How damaging is blue light to the eyes?

10 facts you need to know

First, there are two types of blue light: the natural blue light of the sun and the artificial blue light emitted by LED lamps, energy-saving lights as well as smartphone and computer displays. There is an ongoing scientific discussion as to whether, and how, blue light causes damage to the eyes. In this short article, we'll tell you what you need to know about blue light, the necessity for our normal vision, any potential eye damage, and even the positive effects of blue light on our circadian rhythm and well-being.

An in-depth version of this article, including explanatory illustrations, is available here.

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