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Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue light from smartphones are dangerous for your eyes. According to a new study, prolonged exposure to blue light might speed up macular degeneration and lead to blindness.   ( Krzysztof Kamil | Pixabay )

According to a new study, blue light emitted from smartphones, tablets, and other similar gadgets with backlights can speed up the process of blindness.

Researchers from the University of Toledo claim spending long periods of time staring at screens, especially in close range, will damage vision and produce poisonous chemicals in the eye’s light-sensitive cells. This in turn, the researchers claim, could accelerate macular degeneration and other eye illnesses.

Blue Light Might Make You Blind

The study, which was published last month in Scientific Reports, involved exposing living cells to various types of light. The researchers discovered that exposure to blue light results in “reactions that generate poisonous chemical molecules in photoreceptor cells,” which are the cells in the retina that react to light.