Smartphones emit the highest amount of harmful blue light in a comparison of digital devices. The red curve in the graph represents smartphones. Blue light has been associated with increased risk for eye disorders and sleep disorders.
According to the 2016 Nielsen Company Audience Report, adults spend more than 10 hours per day using smartphones, tablets, personal computers, video games, DVDs, DVRs and/or TVs. Teens spend almost 9 hours per day consuming digital media according to the 2015 Common Sense Media Census. Tweens, between the ages of 8 and 12 years, spend approximately 6 hours every day interacting with digital media. Even children under the age of 8 years spend approximately 2 hours in front of a screen according to the same census.
Needless to say, blue light is a common environmental hazard that would benefit from proactive precautionary protection.
For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land, TX eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.
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