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Digital Eyestrain? Headaches? Trouble Sleeping?

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Due to the increase use of electronics, there is increased exposure to harmful blue light from these devices. Computer monitors, laptops, tablets, smart phones, LED TVs and compact fluorescent bulbs emit blue light.  Lets face it, we are not going to be giving up our digital devices anytime soon.  In addition, cumulative exposure to blue light can suppress melatonin and disrupt the natural sleep cycle.  

Blue light over-exposure symptoms

  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Macular damage

Is your child at risk?

Children and Teens tend to hold digital devices closer and their larger pupils let in more of the harmful blue light. Studies show this may put them at higher risk for developing sleep disorders, behavioral problems, obesity, and vision loss.    

What can be done?

BlueTech eyeglass lenses offer the most protection against blue light. BlueTech lenses are available with or without prescription.  Call our office Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria at 925-743-1222.


Written by Dr. Michael Duong

Dr. Duong received his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at San Jose State University. He then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry in 2009.
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