As the standard of living gets extravagant, conventional TVs or LCD TVs are not bellyful for many. So, only the best LED ones are opted, but what would you rather care? Your standard of living or your power of vision?
In a recent study by vision researchers from Complutense University in Madrid, Energy-saving LED can cause severe damage to the retina. Once the cells are destroyed by sustained exposure to LED lights, they cannot be repaired or regrown.
“The retina, a highly-sensitive tissue covering the eye, never regenerates itself once it has become damaged.” says Dr Celia Sánchez Ramos, an investigator at Madrid’s Complutense University.
LED lights are made up of rainbow longitude waves which produces the high levels of radiation only in the ‘blue band’ and this ‘blue band’ damage the retina cells.
Ramos said – ‘Humans have their eyes open for around 6,000 hours a year, and most of this time they are exposed to artificial light, the best way to prevent damage is to ‘close your eyes often to soften the impact’. He also added the problem is going to get worse, because humans are living longer and children are using electronic devices from a young age, particularly for schoolwork, instead of paper.
“Eyes are not designed to look directly at light — they are designed to see with light.”
She suggests wearing good sunglasses with UV filter rays, and a healthy and varied diet rich in Vitamin A – which comes from spinach and peppers – will protect the eyes.
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