zero matter or is it just absorbed without notice of the damage it will do to the Retina?

In conclusion, it would be responsible of us to give our best Friend a little insurance with Sunglass UVB protection when—we wear Sunglass protection.

The WHO (World Health Organization) state 23% of the population from age 43-64 will develop *AMD; 56% of the population from age 65-84. AMD will triple over the next 25 years. It is the first cause of blindness in the World.
* Age Related Macular Degeneration

Johns Hopkins found Women are 60% more prone to Vision Loss than Men; Ethnics more than caucasians. See why?

Why These Statistics

Todays UVB Radiation, not UV is not filtered out by the Eye’s natural defence filters (Crystalline Lens, Aqueous and Vitreous). This UVB ‘blue light’ passes directly into the Retina and it’s toxicity leads to retinal cell death and early Cataracts.
Dogs and humans experience the same fate.
UVB blue light is high energy light (see chart)* similar to UV light; the former being high particulate matter made of O2 & N2.

Johns Hopkins states only UVB radiation now “binds” to our DNA; affected the most are: Kids, Seniors, LASIK recipients, women more than men, athletes and those wearing dark UV Sunglasses.
Is Obamacare Vision Loss, the #2 Health Expenditure a collective reason for the latter? Is America wearing the wrong Sunglasses.
*Chart            

Health Costs

Vision Loss drains an enormous financial on the Health Care System. It is the highest Health cost of any disease category–greater than Diabetes, all Cancers combined and Cardiovascular disease Vision Loss cost Americans $150 billion every year and $40 billion of which results from lost productivity from unemployment and underemployment.
Everyone bears these Health Costs.

Dogs, what do they really see and why protect their Vision

Dogs align their nose to look at you… their Eyes go along for the ride. Their Vision acuteness enables them to see details we miss. A dog’s eyes actually compliment their other senses. They see around us and past us- this is part of their gaze. We, on the other hand stare at them not around them as they do. Dogs see objects and smell objects around and past us.
Physically their eyes are located more peripherally towards their ears – why? for panoramic viewing 270 degrees versus our 180 degrees.
Ever wonder why they can nab a Frisbee with ease; it’s their photoreceptor (rods) that are widely distributed and the speed they are activated for vision. Near objects are secondary interest to them because of this photoreceptor distribution peripherally (near Toys he ignores since he can’t see it).

Our near vision relies on the fovea. This retinal area has millions of photoreceptors (cones) for color vision. A Pug has much less than we; a Greyhound even less. This is why the Pug will retrieve the ball quickly to you on command (he aims to please) while the Great Dane will simply ignore the ball.

All light enters their fixed Pupil size of 3-4mm in diameter. The human eye has a 9mm diameter Pupil size upon full dilation (open) and a very small 1mm pupil constriction (closing) for UV and UVB light.
Unfortunately the dog’s fixed 3-4 mm Pupil allows in all UVB and what’s worse… they get twice that amount than us since light hits their Retina twice (redoubling the image they’re viewing). A dog’s visual system has no natural defenses against UVB radiation nor do we.. hence it “binds” to the DNA (the WHO).

Dog’s are most sensitive to “blue” and “yellow green” light. We, react best to Red, Blue and Green. Guard dogs will attack a Blue or Red object quicker than other colors.. Their days are numbered with the many outdoor activities they endure from the new UVB blue light radiation.

All dog’s see past us and around us. This is part of their gaze. We, on the other hand stare at them, not around them. They see objects and smell objects around and past us.

Signs and Symptoms of Vision Loss
– less reaching, grabbing, pawing, & playing with other dogs
– avoid or don’t react to loud or the smallest noise
– missing a dangerous moment
– lethargic, reluctant walks in the park
– milky Eyes