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Blue Light Exposed: Digital Eyestrain Related to Long Term Consequences

Overexposure to blue light can affect our sleep cycle and tricks our mind into thinking that we’re awake, thus we go to sleep overnight.

Why exactly is it bad for us to be staring into the depths of technology for ours everyday and what exactly is Blue Light?

Dr. Ken Mandadakis, 13 years of experience as an optometrist, shares his expertise about Blue Light and its side effects, how it affects us, and how we can modify the effects.

 

To access the full article:

http://destinationfemme.com/blue-light-exposed-digital-eyestrain/

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Program segment about Blue Light Exposure on the CBC Radio-Canada television show “Entrée Principale”

The subject of exposure to artificial blue light, and its damaging effects, is being increasingly talked about in the media. Due to the rising popularity of electronic devices, we are becoming more and more exposed to high-energy blue light for longer periods of time. Protection against the negative effects of blue light exposure is important: all day, every day.

Isabelle Lacasse, cultural columnist, talks about blue light exposure, and its harmful effects, on the CBC Radio-Canada show “Entrée Principale”. Did you miss the show on October 23rd? Click on the link below to watch this episode, which helps shine the light on blue light:

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/entree-principale/2014-2015/episodes/350290/emission-23-octobre

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Blue Light Squad

The Blue Light Squad fanned out through the streets of Montreal, visiting all of the city's universities in order to sensitize the public to the effects of daily exposure to blue light.

The squad started the awareness campaign at McGill University, continuing its journey towards Concordia University and winding its way to the Université de Montréal (UdeM) and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

The campaign spanned several days, with the squad meeting students, professors, and business professionals from some of Montreal’s most popular areas.

Blue light detector glasses were distributed and, with tablets as media support, the team was able to help demonstrate the strong LED high-energy visible light.

Did you know that spending just two consecutive hours on a digital device can cause eyestrain and fatigue? How can you protect yourself? www.bluelightexposed.com

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“IS BLUE LIGHT RISKY?” , a special report published in the La Presse newspaper

Artificial blue light sources are becoming more and more prevalent in our daily lives.  But what are the consequences of high energy blue light exposure?  The damage may not always be visible, but it is real.

An article, published in the November 11, 2014 edition of the La Presse newspaper, indicates the possible effects on our physical and visual health.  The article, supported by statistics on the increased use of digital devices, gives advice on possible solutions for protecting ourselves from the artificial blue light sources that are all around us.

 

To access the full article:

http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/106f78ab-c63d-405b-9eaa-643e2c84490d%7CaN0N5qkNibzn

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Published article on La Presse+ website

The launch of the blue light exposure awareness campaign attracted the attention of many influencers in the sphere of social media. In an article published on the Journal La Presse+ website, Judith Ritchie talks about blue light; the beneficial effects of natural light; as well as the consequences of artificial blue light, and what we can do to protect ourselves against it.

 

To read her article, click on the following link:

http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/1393dcf6-a581-45e7-be08-296ef7e2d615|_0.html

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Blue Light Exposed Campaign Launch

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, the launch of the Canada-wide "Blue Light Exposed" campaign was held at the Phi Centre, located in the heart of Montreal's Old Port. 

Bloggers, journalists, influencers, and eye-care professionals attended the unveiling of this awareness campaign, the purpose of which is to make the public aware of the harmful effects that blue light exposure can have on our vision.

The moderator for the evening was Camille Desrosiers, a very active personality in the field of social media.

Experts Benoît Frenette, associate professor, and Nicolas Fontaine, assistant professor, from the University of Montreal's School of Optometry, shared with us the results of a study conducted to evaluate the effects of blue light, and enlightened us on practical solutions for protecting our vision.

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Digital Eyestrain

Factors that Can Contribute to Digital Eyestrain

Several factors can play a role in contributing to digital eyestrain, including the type of device, a person's age, the viewing distance, and time spent in front of the screen or monitor.

Digital eyestrain, or computer vision syndrome, is a new term used to describe the conditions that result from using today’s popular electronic gadgets.

Digital eyestrain, or computer vision syndrome, is a new term used to describe the conditions that result from using today’s popular electronic gadgets.

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