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I Wore Blue Light Blocking Glasses Every Day for a Week — Here’s What I Learned

If you strain your eyes looking at screens all day, these might be worth a shot. I'd heard of blue light blocking glasses before: They were yellow, ugly, and not worth the laughter I would get from both roommates and coworkers if I wore them regularly. But, I had a problem: For my job, I needed to spend a minimum of eight hours a day staring at a computer screen. Plus, unfortunately, in my downtime after work, I would often find myself staring at another, smaller screen: the rectangle of my iPhone 7, which would constantly beam more blue light into my face. I often felt like my eyes were red and tired by the end of the day, and...

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Blue Light Pollution: What You Need to Know

Light can impact our skin and health in major ways. And, while sunlight might be the most well-known culprit of premature signs of aging, it’s not the only one. The truth is, we probably spend less time in the sun than we do in front of blue light. “Blue light is the typical light emitted from electronic devices, including our phones, computers, TVs and other electronic devices,” says Alissia Zenhausern, N.M.D. Thanks to the modern tech-savvy world we live in, blue light is unavoidable. And, unfortunately, many of us are exposed to unhealthy levels, aka blue light pollution. What is blue light pollution? Much like sunlight — UV rays — there is such thing as too much blue light. “Blue...

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Is It Possible to Lose Weight While You Sleep?

Contrary to what many people think, sleep is not an inactive state. During sleep our bodies are doing lots of important work—repairing cells and tissues, restoring full, healthy function to our immune system, consolidating memories and rebooting the neural cells and networks of the brain. We’re burning calories the whole time. For a 150-pound person, the estimated calorie burn over a 7-hour night of rest is just over 440 calories. That’s a 40-minute jog on a treadmill! Getting plenty of high-quality rest is an important—and still overlooked– factor in weight control. Here are some of the ways you can harness your sleep routine and your overnight rest to help your body burn more calories and stay metabolically healthier. Activate your...

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Tips to reduce eye strain from phones, tablets

As you read this article, you might be experiencing eye fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, neck pain, or dry eyes - but don't blame us! These symptoms are actually quite common and are a result of digital eye strain, which not only occurs while sitting at a computer but also as we stare at our seemingly constant companions: smartphones and tablets.Eye strain from our digital devices affects most of us, as more than four out of five Americans spend time in front of a computer or on their hand-held devices. In fact, if you spend two or more continuous hours in front of a digital screen each day, you are most at risk for a condition known as computer vision syndrome.According...

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"Blue Light" glasses reducing strain from looking at digital screens

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WKRC) - Almost everyone nowadays uses computers, and the light from the screens could be putting more strain on our eyes. So that means that people might need glasses, even with “20/20 vision.” Whether it be a laptop computer or a cell phone, people’s eyes are glued to screens hours every day. Whether people know it or not, the light coming from those screens can do a real number on your eyes. It's the “blue light” and as people stare at digital screens more and more and move closer and closer to them, their eyes are feeling the effects. West Chester Optometrist Dr. Shana Brafman says she is seeing more and more patients. "Some of the symptoms...

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