It might seem impossible to break away from our digital devices. The average adult spends 11 hours each day in front of a screen. The latest research has proven that screen time can damage our eyes and overall health.
Screens emit blue light or high energy visible (HEV) light. The short wavelengths of blue light emit higher levels of energy compared to warm light. Overexposure to blue light can lead to long-term vision problems, such as macular degeneration or cataracts, which may require cataract surgery.
To reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain, it’s recommended to reduce glare on your screen and turn down the brightness on your digital devices. You can also install apps or adjust settings on your phone to filter out blue light once the sun sets.
Check out the below infographic to learn more about the impact of screens on our health.