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Monday, April 27, 2015

Your iPhone Could Cause Irreversible Eye Damage

(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.

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely agree! High School Grads should really be looking into Optometry for their major. There is going to be a huge need for them in the future.

Anonymous said...

This can actually be a good thing because it will level the playing field.Regardless of how educated and/or qualified one is,eyesight is imperative.Now less qualified people with decent vision will occupy the jobs formerly reserved for college grads,and we all know that a person cannot work and text at the same time.Especially if the job involves driving a vehicle.