(NaturalNews) Has our obsession with electronic devices gotten out of hand? No matter where in the world you are, if you take a look around, you'll likely see a vast majority of people glued to the screen of their smartphone or tablet.
Although these electronic gadgets might seem to make our lives easier, gazing at them for hours a day could cause eye damage or even blindness.
Dr. Celia Sanchez-Ramos of Complutense University in Madrid has reported that prolonged, continuous exposure to LED screens could irreversibly damage the retina of your eye, which might lead to macular degeneration and blindness over time. The culprit is intense levels of "blue light."
According to Dr Sanchez-Ramos, LED screens produced from 2007 onwards emit up to five times more blue light than older versions did.
"Never before in human history have we exposed our eyes to light that is so intense, for such long periods, from such an early age," she says.