Blue Blocking Glasses and Clip on Sunglasses – Macular degeneration is traditionally a disease that affects the middle-aged and elderly. It is not a disease that hits young, vibrant people in the midst of their careers, just starting a family, and settling into their first home. Essentially, as kids grow, their eyes are developing until they reach their late-teens so that means they’re more susceptible to damage. During their youngest years, blue light can travel right passed the cornea and directly hit the retina much more easily than when kids’ eyes have fully developed. As more and more studies come out showing just how digitally wired we all are and at earlier ages than ever, the increased exposure to blue light is leading to multiple, long-term issues including macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness for adults over 50.
Increased exposure to blue light – High-energy visible light called blue light is emitted by the LED screens of computers, tablets, smartphones and other digital devices. Although the most significant source of blue light exposure is natural sunlight, many researchers and eye doctors are concerned that the added blue light exposure from computers and digital devices might increase a person’s risk of age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration later in life.