BlueProtect AR Lenses

Blue-violet light: A health threat hiding in plain sight.

Most of you know that the two greatest risk factors for cataracts and macular degeneration are a long life and exposure to UV radiation (hope you and your kids are wearing those sunglasses).

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Recent studies have shown that exposure to blue-violet light can affect your eyes and your health. And the threat is increasing as we are exposed to increasing levels of blue-violet light. Why you ask, because blue-violet light is given off in greater amounts by smartphones, tablets, computers, TV’s, and LED or CFL lighting.

In addition to all that, viewing digital devices at night has been shown to disrupt the brain’s production of melatonin, which can result in sleep disturbances.

It is for these reasons and the fact that our children are expected to live longer than us and will spend much greater percentage of their time on digital devices, that we are prescribing a ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect® Anti-Reflective Coating for all of our young patients. We also encourage it for all adults who spend a significant part of their work day on digital devices or like to read themselves asleep at night on their tablets.

Help us at Mt Tam Optometric Center protect your future vision and that of those you love with ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect® Anti-Reflective Coating.