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Blue light from smartphones can make you go blind, scientists warn

Blue light from smartphones can make you go blind, scientists warn

Scientists have found shocking evidence which could prove blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.

Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells that can cause macular degeneration – an incurable condition that affects the middle part of vision.

Blue light, which has a shorter wavelength and more energy compared to other colours, can gradually cause damage to the eyes.