The Best & Worst Modern Light Sources for Your Eyes
New research is showing promise in the use of red light for better eyesight. One study found that just “three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight.” The researchers say that the red lights essentially “switch on” mitochondria in a person’s retina, helping to boost naturally declining vision. If studies continue to show benefits like this, the hope is that it will lead to home-based light therapies that the average person can afford.
Until such a time comes, the best way to take care of your vision and eye health is by doing what you can to avoid or limit harmful light sources like fluorescent lights and blue lights. Seek out better bulbs for the areas you can control (e.g. your home) and stay tuned for further research into light therapies for vision and eye health.
One final, very important piece of advice: make sure to schedule an annual eye exam so you can spot eye problems early and keep your vision in tip-top shape. Make your appointment today!