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What is blue light?

What is Blue Light? Blue light is a color in the visible light spectrum that can be seen by human eyes. Blue light is a short wavelength, which means it produces higher amounts of energy. How does blue light impact you? Studies show that exposure to blue light can cause eyestrain, fatigue, headaches, and sleeplessness. Where is blue light? Blue light is everywhere in our world. It used to be that the only source of blue light was from the sun. Now we have brought blue light inside by way of digital screens (found on TVs, Smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets and gaming systems), electronic devices, LED and fluorescent lighting. Natural Blue Light v. Artificial Blue Light Blue light wavelengths are...

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Computer Eye Strain: 10 Steps For Relief

With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes.Here are 10 easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS):1. Get a comprehensive eye exam.Having a routine comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do to prevent or treat computer vision problems. If you haven't had an eye exam in over a year,...

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Digital Health and Wellness

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Emerson’s statement relates well to our modern digital age; it can be a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. I personally love all the conveniences that our digital technology has provided for us. I love being able to text with my sons and connect with them while they are at college. My daughter recently moved to another State so having the ability to facetime her has been such a blessing. And once a month I look forward to being able to Skype with my mentor. There is no dispute technology has given...

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5 Simple Steps to Prevent Tech Neck

The act of holding your head flexed and forward while looking down at your handheld device and/or laptop screen places your cervical spine in a tenuous position. Over long periods of time, maintaining this head-forward posture can lead to muscle strain, disc injury, nerve impingement and arthritic changes of the neck—and the potential for developing ongoing neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and pain radiating down the arms. Originally termed "text neck"—the new term Tech Neck highlights the fact that it's not just texting anymore—almost all the time we spend looking at any screen has the potential for damaging the neck. 5 simple steps to prevent tech neck To avoid developing degenerative neck changes due to posture, here are several simple...

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The 5 Step Eye Massage

Have two minutes? Take a little break to soothe your eyes with an eye massage. If you work on the computer for an extended period of time, or do other detailed work, you probably find that your eyes get tired before the day is done. Self-massage relieves tired eyes by increasing circulation to the eye area. STEP 1: Keeping your eyes closed, use your middle finger to massage the eye-socket bones and down to the bridge of the nose. Repeat 8-10 times. STEP 2: Press on the the pressure points just under the brow bone below the inner eyebrows and count to 3. Then press at temples and do the same. STEP 3:   Using your thumbs, gently press on...

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